News

The search is on to find the best new start and early stage company across the island

Entrepreneurs could get a huge cash boost for their business, thanks to a total prize fund of €280,000 on offer from InterTradeIreland’s 16th Seedcorn Business Competition 2018.

Who are American Angels? Wharton and Angel Capital Association Study Changes Perceptions About the Investors Behind U.S. Startup Economy

The American Angel, a new comprehensive national study released today, provides a detailed picture of angel investors, who they are, where they live, and how they make investment decisions. Key findings include: 

Seedcorn Investor Readiness Programme

Start-up companies across the island are being offered the opportunity to learn more about how to cash in on a €280,000 prize fund in the InterTradeIreland All-island Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition 2018.

In Depth Angel Investor Survey Sheds Light On Angel Success

Who is the American Angel? What makes an angel investor successful?  How do they make investment decisions?  What are the best strategies and best practices to reap positive returns?

“Places, Please!” Organising A Deal Team

Even with a right-sized approach, every time I get into a project, I am always reminded that diligence is still a fair amount of work. At Launchpad we estimate that we spend around 40 person hours on a typical diligence process by the time the project is completed. If you are dealing with busy investors who are volunteering to do this work, burnout is a real risk.  

Peter Cowleys Key Note Speech from the HBAN All Island Conference

We were delighted to be joined by UK Super Angel Peter Cowley at the HBAN All-Island Conference on February 8th at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin. You can view Peter's full keynote speech below. 

HBAN is delighted to support the Tech Ireland €100 Million Campaign for Female Founders

Below is an excerpt from an announcement issued by TechIreland. You can read the original announcement here or by clicking the image below. 

Incereb secures €50K angel investment in fastest deal in HBAN history

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland, today announces the fastest deal done in its history. An individual HBAN angel investor transferred €50,000 to Incereb, a neonatal monitoring sensors company, just 48 hours after hearing the Irish company’s presentation. 

HBAN’s Bloom & WxNW Syndicates invest in Westport FinTech Disrupter Payslip

Global Payroll Software company, Payslip, today announced a €1 million investment, led by Frontline Ventures and AIB, and leading Technology Investors, Tribal, HBAN Bloom Equity, WxNW Syndicates & Enterprise Ireland.

Hexafly: Using the World’s Best Fed Larvae to Feed the Planet

Hexafly’s ambition is to tackle the fish feed crisis head-on with their innovative method of converting waste products into high-value feeds, fertilizers and bioplastics.Hexafly offers solutions to three broad industries with their newly developed insect-derived products range.