News

Increased angel investment in Medtech, Virtual and Augmented Reality in 2018

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, today announces its predictions for 2018. HBAN is forecasting a 17% increase in angel investing in Irish start-ups as the economy grows in 2018, and it will reach €25 million per year by 2020.

Hockey stick growth curves are a thing of the past Angel investor shares top tips for budding start ups Irish Independent

Chairman of the HBAN Bloom Equity syndicate Rowan Devereux was interviewed by Louise Kelly of the Irish Independent on the state of entrepreneurship and investment in Ireland in 2017 and the the future. 

HBAN’s South East Syndicate to invest €10M in local start ups

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment today announces that investors in its South East Business Angel Network (SEBAN) plan to invest €10 million in start-ups from the region over the next three years.

Hi tech matchmaker still looking for angels John Phelan Interview with the Irish Examiner

HBAN National Director John Phelan spoke with  Pádraig Hoare of the Irish Examiner about the record investment in a company spun out of Cork IT.

Rowan Devereux appointed Chair of HBAN’s Bloom Equity angel syndicate

Dublin, 31st October 2017 – HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island group responsible for the promotion of business angel investment in Ireland and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland, today announces the appointment of Rowan Devereux to the Chair of the Bloom Equity Syndicate. Rowan succeeds Anthony Bermingham as Chair and in his new role, he aims to recruit new angels, build the profile of the syndicate and work with HBAN in selecting high potential start-ups to present at monthly syndicate meetings.

AventaMed to achieve FDA clearance with help of €1.8M HBAN backed funding

Dublin, 19th October, 2017 – 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 a €1.8 million investment in Cork-based medtech company, AventaMed. The investment – which includes €1.6 million angel funding, the largest single HBAN angel investment to date – will fund AventaMed through FDA (Food and Drug Administration) clearance and commercialisation of the Solo Tympanostomy Tube Device (Solo TTD) which enables the quick and simple insertion of ear grommets.  

Interview with John Phelan The Independent

HBAN National Director John Phelan was interviewed by the Independent where he spoke about the importance of exit strategies for investors as well as discussing previous investments made by HBAN business angels. 

Interview with John Phelan Business Plus Magazine

Business Plus Magazine sat down with HBAN National Director John Phelan to discuss the advantages and challenges associated with angel investment. 

60 Seconds with John Phelan Business & Finance

Business & Finance spoke with HBAN National Director John Phelan about Business Angel Investing in Ireland, his first job, how he motivates the HBAN team and the best piece of advice he's ever received. 
Page 4 of 5