Empowering Angel Syndicate Investment

Halo Business Angel Network is an all-island umbrella group responsible for the development of business angel syndicates on the island of Ireland. HBAN is actively working to increase the number of angel investors who are interested in investing in early stage technology, MedTech, AgriTech & food companies and supporting the early stage entrepreneurial community.

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If you wish to mitigate risk in angel investing through building a diversified portfolio of investments then the syndicate model is for you. HBAN can connect you to like minded investors with similar investment interests.



Are you looking to get access to ambitious companies with growth potential? Are you looking to invest in new high potential start ups from Ireland’s emerging knowledge sector? Then speak to HBAN today.



If you are an early stage company in the knowledge sector looking for funds, we’d like to hear from you. Working with HBAN will ensure you have the best chance of raising finance.

Can You Help Me With This? Advising On Pitch Decks

“OK. Can you help me make it better?” You have to admit that is a fair question from an entrepreneur who’s deck you’ve just criticized.  So it’s not a bad idea to have an answer ready.     

Inclusiveness: An Interesting Way To Improve Angel Results

A new buzzword in entrepreneurship and equity investing is “inclusiveness.”  It is gaining traction with Venture Capitalists and angels alike, who see that building the diversity of the investor community and the entrepreneurs they invest in is not only a good societal goal, but it is also a way to build great deal flow, make better investment decisions, and grow returns.

Tell Them To Go It Alone: Tag-Team Pitches are Terrible

As a mentor and startup advisor, one of the most common fund-raising questions founders ask you is: can my co-founder and I pitch the company together? I suggest you tell them to strongly resist the temptation. It is a very bad idea. Tell them that some roads are better walked alone. Single person pitching, by the CEO, is always the preferred approach. In the Q&A they can find a role for others, but tell them they should not make a role in the pitch itself.