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.
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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.
InterTradeIreland has published a unique all island report into the Business Angel investor market. According to the report, “Funding for growth: The Business Angels Market on the Island of Ireland”, Business Angel investment on the island is estimated to be worth between €70 million and €120 million annually.
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.
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.
What is Impact Investing?
Impact Investing is a particular type of investment made in organisations, companies and funds that have the purpose of creating social and environmental impact with a financial return on capital, responding to social needs not satisfied. The Third Sector needs of innovative model and of entrepreneurship to find new solutions for the distribution of existing services and also for the construction of new solutions of collective interest.
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HBAN plans to welcome its' newest members with an introductory webinar on Wednesday 13th April. During this short informative session John Phelan, National Manager HBAN, will be discussing the do's and don'ts of business angel investing, as well as how to get the most out of being part of the network.
Becoming a new angel investor is a Catch-22. You need experience to be a good angel investor, but you can’t gain the experience until you actually invest.
• Looking to double number of angels in the syndicate from 12 to 24 this year
• WxNW looking to invest in companies based in the West and North-West of Ireland
• Target sectors include technology, manufacturing, education, tourism and med-tech
So if we can all agree that the team is the critical factor in company success, what else do we need to look at? We believe that market opportunity and product have a similar weighting in our company evaluation scale. For this article, I will give the nod to market opportunity and focus my questions to Christopher on what investors need to know when they evaluate a market.
Every angel investor wants positive exits. Although great exits can take years to come to fruition, angels are willing to put in the time and effort to see the journey through. In the world of angel investing, oftentimes a “good year” equates to realizing one exit. When you can multiply that success by a few more exits, you’ve got a great year. But the real icing on the cake? When those multiple exits are quick exits.
Men are much more likely to get money to found companies than women. More women are needed in the start-up world and there should be greater financial support to encourage this, say MEPs
On Thursday, Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation launched a new cycle of the Going for Growth Initiative at the Marker Hotel, Dublin.
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.