HBAN is the largest network of angel investors on the island of Ireland and currently has 17 different angel groups including 10 syndicates and 5 regional networks in operation. Click on logo's below to learn more about each group.
Bloom Equity Location - Dublin
Bloom Equity are a group of experienced entrepreneurs who have successfully built technology led companies in Software, Online Services, E-Commerce, and Telecoms. As many of the members are industry veterans that have successfully set up and sold technology companies previously, they have a unique set of skills, experience and contacts. Drawing on their collective and individual experience and business networks, Bloom Equity invest in and work with companies in these sectors to considerably accelerate their growth.
Bloom Equity typically invests in early stage companies who believe they have identified a significant market opportunity and have a scalable offering which they wish to accelerate the commercialisation of. The syndicate generally invests €150,000 – €250,000 in return for a significant minority shareholding generally in the region of 15-25%. This syndicate will normally participate in funding rounds of €250,000 – €1,500,000 and will often co-invest with Enterprise Ireland and/or any of the Seed Venture Capital Funds.
If you are interested in joining the group please submit a membership application or for further information please call us on 01 474 8216 or email us at email@example.com
MedTech Syndicate Location - Galway
Ireland is one of Europe's largest MedTech hotspots and, as a globally recognised centre of excellence, is home to 100+ companies, employing 25,000 people and represents 6% of Europe's medtech workforce.
The HBAN MedTech syndicate meet quarterly in Galway and is comprised of seasoned MedTech entrepreneurs who help provide not only the funds but also the medical knowledge and commercial skill set to help catalyse and support medical innovation in the medical device sphere.
The group have recently helped fund Aventamed a company that has spent four years developing a practical and simple solution for the treatment of ear infections with grommets without the inherent risks of general anaesthetics in children. AventaMed’s highly innovative hand-held device has the potential to completely revolutionise the industry. Aventamed raised a second round of funding with €1.6m coming from HBAN angels across three syndicates – this was the largest single HBAN angel deal to date.
Boole Syndicate Location - Cork
The Boole Investment syndicate is a Cork based group of like-minded investors interested in investing in new technology start-up's with scalability. This group has extensive business acumen in a variety of industries from medical devices to clean technologies to software. Syndicate members are all accomplished entrepreneurs in their own right and are looking to build a diversified portfolio of investments, preferably but not exclusively, in the Southern and greater Cork region. The syndicate meets every month and invites companies to pitch at each meeting. Boole Investment is supported by the Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) and Cork Business Innovation Centre (CorkBIC).
If you are interested in joining the group please submit a membership application or for further information please call us on 01 474 8216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
HBAN Impact Syndicate Sector - Mixed
The newly formed HBAN Impact Syndicate is targeting investors who want to invest in new businesses that have developed products or services which are part of the solution to building a cleaner, healthier more sustainable planet. The focus of the syndicate is on Climate, Agritech & Food Supply chain, Energy, Blue Economy, Health related and other Cleantech or ESG related Propositions. There is widespread recognition that businesses operating in these sectors are contributing to some of the highest investor returns as the global business and geopolitical community recognises that Impact innovations are central to the survival of our planet. The syndicate will initially meet once a quarter to consider opportunities in this space. The syndicate will consider a mixture of pre-revenue and revenue opportunities in the seed and growth phases of their business life cycle.
WXNW Syndicate Location - West / North West
HBAN’s WXNW (West by North West) Syndicate launched in April 2015 (with a broad sector focus) to encourage investment by successful entrepreneurs, based in or connected to the Western counties, into innovative start-up companies. This initiative is being led by Mayo man, John Mullen - co-founder of Version 1. HBAN is lending its resources, knowledge and expertise to the development of the new Syndicate in partnership with John, Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland, WestBIC, GMIT Innovation Hub, IRD, Údarás, the Western Development Commission and the Local Enterprise Offices. The partners help identify and prepare suitable candidates for investment. Business angel investing is recognised worldwide as a key enabler in the development of innovative start-up companies and objective herein is to develop this lever of support to the benefit of start-ups in the West of Ireland. HBAN is seeking business angel investors who are interested to invest directly and support start-ups in the West of Ireland.
If you are interested in joining the group please submit an application membership application or for further information please call us on 01 4748216 or email us at email@example.com
Investor Forum Location - Dublin
The Investor Forum is a group of 80-100 active private investors that meet once a month in Dublin as a group but will typically make individual investment decisions. They are a group of experienced entrepreneurs who have successfully built, grown and developed technology companies in Information & Communications, Financial Services, MedTech, Cleantech, Manufacturing and other sectors and business executives coming from these industries. These business angels are individuals with the financial capability to invest in early stage businesses. They invest in scalable businesses that are at an early stage of development with high growth potential, and thus will tend to have a higher risk profile.
As many of the members are industry veterans that have successfully set up and sold technology companies previously, they have a unique set of skills, experience and contacts. These investors often work with companies to considerably accelerate their growth.
The Investor Forum angels typically invest in early stage companies who believe they have identified a significant market opportunity and wish to commercialise their offering. Generally Angels will invest amounts anywhere between €50 - 250k as part of a company’s first real seed round of investment in return for a significant minority shareholding generally in the region of 15-25%. The angels will normally participate in funding rounds of €150k – €1.5m and will often co-invest with Enterprise Ireland and/or any of the Seed Venture Capital Funds.
South East Business Angel Network Sector - Mixed
The South East Angel Network (SEBAN) is a group of investors based in the South East region who bring an extensive range of skills and experience from a wide variety of sectors. Members, who have a broad sector focus, are interested in investment opportunities in both start-up and more established businesses that are based primarily, though not exclusively, in the South East region. SEBAN is supported by South East BIC.
HBAN Ulster Sector - Mixed
HBAN Ulster is an exciting new business angel investment initiative in Northern Ireland led by a group of accomplished entrepreneurs who have successfully built knowledge-based companies, particularly in the IT, ICT and Medtech sectors. Many members have founded, attracted investment and scaled their companies to acclaimed international success. This has resulted in acquisitions and prosperous exits enabling them to now invest in and support the next generation of committed and talented entrepreneurs. Members working together as a close team bring a unique set of skills, experience and global contacts that rapidly accelerate the growth of companies attracting investment.
The HBAN Ulster Syndicate typically invests in both start-up and established early stage companies who have identified a global market opportunity and have a scalable business model. The Syndicate generally invests between £100,000 – £500,000 in return for a minority shareholding. The Syndicate will normally participate in funding rounds of between £100,000 – £1,500,000 and will often invest with partners such as other syndicates, corporates or seed, venture capital and co-investment funds. The HBAN Ulster Investor Forum will generally invest between £100,000 – £250,000 into companies at an early stage in smaller funding rounds and across a broad variety of sectors. Follow-on investment is also usually considered.
HBAN Ulster is coordinated by Clarendon Fund Managers who have nearly twenty years of experience in the local early stage investment sector. Clarendon help identity and prepare suitable candidates for investment. If you are interested in joining the HBAN Ulster initiative, please submit a membership application here or for further information please call 028 9032 6465 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kerry Angel Network Location - Co. Kerry
The HBAN Kerry Angel Network is the newest HBAN syndicate which launched in November 2020.
HBAN Kerry Angel Network has three primary aims;
- Create an investment vehicle in Kerry to increase the deal flow into the HBAN Kerry Angel Network and open up opportunities for Kerry companies – both early stage start-ups and HPSUs.
- To create awareness for Kerry companies – or companies that might want to locate in Kerry – of KAN and the access to the HBAN investment community as an opportunity to source investment
- Establish a network that will deliver value to members in the form of quality deals that have scale and opportunity for significant returns and potential for success
Digital Irish Angels Location - New York
The Digital Irish Angels group was formed in 2015 by David Beatty, Feargall Kenny and Shane Naughton. It is an angel investing syndicate that invests in Irish start-ups, for accredited investors. The group was formed out of the broader New York Digital Irish group which promotes Irish start-ups in the USA through a series of events throughout the year. In 2017, HBAN partnered with the Digital Irish Angels connects the group with deals where there is already a HBAN deal lead in place.
Irrus Investments Sector - Life-Sciences
Irrus investments is a group of investors, operating in a syndicate, who are primarily interested in early stage investments in new innovative technologies with strong IP and international scalability. The founding members have extensive successful investment, turnaround and international business experience. Irrus expects that its commercial experience allied with its financial investment will combine to accelerate commercial success. Irrus membership is by invite only and brings together individuals with an appetite for investment and experience in a broad range of disciplines and industries.
The syndicate has invested €15m over the last 7 years in 16 start ups primarily in the Life Sciences sector. These companies in total raised €73m.
London Syndicate Sector - Mixed
The London Syndicate is the third HBAN International business angel group and was formed in March 2018. Harry McDermott is the Chairman of the Syndicate and is joined by other members from the London-based Irish investor community who are interested in investing in high potential Irish start-ups, particularly in the technology and medtech sectors. The syndicate invested almost €700k into 5 companies within the first 9 months of operation and aims to continue to invest in companies on the island of Ireland that have ambitions to expand into export markets, including the UK. The investors not only provide these businesses with financial support, but also access to contacts which will enable them to grow. This Syndicate has the same model as the other International Syndicates, the companies have been sourced, vetted, prepared and confirmed as investor-ready, high-potential start-ups by HBAN and have investment onboarded from an Irish HBAN Syndicate.
Singapore Syndicate Sector - Mixed
The Singapore Syndicate has a wealth of knowledge and experience from the Asian markets and industry. Established in 2016, Galen Murphy brought together investors for an investment in an Irish company Kastus. The syndicate partnered with HBAN looking for access to quality deal flow from Ireland and for supports and structures to share with the formed group of Irish Diaspora investors. One of the founding members of the syndicate is also the president of the Singapore Ireland Chamber of Commerce and the syndicate works closing with the group. All sectors are of interest with the main focus being Fintech, Medtech, Agtech, and Ed tech as the syndicate focus on areas of huge concern to Government and wider population in the world's fastest growing region. The syndicate aims to make investments in firms with proprietary technology/intellectual property that have identified a HBAN deal lead with DD documents and are seeking closing amounts. They have invested in 3 Irish companies to date including HBAN investee company Rubicoin.
HBAN Dubai Syndicate Sector - Mixed
HBAN Dubai is one of our youngest syndicates having been formed in 2021. Led by Chairperson Brendan McKittrick, it is a small but steadily expanding group of highly motivated investors, who bring with them a very valuable network and the expertise of doing business in Dubai. Dubai has over 11,000 Irish nationals living and working there, and this year while we aim to on board more Irish diaspora angels, we also plan to broaden our investment capacity, sectoral knowledge and business acumen by bringing in non-Irish national investors too. The group are passionate about supporting and investing in great early stage top performing companies and introducing them to the burgeoning Dubai market. Areas of specific interest include Health, E-government, aviation and logistics.
HBAN has an active network of angels in every region across the island - let's connect
We are actively supporting the angel community across the island of Ireland - below you will find the team members supporting each region. Visit the meet the team page for more details: