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Angel Syndication for Deal Leads: Three Syndication Traps to Avoid

Finding investors and raising enough money to fill a round is something many entrepreneurs and their deal leads have to endure. After exhausting friends and family money, most startups are financed using a process that we investors refer to as “syndication.” For entrepreneurs the syndication process can be long, arduous frustrating and tedious. And for deal leads it is not only a lot of work, there is some reputation at risk as well. However bad it is, there is something even worse: going through the process and failing. 

Seemehired.com closes £300,000 investment round from HBAN private investors and funds

Belfast-based applicant hiring software solution business SeeMeHired.com has closed a £300,000 funding round which will be used to fuel further growth of its business across the UK and Ireland.

HBAN Angels invested €14m in 2020, despite the pandemic turbulence

HBAN  the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland has announced that despite the pandemic-induced restrictions over the course of 2020, business angels invested over €14m in start-ups across the island of Ireland. The announcement comes as HBAN prepares to host its annual Conference virtually on the afternoon of Thursday 11th February 2021. The four-hour event will stream live online from 1:30-5:30pm.

HBAN 2021 Conference Feature in The Irish Times

The HBAN 2021 Conference is currently featured in The Irish Times. Please click the image below to view the full article. 

HBAN’s WxNW Syndicate helps Ronspot raise €650,000 for workplace management platform

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, today announces that investors in its WxNW Syndicate along with Enterprise Ireland have invested €650,000 in Ronspot Solutions. HBAN angel investors have contributed €400,000 to this funding round, while Enterprise Ireland has invested €250,000. Angels from HBAN’s Dublin, London and Singapore groups have also invested.

HBAN Kerry Angel Network (KAN) Company Event

We are delighted to invite you to the company launch event of the HBAN Kerry Angel Network (KAN) on 27-November 1pm. To register please click here

HBAN's South East Syndicate drives €570,000 Investment in Fast-Rising Fintech Start-Up Loanitt

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, today announces that investors in its South East Business Angel Network (SEBAN), along with Enterprise Ireland have invested €570,000 in fintech startup Loanitt. The company has already grown staff numbers to 15 people in less than 12 months, with plans to target a headcount of 40 people by year-end 2021. SEBAN angel investors have contributed €270,000 to this funding round, while Enterprise Ireland has invested an additional €300,000.

HBAN angels drive €1.2M FoodMarble investment round

FoodMarble has developed the world’s first personal digestive tracker, helping users to control food intolerances Funding to be used for R&D and to support expansion into the US and Canada, where the company has deals with Best Buy and Amazon Company achieved €1M in sales in 2019, its first year of sales, and predicts sales of €4M by year-end 2021 Funding follows €160K HBAN angel investment last year

Gray's Clip Closes £350,000 Funding Round From HBAN Angels and CoFund NI

A Northern Ireland start-up which appeared on TV’s Dragons’ Den earlier this year has successfully closed a £350,000 funding round with local business angels to bring its innovative new insulated cable clip to market. Gray’s Clip, run by Lisburn-based co-founders Davy and Julie Gray, secured £250,000 of investment from a group of nine private investors through the Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) and a further £100,000 from Co-Fund NI, part of Invest Northern Ireland’s Access to Finance portfolio. The company’s product, ViperClip, is a fully insulated cable clip which works with its specially designed battery powered stapler to secure 110v to 240v electrical cables to wooden joists and structures. Both of these products were created and designed by electrician Davy, who knew there was a need for a faster, easier and safer way to secure electrical cables to joists without having to hammer in individual clips. Davy and Julie appeared on the BBC’s popular Dragons’ Den show in March this year and received offers of investment from four of the Dragons, initially accepting an offer from Deborah Meaden.
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