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NDRC Catalyser

NDRC Catalyser is an early stage investment programme aimed at startups and founder teams with deep know-how and technology that addresses a significant global unmet market need or problem.

HBAN’s West by North West Syndicate will invest €2M in Irish start ups in 2016

•    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

Taoiseach Enda Kenny Announces Cork will host the 2016 Startup Nations Summit

During his visit to Cork on Friday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced that Ireland had been selected to host the Startup Nations Summit in November 2016. The event, organized annually by the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), has never been held in Europe previously and is likely to draw startup-savvy policymakers, advisers and startup community leaders from around the world, who are interested in helping entrepreneurs start and scale new enterprises. Photo credit: Sean Rowe

Size Matters… How Big is Your Market?

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.

Five Positive Exits In 2015: How This Angel Group Did It

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.

EU Parliament takes aim at lack of funding for female entrepreneurs

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

iCabbi: a partner to global taxi industry

BAN's Bloom Equity investors mentioned in this piece published by Independent.ie on 31 Jan 2016 by Sean Gallagher.

iCabbi: a partner to global taxi industry

HBAN's Bloom Equity investors mentioned in this piece published by Independent.ie on 31 Jan 2016 by Sean Gallagher.

8th Cycle of Going for Growth Launched

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 wins Wealth & Finance Magazine Awards

Wealth & Finance magazine have announced HBAN as the winner of the 2015 Finance Awards in two categories Best in Investment Growth Strategy and Recognised Leader in Investor Due Diligence in Ireland.