How to Apply the 3 P's to Selecting Angel Investments
The first approach we recommend for selecting investable companies is to screen each company by examining the Team, Market Opportunity and Product. That’s a great way to sift through hundreds of companies to find the few diamonds in the rough. But for serious angels with more solid prospects than they can possibly invest in, a second filter is needed. Whether they realize it or not, most investors apply a second level of filter in their screening process. Investors might use different words but they are all doing the same basic analysis. We call this secondary filter the 3 P's. They are easy to remember and understand:
KanDo Medical, an independent Healthcare Solutions Provider, has acquired Fleetwood Healthcare, a Wicklow based Medical Device Distributor. Fleetwood Healthcare was founded in 1995 by Conor and Susan Fleetwood and is a proud partner to some of the worlds most respected and innovative Endoscopy and Surgical Device Manufacture rs. Fleetwood Healthcare pioneered the introduction of single use Endoscopy products to Ireland and is highly regarded as a leader in the provision of bespoke clinical workshops to healthcare professionals.
UtilityAR, an enterprise software company offering Augmented Reality (AR) integration solutions to businesses, has announced a seed round of €600k as the company positions itself to compete in the rapidly growing AR industry currently worth €13.6bn annually.
HBAN announces that Bluedrop Medical, a Galway based Medical device start up, has secured €3.7M in funding to help manage one of the most devastating complications of diabetes – the diabetic foot. An initial seed investment of €1.2M was led by HBAN’s MedTech Syndicate - which itself invested €340K in the seed round. Enterprise Ireland and the Western Development Commission also invested in the funding round along with other members of the investment community. A €2.5M grant was awarded through the European Innovation Council.
The issue of gender equality in the business world is not a new one but in recent times we have started to see constructive debate gaining traction. While it is sadly still not uncommon to hear stories of successful, qualified women being paid less or being overlooked for promotions, such cases are now at least being called out and given prominence rather than swept under the carpet and accepted as the norm.
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.