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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. 

HBAN to host 2014 European Business Angel Congress bringing 350 business angels to Dublin

HBAN, the all-island umbrella group responsible for stimulating angel investment, is today announcing that it will be the official host for the 14th EBAN Congress in 2014, bringing the European business angel community to Dublin. It is Europe’s largest angel event and the second biggest in the world. 

Angel Syndication Webinar with Michael Culligan

Ireland is probably the leading country when it comes to Angel Syndication. HBAN has extensive knowledge and experience in this topic and during this webinar Michael Culligan shares with us how angel syndicates:  a) stimulates angel investment,  b) empowers angel investors to build and maintain a portfolio of investments, and  c) streamlines the funding process for the entrepreneur. 

An Angel At Your Table

It’s a world of confusing acronyms, mysterious terminology and there’s more than a hint of Dragon’s Den about it, but the finance process for entrepreneurs has got an added dimension with the growth of business angels on the Irish scene.

South East BIC Client Scurri Raises €1.2m In Second Seed Funding Round

Irish e-commerce platform player Scurri has secured a second round of seed funding totaling €1.2m, enabling it to focus its efforts on the UK market. Scurri was founded in 2010 by CEO Rory O’Connor in Duncannon, Co Wexford, and now has a sales HQ at TechHub in London.

High Potential Start Up Class 2013

The HBAN team today attended “The Start-up Class of 2013” event which brought together the Irish investment community with over 100 companies. These companies which Enterprise Ireland have invested in during 2013 comprised of High Potential Start-Up, Competitive Start Fund and New Frontier companies. 

HBAN’s new business angel Food Syndicate helps Irish start up Elivar raise €700,000 investment

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island umbrella group responsible for stimulating angel investment, today announces that the newly formed business angel Food Syndicate has invested in its first company, Elivar.   Elivar has raised €700,000 from multiple sources including the HBAN food syndicate, Enterprise Ireland and other private investors, to support the ongoing development of its sports nutrition products and brand.

Interview with Michael Culligan, head of Ireland’s federation of business angel networks HBAN

The following is an interview with Michael Culligan, HBAN National Director that was published by EBAN today. Interview by Vanja Figenwald.
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