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We’re pleased to invite Old Paulines to the launch event for CAN, the Capital Angel Network on 8 November from 6pm at the Hambro Perks office in Victoria: click here to book a ticket.
CAN is a new angel investor network made up of alumni from founding schools St Paul’s Girls’ School, St Paul’s School and Hammersmith Academy. As an established alumni community, we have an enviable opportunity to support entrepreneurs from all backgrounds, as well as to ‘give back’ through widening access and increasing bursaries.
CAN will offer founders, alumni or not, access to a network of engaged investors, who are open to providing seed, early-stage or growth capital. These angels will in turn, pledge to donate up to 20% of related proceeds to support the founding mission of the schools that educated them; namely creating bursaries and opportunities for children no matter their background.
Our overriding goal is to build a virtuous flow of new capital between alumni, businesses and schools to fuel growth and expand access. While we’re at it, however, we also want to create some fun and approachable networking settings for the alumni of all partner schools.
Any business, new or existing, will be welcome to pitch CAN members, so long as they can commit to clear diversity, ethics, inclusion, and sustainability criteria.
So whether you’re a current or aspiring founder, or would like to invest in exciting businesses, we would encourage you to come along.
We look forward to seeing you on 8 November,
Katie Brewis (SPGS alumna), Tom Adeyoola (SPS governor and alumnus), Anant Patel (Hammersmith Academy governor) & the CAN committee