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.
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.
November 13th - 17th is Business Angel Week in Europe, Africa and Asia.
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.
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.
Business Plus Magazine sat down with HBAN National Director John Phelan to discuss the advantages and challenges associated with angel investment.
This article, adapted from a post originally published by the author in Inc. Magazine, is the first in a three part mini-series on deep dives. To read the next article see Deep Dive Mini Series: Coaching on How to Survive A Deep Dive Meeting.
Some investors will tell you after spending 60 minutes with an entrepreneur they know in their gut whether to make an investment. They rely on their instincts and sometimes their ability to “pattern match” with successful opportunities and entrepreneurs they worked with in their past.
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.
Record year for Irish angel investment in 2016: €13.6M invested in 50 start-ups
A message from Candace Johnson, President EBAN and Brigitte Baumann, EBAN President Emeritus
Since inception HBAN angels have invested €73 million in 362 separate deals
EBAN kindly invites HBAN members to join this years InvestHorizon ePitches
Last year, 250 investors listened to pitches from 202 start-ups that HBAN identified as investor-ready
50 of those 202 start-ups – almost 25% – were successful in finding their investor match. Relationships between investees and angel investors typically last 4 to 7 years
With the new year comes new opportunities.