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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
If you‘re a high potential Start Up that has a new innovative product or service ready for commercialisation and/or have achieved some early traction and are raising finance to scale internationally please contact us.