Meet Our Syndicates

Bloom Equity

Bloom Equity are a group of experienced entrepreneurs who have successfully built technology companies in SaaS, Software Distribution, Enterprise Software, Internet and Telecoms.  As many of the members are industry veterans that have successfully set up and sold technology companies previously, they have a unique set of skills, experience and contacts. Bloom Equity work with companies to considerably accelerate their growth.

Bloom Equity typically invests in early stage companies who believe they have identified a significant market opportunity and wish to commercialise their offering. The syndicate generally invests €150,000 – €250,000 in return for a significant minority shareholding generally in the region of 15-25%. This syndicate will normally participate in funding rounds of €150,000 – €1,500,000 and will often co-invest with Enterprise Ireland and/or any of the Seed Venture Capital Funds.

Bloom Equity invest for the longer term right through to exit and will work with companies to help accelerate the growth of a business leveraging the broad network of the group and their combined experience.

If you are interested in joining the group please submit a membership application or for further information please call us on 01 669 852 or email us at


Boole Investment Syndicate

The Boole Investment syndicate is a Cork based group of like-minded investors interested in investing in new technology start-up's with scalability. This group has extensive business acumen in a variety of industries from medical devices to clean technologies to software.  Syndicate members are all accomplished entrepreneurs in their own right and are now looking to build a diversified portfolio of investments preferably but not exclusively in the Cork region. The syndicate meets every month and invites companies to pitch at each meeting. Boole Investment is supported by the Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) and Cork Business Innovation Centre (Cork BIC).

If you are interested in joining the group please submit a membership application or for further information please call us on 01 669 852 or email us at


The HBAN Food Syndicate


This is an all-island group of experienced investors who have relevant industry experience in the food, drink and nutraceutical indust

ries. The Food syndicate is seeking to support a range of companies in the sectors mentioned above, who have made progress (sales, listings) and are edging towards early growth with an export orientation that would benefit from smart money. This is as opposed to the early stage pre-revenue startup.

If you are interested in joining the group 

please submit a membership application or for further information please call us on 01 669 852 or email us at


Irrus investments

IrrusInvestments Thumbnail0Irrus investments is a group of investors, operating in a syndicate, who are primarily interested in early stage investments in new innovative technologies with strong IP and international scalability. The founding members have extensive successful investment, turnaround and international business experience. Irrus expects that its commercial experience allied with its financial investment will combine to accelerate commercial success. Irrus membership is by invite only and brings together individuals with an appetite for investment and experience in a broad range of disciplines and industries.

For further information please contact: Aidan O'Driscoll -


The HBAN Medtech Syndicate


Ireland is one of Europe's largest MedTech hotspots and, as a globally recognised centre of excellence, is home to 100+ companies, employing 25,000 people and represents 6% of Europe's medtech workforce.
The HBAN MedTech syndicate based out of Galway is comprised of seasoned MedTech entrepreneurs who help provide not only the funds but also the medical knowledge and commercial skill set to help catalyse and support medical innovation in the medical device sphere.
The group have recently helped fund Aventamed a company that has spent four years developing a practical and simple solution for the treatment of ear infections with grommets without the inherent risks of general anaesthetics in children. AventaMed’s highly innovative hand-held device has the potential to completely revolutionise the industry. Aventamed raised €1.3m in funding.
The HBAN MedTech group meet quarterly in Galway, if you would like to join please submit a membership application or for further information please email: or call 016698525


HBAN WXNW Syndicate

HBAN’s WXNW (West by North West) Syndicate launched in April 2015 (with a broad sector focus) to encourage investment by successful entrepreneurs, based in or connected to the Western counties, into innovative start-up companies. This initiative is being led by Mayo man, John Mullen - co-founder of Version 1. HBAN is lending its resources, knowledge and expertise to the development of the new Syndicate in partnership with John, Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland, WestBIC, GMIT Innovation Hub, IRD, Údarás, the Western Development Commission and the Local Enterprise Offices. The partners will help identify and prepare suitable candidates for investment. Business angel investing is recognised worldwide as a key enabler in the development of innovative start-up companies and objective herein is to develop this lever of support to the benefit of start-ups in the West of Ireland. HBAN is seeking business angel investors who are interested to invest directly and support start-ups in the West of Ireland. 

If you are interested in joining the group please submit an application membership application or for further information please call us on 01 669 852 or email us at


South East Business Angel Network

The South East Angel Network (SEBAN) is a group of investors based in the South East region who bring an extensive range of skills and experience from a wide variety of sectors.  Members, who have a broad sector focus, are interested in investment opportunities in both start-up and more established businesses that are based primarily, though not exclusively, in the South East region.  SEBAN is supported by South East BIC.

If you are a company interested in pitching to the group or an investor interested in becoming a member of the South East Business Angel Group, then please contact:  
Michael Maddock on 051 356300 or


Getting Started

If you are interested in forming or joining an existing syndicate, HBAN will endeavour to connect you with active angel investors with similar investment interests. Simply submit a membership application or contact the HBAN team.