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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What We Value

  • Entrepreneurs who maintain their own office and brand identity, source, and execute their own deals
  • Collaboration with others on our platform to expand distribution efforts as appropriate
  • Long term relationships - win-win partnerships that keep our best producers loyal to our platform
  • Culture of professional cooperation with a focus on investor protection

How We Work

  • Platform built by practitioners for practitioners
  • Independent contractor model allows latitude regarding investment mandates
  • Proprietary software supports many private placement deal types
  • Accessible and experienced Compliance team equipped to supervise most private investments
  • Chaperone service enables foreign placement agents to show mandates to U.S. institutional investors

What We've Done

  • Over $2 billion in U.S. dollar transaction value
  • Over $500 million equivalent in foreign currency transaction value
  • Over 2,000 transactions
  • Over $50 million commissions generated by reps
  • Over 1,000 investors served​

Who We Are

  • Providing consistent service since 2003
  • Supervised thousands of successful private placements in a large variety of industry sectors
  • Specializing in capital raises, M&A opportunities, and secondary sales of private stock
  • Registered in all 52 U.S. states and territories
  • Headquartered in San Francisco, with registered representatives located throughout the U.S.