Angel investing as an asset class is continuing to grow and many accredited investors want to learn how they can best get involved. When I’m asked that question I have one simple answer—start with a local angel group. There is no better way to simplify the complexities of angel investing than by working alongside like-minded angels. There are many good choices for investing, from investing on their own or informally with friends, to using on-line platforms for accredited investors and working with local startup accelerators.
Geektime decided to speak with some of the most influential leaders in the Irish startup ecosystem. Read their insights if you want to understand what makes the Emerald Island unique, what challenges it faces and why it will explode in the coming years
In 2011 & 2012 Dublin ranked #9 in an EU-Startups.com blog, this year we're glad to see a move to #7 on the return of the list. There have been significant changes to Dublins startup ecosystem with increasing supports including (but not exhausting!) the following:
A call for applications for start-ups based outside of County Dublin for those active in the Manufacturing & Internationally Traded Services sectors including the following subsectors: Internet, Games, Apps, Mobile, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Lifesciences, Food, Cleantech and Industrial Products has opened today and will close at 3pm on Wednesday 17th June 2015. Late applications will not be accepted. This fund is open to applications from early stage companies who meet the eligibility criteria outlined below. All applications to the fund must be made via the Enterprise Ireland Online Application System.
With a combined workforce of over 5,000 people and turnover of €1.5 billion, 24 businesses have been shortlisted for this year’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme. Going head-to-head with leading entrepreneurs from across the island of Ireland, the finalists were selected within three categories – emerging, industry and international. The long-standing awards programme attracted nominations from 27 of Ireland’s 32 counties.
Michael Culligan of HBAN shares his views as part of a round-table discussion with a panel of investors as to what they are looking for in start-up companies. The discussion was chaired by Alan O’Driscoll of law firm Flynn O’Driscoll and the other panellists were Richard Watson of Dublin Business Innovation Centre and Conor Stanley of Tribal.VC.
As part of the recent EBAN 2015 Annual Congress, the EBAN Awards Ceremony took place in the Evoloun, on the evening of 7th May 2015. This special event celebrates individuals and organisations that have made a successful and significant contribution to the early stage investment market. The best in Europe were honoured at this exciting event!
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.