Funding round led by WxNW, HBAN’s newest angel syndicate
900,000 players and supporters of 52 sports in Europe, America and Asia benefit from Mayo-based Sportlomo’s service
Marks first investment from WxNW, which aims to double its number of angels from 12 to 24
Investment is part of a targeted push by HBAN to encourage investment in start-ups from West and Northwest of Ireland
HBAN, the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, today announces the first-ever investment from its newest angel syndicate, WxNW (West by Northwest). The syndicate has backed innovative Mayo-based sports technology start-up, Sportlomo. The €270,000 investment is co-funded by Enterprise Ireland and will see the creation of 25 jobs in the company.
Funding round led by the Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) Food Syndicate with support from Enterprise Ireland
Investment will support 10 jobs in Soopa Pets over the next three years
Announcement reflects HBAN’s ‘smart money’ approach; combining investment with strategic support
Soopa Pets, which makes healthy dog treats, is expanding into international markets
HBAN, the all-island group responsible for promoting business angel investment, today announces an investment in Soopa Pets, the maker of healthy and nutritious dog treats. The €400,000 funding was led by business angels from the HBAN Food Syndicate, with support from Enterprise Ireland, and will see the creation of 10 jobs in Soopa Pets.
A competition announced today is offering entrepreneurs the chance to win a share of a prize fund of €70,000, as well as paid positions, office space, business coaching, and two all-expenses-paid trips to Germany.
As a mentor and startup advisor, one of the most common fund-raising questions founders ask you is: can my co-founder and I pitch the company together? I suggest you tell them to strongly resist the temptation. It is a very bad idea. Tell them that some roads are better walked alone. Single person pitching, by the CEO, is always the preferred approach. In the Q&A they can find a role for others, but tell them they should not make a role in the pitch itself.
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