EBAN last week officially launched Business Angels Week (BAW) 17-23 November 2014, the world’s largest cross-border angel investment awareness initiative featuring Business Angels and Entrepreneurs from Europe, the Middle East (MBAN) and Africa (ABAN).
The Irish Internet Association (IIA) held its third annual post-Budget briefing session to review the Irish Budget 2015 in the specific context of the ICT sector this week. Michael McGivern, tax partner at RSM Farrell Grant Sparks, kicked off the morning with an in-depth overview of the key points in yesterday’s Budget speech, before joining Dublin’s Commissioner for Start-ups Niamh Bushnell, and Michael Culligan of the Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) for a panel discussion mediated by Silicon Republic CEO Ann O’Dea.
Are you interested in supporting and investing in some of Ireland’s most exciting software, medtech and food start-up companies?
Have you ever thought about business angel investing but don’t know where to start?
HBAN, the Halo Business Angel Network, is hosting an “Introduction to Business Angel Investing” a series of informal talks taking place across the country for all new and potential Business Angels on the week commencing the 13th of Oct. The seminars will actually be short breakfast briefings lasting approx 1hr, 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.
NDRC’s Female Founders, a pre-accelerator for new technology startups with gender diversity in their founding teams in partnership with AIB and Enterprise Ireland have announced a winner. The event which took place on 22nd August saw pitches from 9 companies but it was Tara Van Zyl that came out on top and RTE have released this great video explaining why.
Microsemi Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions, has announced it has acquired Cork based Mingoa, a leading provider of semiconductor IP for hardware accelerated Ethernet OAM and embedded tests. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed but this was a successful exit for investors including members of the HBAN Boole Syndicate.
Co Kildare firm Equilume aims to revolutionise horsebreeding across the globe with an innovative new light mask for horses which brings the breeding season of mares forward to meet industry timelines, and even has the ability to reduce jetlag.
The 14th Annual Congress of EBAN was not a place where only investors’ points of view were presented. It rather was an arena exposing the apparatus of multisource information production. As such, the EBAN Annual Congress unavoidably served also as a statement which disclosed results on academic research related to Angel Investment.
What does Ohio and Northern Ireland have in common? On first thought, probably not a lot. However, according to John Huston, founder and manager of the Ohio Tech Angels Fund, there are a lot more similarities than you think. Often seen as a ‘flyover state’ and ‘a backwater’, Ohio has only 4% of the US population but has over 700 angels across 7 angel groups and this is all without the tax benefits that investors enjoy in Northern Ireland.
If you‘re a high potential Start Up that has a new innovative product or service ready for commercialisation and/or have achieved some early traction and are raising finance to scale internationally please contact us.