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AgriTech Syndicate goes ploughing

HBAN, in partnership with the Agricultural Trust, publishers of the Irish Farmers Journal, will be launching their newest AgriTech syndicate at this year’s National Ploughing Championships.

Mingoa sale a successful exit for Boole investors

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.​

Boole saddles up with Equilume

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.

Customers crowding to fund with Linked Finance

Rather than going back to the banks, a Cork-based wine company has secured a loan of €30,000 from its customers’ pockets.

EBAN releases Landmark Study on Measuring the Economic Impact of Angel Investments

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.

EBAN Associated Northern Ireland event a huge success

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.​

Call to sign EBAN Startup Investors Manifesto

The EBAN Congress was, as well as many other things, the stage for the launch of the Startup Investors Manifesto which called up for the early stage investment community to support a series of actions and policies aimed at increasing European early stage investment to 15 billion Euros and creating 1,5 million new jobs by 2017.

9th Annual EBAN Awards Ceremony

The 9th annual EBAN awards ceremony took place in evening of the first day and recognised European business angel federations, networks and investors who have demonstrated excellence and commitment to driving business angel investment over the last year. The distinguished "winners" include:

Michael Culligan elected to the EBAN Board

EBAN held a General Assembly during its annual Congress in Dublin and elected a new President and Board. The organisation is from today led by the following members and respective representatives:

DecaWave scoops major European award as super angels come to Dublin for European Business Angel Congress

The 14th annual European Business Angel Congress commenced in Dublin Castle yesterday. The conference is hosted by HBAN, the all-island umbrella group responsible for stimulating angel investment. This is the first time the congress has come to Ireland and it has brought more than 350 elite business angels and investors from across Europe and the US to Dublin.  The congress was opened by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD.