Jobs to be filled by 2017 across 48 HBAN-supported companies
Galway-based medical devices company Embo Medical raised over €1.5M from business angel funding creating 13 jobs
Northern-Ireland based Treze raised €150,000 from angels creating 20 jobs
Dublin-based Lumafit raised €175,000 from angels creating 15 jobs
HBAN looking to recruit new angel investors
Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) today announces record business angel investment supporting significant job growth across the island of Ireland during 2014. An estimated 700 jobs will be created by 2017 by HBAN-supported companies, following a number of successful funding rounds during 2014 totalling €30 million.
Angel investing as an asset class is continuing to grow and many accredited investors want to learn how they can best get involved. When I’m asked that question I have one simple answer—start with a local angel group. There is no better way to simplify the complexities of angel investing than by working alongside like-minded angels. There are many good choices for investing, from investing on their own or informally with friends, to using on-line platforms for accredited investors and working with local startup accelerators.
Geektime decided to speak with some of the most influential leaders in the Irish startup ecosystem. Read their insights if you want to understand what makes the Emerald Island unique, what challenges it faces and why it will explode in the coming years