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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 played Cupid to 202 Irish start-ups in 2016

By hban.org Monday, 13th February 2017 | 0 comments
Filed under: Deals Done, Angel, 2017.
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  

Galway’s Signum Surgical to add 8 jobs following €2.6M HBAN-backed funding

By hban.org Monday, 7th November 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Ezine Articles, Deals Done, 2016.
Galway-based company is developing medical devices to treat perianal fistula, a condition that affects about two in every 10,000 people More than €1M of funding round comes from angel investors in HBAN’s MedTech Syndicate Funding will help Signum Surgical finalise their technology and obtain regulatory clearance in the US and Europe Galway employs one-third of Ireland’s medtech workforce HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network) today announces that Galway medtech start-up, Signum Surgical, will add eight jobs following a €2.6M Series A funding round. HBAN’s MedTech Syndicate contributed over €1 million to the funding round, with additional investment coming from Enterprise Ireland, the Western Development Commission, Rising Tide Europe and other angel investors.

HBAN super-angel to invest €4M in Irish tech start-ups

By Press Release Thursday, 3rd November 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Deals Done, Angel, 2016.
•    Italian Gianni Matera has already invested €900K in six start-ups in past 15 months •    He expects to invest in three more start-ups by year-end 2016 •    Focus on technology companies intent on breaking into the US market •    Gianni helped gym management software company, Glofox, attract 420 customers in 18 countries and grow 15% month-on-month

€2M deal helps HBAN-backed Wicklow Wolf brew up 20 jobs

By hban.org Friday, 28th October 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Deals Done, Angel, Entrepreneur, 2016.
Investment will fund a new, larger brewing site in Wicklow, enabling 15-fold increase in production Investment includes €722,000 from HBAN Food Syndicate, which will help the company expand into International markets including the US, Asia and Europe Food Syndicate’s second investment in Wicklow Wolf this year brings its total investment to over €800k in 18 months Company sold its first beer just two years ago and now has produced over 16 varieties of beer HBAN seeking new business angel investors to invest in businesses like Wicklow Wolf at its Business Angel Roadshow this November   HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment and a joint initiative of InterTradeIreland and Enterprise Ireland, today announces a €2 million investment in craft beer company, Wicklow Wolf. HBAN’s Food Syndicate is one of the leading stakeholders in the deal, which is also supported by Enterprise Ireland and a number of private investors.

HBAN-backed Sportlomo will add 25 jobs following €270k angel investment

By hban.org Thursday, 16th June 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Ezine Articles, Deals Done, Angel, Entrepreneur, 2016.
Funding round led by WxNW, HBAN’s newest angel syndicate 900,000 players and supporters of 52 sports in Europe, America and Asia benefit from Mayo-based Sportlomo’s service Marks first investment from WxNW, which aims to double its number of angels from 12 to 24 Investment is part of a targeted push by HBAN to encourage investment in start-ups from West and Northwest of Ireland HBAN, the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, today announces the first-ever investment from its newest angel syndicate, WxNW (West by Northwest). The syndicate has backed innovative Mayo-based sports technology start-up, Sportlomo. The €270,000 investment is co-funded by Enterprise Ireland and will see the creation of 25 jobs in the company.

HBAN-backed Soopa Pets to add 10 jobs following €400K investment

By Press Release Monday, 18th April 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Ezine Articles, Deals Done, Entrepreneur, 2016.
Funding round led by the Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) Food Syndicate with support from Enterprise Ireland Investment will support 10 jobs in Soopa Pets over the next three years Announcement reflects HBAN’s ‘smart money’ approach; combining investment with strategic support Soopa Pets, which makes healthy dog treats, is expanding into international markets HBAN, the all-island group responsible for promoting business angel investment, today announces an investment in Soopa Pets, the maker of healthy and nutritious dog treats. The €400,000 funding was led by business angels from the HBAN Food Syndicate, with support from Enterprise Ireland, and will see the creation of 10 jobs in Soopa Pets.

Angels reach €50M milestone with Connexicon Medical’s €1.15M investment creating 15 jobs

By hban.org Wednesday, 28th October 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: Ezine Articles, Deals Done, 2015.
HBAN, a joint initiative of InterTradeIreland and Enterprise Ireland responsible for the all-island promotion of business angel investment, today announces that it has breached the landmark of €50 million invested by business angels. A further €89 million has been leveraged from other sources including Enterprise Ireland, Western Development Commission and local and international venture capital funds.

HBAN helps Iconic raise €400,000 through business angel investment

By HBAN Thursday, 23rd July 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: Ezine Articles, Deals Done, 2015.
15 positions to be filled by December 2016 Irish software company Iconic raises €400K and announces 15 new jobs Iconic targeting the €37BN language industry Proprietary technology developed through R&D at DCU Iconic Translation Machines, a leading Irish translation software company, today announces that it is creating 15 new jobs at its headquarters in Glasnevin, Dublin. The positions will be filled by December 2016 and will bring the total employment at the company up to 25.

HBAN record 2014 - €30M funding to create an estimated 700 jobs

By hban.org Thursday, 2nd July 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: Ezine Articles, Deals Done, 2015.
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.

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