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Angel Syndication for Deal Leads: Three Syndication Traps to Avoid

Finding investors and raising enough money to fill a round is something many entrepreneurs and their deal leads have to endure. After exhausting friends and family money, most startups are financed using a process that we investors refer to as “syndication.” For entrepreneurs the syndication process can be long, arduous frustrating and tedious. And for deal leads it is not only a lot of work, there is some reputation at risk as well. However bad it is, there is something even worse: going through the process and failing. 

Seemehired.com closes £300,000 investment round from HBAN private investors and funds

Belfast-based applicant hiring software solution business SeeMeHired.com has closed a £300,000 funding round which will be used to fuel further growth of its business across the UK and Ireland.

HBAN’s WxNW Syndicate helps Ronspot raise €650,000 for workplace management platform

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, today announces that investors in its WxNW Syndicate along with Enterprise Ireland have invested €650,000 in Ronspot Solutions. HBAN angel investors have contributed €400,000 to this funding round, while Enterprise Ireland has invested €250,000. Angels from HBAN’s Dublin, London and Singapore groups have also invested.

HBAN Kerry Angel Network (KAN) Company Event

We are delighted to invite you to the company launch event of the HBAN Kerry Angel Network (KAN) on 27-November 1pm. To register please click here

HBAN Calls for Increase in Investor Tax Relief to Address Start-Up Funding Challenges

Economic impact of COVID-19 leading to investments in early-stage businesses being delayed, stalled or abandoned In order to stimulate growth and employment, HBAN proposes temporarily increasing EII tax relief to 60% HBAN’S proposal to Dept of Finance also calls for annual amount eligible for tax relief to be increased from €250k to €1m Angel network argues current administration of EII Scheme is not fit for purpose and proposes significant changes in order to incentivise investments Some investors still waiting for tax certificates two years after application

Funding and Business Support

These are uncertain times for both investors and entrepreneurs alike – however even in the downturn there is always opportunity. A quick scroll through twitter will reveal how our community has come together to support each other and the start-up ecosystem in Ireland.

Payslip €2.7m investment perfectly timed to solve Covid19 remote work management

Automation & Integration technology company raises €2.7m funding

The next decade of Irish startups will look nothing like the last

There’s more than Guinness brewing in Dublin.

Can You Help Me With This? Advising On Pitch Decks

“OK. Can you help me make it better?” You have to admit that is a fair question from an entrepreneur who’s deck you’ve just criticized.  So it’s not a bad idea to have an answer ready.   

How To Maximise Shareholder Value

Julian Costley is a partner of Heaton Camillo, the investment and advisory firm that brings angel investors together with entrepreneurs.
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