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Calling all energy startups

Interested in piloting your tech with major international utilities? And winning up to $200,000 while traveling to four countries with all expenses paid?

OncoMark Secures €2.1 Million Investment to Commercialise New Diagnostic Test for Breast Cancer

OncoMasTR test to launch in 2018 and will reduce the number of patients receiving unnecessary chemotherapy OncoMark, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company, today announced that is has secured €2.1 million in funding.

HBAN played Cupid to 202 Irish start ups in 2016

Last year, 250 investors listened to pitches from 202 start-ups that HBAN identified as investor-ready 50 of those 202 start-ups – almost 25% – were successful in finding their investor match. Relationships between investees and angel investors typically last 4 to 7 years  

Rising Tide Europe 2 programme

With the new year comes new opportunities.

CorkBIC Entrepreneur Experience

The Entrepreneur Experience® is a unique opportunity for 24 Emerging Entrepreneurs to gain unparalleled access and advice from 24 of Ireland's most successful Business leaders over 24 hours.

CorkBIC Entrepreneur Experience

The Entrepreneur Experience® is a unique opportunity for 24 Emerging Entrepreneurs to gain unparalleled access and advice from 24 of Ireland's most successful Business leaders over 24 hours.

Top 21 Early Stage Investing Articles of 2016

As we look back on 2016, here is a selection of the most interesting and informative pieces as highlighted by the Seraf team, handpicked by co-founders Hambleton Lord and Christopher Mirabile. From human capital to flying cars, from startup risk to board directors, from scaling your business to avoiding the Series A crunch, we salute the authors and hope this collection provides insights to make 2017 the best year yet.

Galway’s Signum Surgical to add 8 jobs following €2.6M HBAN backed funding

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.

HBAN super angel to invest €4M in Irish tech start ups

•    Italian Gianni Matera has already invested €900K in six start-ups in past 15 months •    He expects to invest in three more start-ups by year-end 2016 •    Focus on technology companies intent on breaking into the US market •    Gianni helped gym management software company, Glofox, attract 420 customers in 18 countries and grow 15% month-on-month

Register now for a Business Angel Roadshow near you

- Have you ever thought about business angel investing but don’t know where to start? - Are you interested in learning the ropes as to how you can support & invest in some of Ireland’s most exciting start-ups? HBAN, the Halo Business Angel Network, is hosting a series of informal talks taking place across the country for all new and potential Business Angels on the week commencing the 7th November. The seminars will be short briefings, during which attendees will hear insights from leading Irish business angels on their experiences, the benefits of investing in a syndicate, the risks and rewards of business angel investing and finally they will have the opportunity to network with like minded individuals from the region.