company history

Growth Capital Services was founded in 2003 with a mandate to assist in the capitalization of resource-efficient technologies even before the field became known as “clean tech.” GCS has now served as the broker-dealer of record for more than 200 representatives nationwide on transactions ranging from private placements to M&A to secondary sales of private stock.

  • 1999

    The dot com boom

    The idea that eventually became Growth Capital Services is launched as a private investment group.

  • 2003

    GCS becomes a Broker Dealer

    The firm becomes a broker dealer, specializing in clean tech.

  • 2008

    The Great Recession

    The firm’s clean tech practice is sold just before the storm hits.

  • 2009

    OLIVIA is born

    The firm reconfigures its broker dealer procedures to handle a larger flow of business.

  • 2011

    Key staff hired

    The firm has enjoyed very low turnover in senior management.

  • 2015

    International 15(a)(6) business approved

    This allows the firm to “chaperone” non-US placement agents who wish to show their mandates to US institutional investors.

  • 2017

    GCS passes $1 billion benchmark

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