UK Investor Nelson Gray on Angel Investing

Jan 28, 2020, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Wyndham Grand Tbilisi, 3 Lado Gudiashvili St, Tbilisi, 0105

Nelson was European Angel of the Year in 2008 and was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion in 2015 He has personally invested in over 50 companies & more as a fund manager. He has helped grow Scotland’s leading angel syndicate, and managed 3 funds up to$250MM. He has provided training and mentoring to angel investors in Europe and beyond.

In-person event

About this event

Join us for a special event co-sponsored by the investment readiness program of The European Union, World Bank and Georgia's Innovation and Technology Agency!  Great startups are part of building a startup ecosystem, but angel investors are critical to fuel their growth and help local startups get traction needed to raise outside capital and enter new markets. 

Nelson Gray brings a wealth of experience, some good stories, and a real-life sense of the life of a top angel investor.

Following the sale of his own businesses, Nelson became a “hands-on” mentor, non-executive director, educator, business angel investor and fund manager. He is a member of angel groups in the UK and USA, has personally invested in over 50 companies and many more as a fund manager, achieving exits via trade sales and IPO. He has acted as gatekeeper for Scotland’s leading angel syndicate, been a fund manager of a $250 million venture fund, and managed two early stage investment funds.

He has provided training and mentoring to entrepreneurs and early stage VC and angel investors in many countries across Europe and further afield, including in South America, India, Australia, Kazakhstan and New Zealand. He has also helped to build angel groups and investment funds in the UK, Latvia, Jordan, Russia, Egypt and the Caribbean.

Nelson was European Angel of the Year in 2008 and was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion in 2015

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  • Nelson Gray


    Firth Ventures



Tuesday, January 28, 2020
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM UTC


Fireside Chat with Nelson Gray


  • Colin Donohue

    Georgian Ventures



  • Colin Donohue


    Tbilisi Director

  • Giorgi Tukhashvili

    Startup Grind Tbilsi


  • Nia Basaria

    Startup Grind Tbilisi

    Chapter Co-director

  • Tamar Tukhashvili

    Startup Grind Tbilisi

    Team Member

  • Merab Tevdorashvili

    Team Member


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European Union

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World Bank

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Georgia's Innovation and Technology Agency

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Wyndham Grand Tbilisi

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Embassy of the United States, Georgia

Teliani Valley logo

Teliani Valley

Ilia State University logo

Ilia State University

Global Beer Georgia logo

Global Beer Georgia

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Palitra Media

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Nexia TA

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Georgian Ventures

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