HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and an initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, today announces that business angels invested €16.8 million in 66 Irish start-ups in 2019.
HBAN today announced that it recruited more than 100 business angel investors last year – significantly higher than its projected 75 new angels. The organisation is now aiming to sign up a further 100 angels in 2020, with its recruitment drive kicking off next month at HBAN’s All-Island Conference.
HBAN will host its annual All-Island Conference at Powerscourt Hotel, Wicklow, on Thursday, 6th February 2020. The all-day event aims to encourage more people to get involved in business angel investing, highlighting the opportunities and rewards that it presents.
A buzzword in entrepreneurship and equity investing is “inclusiveness.” It is gaining traction with Venture Capitalists and angels alike, who see that building the diversity of the investor community and the entrepreneurs they invest in is not only a good societal goal, but it is also a way to build great deal flow, make better investment decisions, and grow returns.
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