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The Rising Tide of 99 Women Angels Investing Together

By EBAN Tuesday, 18th August 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: 2015.
EBAN has entered a cooperation with the Kauffman Foundation, Rising Tide Program USA/Next Wave and Go Beyond Investing to do the first ever Rising Tide Program Europe. This will gather 99 women across Europe and the USA to invest together €1+ million in Early Stage startups.

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

By HBAN Thursday, 23rd July 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: 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.

Build An Angel Portfolio Like the Experts

By Marianne Hudson - Forbes Friday, 3rd July 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: 2015, Angel.
If angel investing is your passion, you’re in it long term; and getting a good rate of return ensures you can continue investing for years. That’s why developing a strong angel portfolio is so important. Finding the right companies, figuring out how many to invest in and which types of deals to focus on is the magic formula angels are after.

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

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

The Advantages Of Belonging To An Angel Group

By Marianne Hudson - Forbes Wednesday, 1st July 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: 2015, Angel.
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.

Dublin ranked 7 in Top 15: Europe’s biggest startup cities

By hban.org Thursday, 11th June 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: 2015.
In 2011 & 2012 Dublin ranked #9 in an EU-Startups.com blog, this year we're glad to see a move to #7 on the return of the list. There have been significant changes to Dublins startup ecosystem with increasing supports including (but not exhausting!) the following:

Competitive Start Fund - ICT & Industrial Sectors for start-ups based outside County Dublin

By hban.org Wednesday, 3rd June 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: 2015.
A call for applications for start-ups based outside of County Dublin for those active in the Manufacturing & Internationally Traded Services sectors including the following subsectors: Internet, Games, Apps, Mobile, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Lifesciences, Food, Cleantech and Industrial Products has opened today and will close at 3pm on Wednesday 17th June 2015. Late applications will not be accepted. This fund is open to applications from early stage companies who meet the eligibility criteria outlined below. All applications to the fund must be made via the Enterprise Ireland Online Application System.

Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalists Announced

By hban.org Friday, 29th May 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: 2015.
With a combined workforce of over 5,000 people and turnover of €1.5 billion, 24 businesses have been shortlisted for this year’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme. Going head-to-head with leading entrepreneurs from across the island of Ireland, the finalists were selected within three categories – emerging, industry and international. The long-standing awards programme attracted nominations from 27 of Ireland’s 32 counties.

What are investors looking for in a start-up?

By hban.org Thursday, 28th May 2015 | 0 comments
Filed under: 2015.
Michael Culligan of HBAN shares his views as part of a round-table discussion with a panel of investors as to what they are looking for in start-up companies. The discussion was chaired by Alan O’Driscoll of law firm Flynn O’Driscoll and the other panellists were Richard Watson of Dublin Business Innovation Centre and Conor Stanley of Tribal.VC.

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