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HBAN to boost angel investment to €25M per year by 2020

By hban.org Thursday, 16th November 2017 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, 2017.
As part of this week’s Business Angel Week, HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island group responsible for the promotion of business angel investment in Ireland, today announces plans to increase the amount invested in Irish start-ups by HBAN angels to €25 million per year by 2020. This will see HBAN increasing angel investment by 17% per year for the next four years.

Should I Jump On That Bandwagon? (Angel Investing)

By hban.org Monday, 13th November 2017 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, 2017.
The toughest moment in a new angel’s investing career: a very large round has lots of momentum – it has been expanded and is still over-subscribed. And it is a classic case as these things go, driven by the usual factors: little bit later stage with some traction, so risk is perceived as lower, great pitch by an appealing CEO, backed by a seemingly good team, momentum in the round building quickly, a product people can understand that is already built and in the stream of commerce, and, perhaps most importantly, a perception of scarcity as the round filled up.

Rowan Devereux appointed Chair of HBAN’s Bloom Equity angel syndicate

By hban.org Tuesday, 31st October 2017 | 0 comments
Filed under: Deals Done, Angel, 2017, HBAN in the Media.
Dublin, 31st October 2017 – HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island group responsible for the promotion of business angel investment in Ireland and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland, today announces the appointment of Rowan Devereux to the Chair of the Bloom Equity Syndicate. Rowan succeeds Anthony Bermingham as Chair and in his new role, he aims to recruit new angels, build the profile of the syndicate and work with HBAN in selecting high potential start-ups to present at monthly syndicate meetings.

AventaMed to achieve FDA clearance with help of €1.8M HBAN-backed funding

By hban.org Thursday, 19th October 2017 | 0 comments
Filed under: Deals Done, Angel, 2017, HBAN in the Media.
Dublin, 19th October, 2017 – HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland, today announces a €1.8 million investment in Cork-based medtech company, AventaMed. The investment – which includes €1.6 million angel funding, the largest single HBAN angel investment to date – will fund AventaMed through FDA (Food and Drug Administration) clearance and commercialisation of the Solo Tympanostomy Tube Device (Solo TTD) which enables the quick and simple insertion of ear grommets.  

HBAN wins Best Business Angel Week Award at European Business Angel Awards Annual Awards 2017

By hban.org Saturday, 1st July 2017 | 0 comments
Filed under: 2017.
HBAN, the all-island group responsible for the promotion of business angel investment in Ireland, today announces that it won the Best Business Angel Week Award at the EBAN (European Business Angel Network) Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony held in Málaga, Spain on Thursday, 8th June.HBAN, a joint initiative of InterTradeIreland and Enterprise Ireland, won the prestigious European accolade based on the success of its Business Angel Roadshow that it ran in November last year.

Acorn Angels invest in Social Peer-to-Peer Finance Platform

By hban.org Monday, 22nd May 2017 | 0 comments
Filed under: Ezine Articles, Angel, Entrepreneur, 2017.
Irish-based company Flender has won a funding package including the first investment by the Derry/Londonderry Acorn Angel Group, which included Padraig Canavan, Liam Bradley and Paul McElvaney. Flender is an online platform that creates a marketplace for businesses and individuals in the Republic of Ireland to borrow and lend money safely and at better rates than those offered by the banks.

Enterprise Ireland announces €750,000 in start-up funding for Female Entrepreneurs

By hban.org Wednesday, 26th April 2017 | 0 comments
Filed under: Entrepreneur, 2017.
The Enterprise Ireland INNOVATE programme for Female entrepreneurs delivered by Dublin Business Innovation Centre Enterprise Ireland’s €750,000 Competitive Start Fund (CSF) for Female Entrepreneurs will open for applications on Wednesday 3rd May. Up to €50,000 in equity funding is available to a maximum of 15 successful female applicants with early stage start-up companies. Last year, one in three companies who received CSF investment from Enterprise Ireland were female-led.    

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