With hubs in New York and Los Angeles, and chapters in San Francisco, London and Toronto, we truly have global reach, with members across five continents
The Gaingels network combines the most accomplished founders and investors committed to supporting the portfolio.
Through the power of our network, founders are connected to a valuable, global network of LGBT/Ally investors, gaining access to capital, investors’ business acumen and contacts. In addition, as an affinity network, we care more, offer assistance, mentor and make introductions to propel these companies for further growth and M&A opportunities
Investors can insure their time and capital furthers the community while seeking to make profitable investments with above market returns.
Gaingels has proudly taken the Parity Pledge.
David is an entrepreneur and Angel investor. He is very active in promoting angel investing around the world as managing director of Golden Seeds and founder and managing partner of two other angel groups: MAIN, the Mekong angel investor network, leading delegations to invest in Southeast Asia, and Digital Irish Angels, a group of Irish Americans investing on the island of Ireland.
David is Chairman of Empire Messaging, Inc., a company he started in 1993 and ran until 2004, which provides Enterprise Messaging solutions to corporate clients. David has co-founded 3 other tech enabled companies with successful exits. David is a very active supporter of, and mentor to the early stage ecosystem in NY and is a frequent speaker and panelist on the topics of early stage fundraising and seed investing.
Paul Grossinger is a New York-based entrepreneur, angel investor and syndicator. As well as co-founding Gaingels, he is co-founder of Blue Jay, the first investment network backing Johns Hopkins alumni, and its allied student fund A-Level Capital and he teaches a short course on entrepreneurship annually at Johns Hopkins during January intersession. As a angel investor he has backed eight funds and 74 start ups.
As an entrepreneur he co-founded Pervasive Group and L&M Media and was the Chief Evangelist at Imperative. Paul is also a philanthropist, serving as a past Board of Governors member for StartOut and Board Member for Marriage Equality USA, an advisor for to Out in Tech, and as a Trustee Scholarship Advisory Group member for Johns Hopkins. A regular speaker and panelist, he also writes regularly for Inc.com and Huffington Post.
Our members include venture capitalists, exited entrepreneurs, and leading angel investors from twelve venture capital funds, nine angel groups and over a dozen Fortune 500 companies.
To become a member, please fill out an application on our private portal by clicking below:
Gaingels members may be full members (accredited investors under SEC rules) or associates (non-accredited affiliates of the Gaingels members).
Gaingels members are asked to make a 20/20 Capital & Hours commitment. More details about our philosophy can be found in our presentation materials and by speaking with the directors.
The best way to reach us is through a referral from one of our members, co-investors or existing portfolio companies. Many of our members are active in affiliate groups such as StartOut, NGLCC, Out in Tech and Lesbians Who Tech.