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Rising Tide 3 Information Sessions

By hban.org Tuesday, 29th January 2019 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, 2018, Events, 2019.
HBAN is committed to supporting the increase in female business angel activity on the island and glad to announce that the Rising Tide Europe 3 programme is now accepting applications for funds starting at contributions of €10,000. This is the follow-on programme to very successful Rising Tide 1 & 2 which have had over 160 female European investors, investing in 14 companies including one Irish company, Signum Surgical, a Galway based MedTech company.

HBAN to sign up 75 new angels in 2019

By hban.org Friday, 4th January 2019 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, HBAN National Conference, Events, 2019.
HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and an initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, today announces that it plans to recruit 75 new business angels in 2019. The new investors will have a combined total of at least €15 million available to invest in start-ups based in the island of Ireland.

How to Evaluate a Start-up Jockey

By hban.org Thursday, 27th December 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, 2018.
Bet on the jockey, not the horse! That is sage advice from investors in the start-up world because “things” change and the jockey needs to course correct during the long race to success. In fact, the most successful investors at TechCoastAngels spend an inordinate amount of time looking at the CEO and his/her team to determine if the investment makes sense. Even if the business plan is strong, if the jockey and the team is weak, angel investors (and presumably VCs) will not invest.

Declining Cost Curves Create Opportunities for Investors

By hban.org Thursday, 25th October 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, 2018.
For many angel investors, enabling change to make a positive impact for humankind is a driving force behind investment decisions.  Even with the desire to drive this constructive change, it can be challenging for an investor to know where to begin.  Deep technology is that space where meaningful change can be made while also positioning for potentially greater returns because of important economic trendsin several technology fields, with the understanding that there are significant risks associated with investing in this space.

Investing Together: Female Investor Masterclass

By hban.org Tuesday, 16th October 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, 2018, Events.
Women are underrepresented in Angel investing around the world. It is estimated that in the UK women hold 45% of wealth but only 14% of UK Business angels are women1. In Ireland, this issue is more pronounced where only 6% of active angels within HBAN are women.

HBAN’s MedTech Syndicate leads €1.1M investment in Ostoform

By hban.org Monday, 1st October 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Deals Done, Angel, HBAN in the Media, 2018.
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 InterTrade Ireland, today announces that its MedTech Syndicate has led a €1.1 million Series A funding round in medical device start-up, Ostoform. HBAN Angels contributed €280,000, with venture capital investor, SOSV, Enterprise Ireland, and other angel investors making up the rest of the funding round.

To Follow-On or Not to Follow-On - That is the Question

By hban.org Wednesday, 19th September 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, 2018.
As your angel career develops, and you start to build a larger portfolio of companies, you are increasingly asked to make follow-on investments. Not only do companies need investment to get off the ground, the faster they grow, the more cash they need. Whether to follow-on, and how to follow-on, are questions which have long given rise to angel debate. We’ll tackle that topic in depth here, but I’ll start out by confessing to bias right up front: Christopher and I are both believers that follow on investments are essential to achieving good returns. We firmly defend and negotiate for pro-rata rights to participate in future financings. Our overall perspective is that with your earlier checks you are basically buying options on a front row seat which comes with the right to add more “smart money” into the winners as they begin to show promise.

HBAN London Syndicate Meeting on September 27th

By hban.org Monday, 3rd September 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, 2018, Events.
                                HBAN are going to London September 27th with four more great companies to pitch! As part of the HBAN community, we would like to invite you to join us and to please share this invite with any colleagues/contacts that you have who are based or work in London, and where this event may resonate with or who would be interested in joining a HBAN London Syndicate Group.

HBAN angels get a 10 times return on Phorest investment

By hban.org Thursday, 2nd August 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Deals Done, Angel, 2018.
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 that a number of the original HBAN investors in software developer Phorest have been bought out for a sum averaging 10 times their initial investment.

Being A Mentor For Entrepreneurs: A Practical Guide

By hban.org Wednesday, 18th July 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, Entrepreneur, 2018.
Angels talk a lot about mentoring, but how many know what it really means? If you can’t describe what a great mentor does, you’ve probably never been one.  A great mentor relationship is actually a pretty rare and special thing.  It doesn’t come about all that often, and it’s not something that can be forced.

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