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HBAN backed Sportlomo will add 25 jobs following €270k angel investment

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.

RTE The Innovation Show Interview with Michael Culligan, Business Development Director, HBAN Sat 21 May 2016

Listen to a conversation with CEO of Dublin Business Innovation Centre (Dublin BIC) and Business Development Director, HBAN, Michael Culligan on RTE’s The Innovation Show on Radio One tomorrow Saturday 21st May 2016 at 3 pm.

HBAN backed Soopa Pets to add 10 jobs following €400K investment

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.

The difference between a unicorn and a cockroach

Newtalk; Down To Business - 16th April 2016

Impact Investing a new way to invest

What is Impact Investing? Impact Investing is a particular type of investment made in organisations, companies and funds that have the purpose of creating social and environmental impact with a financial return on capital, responding to social needs not satisfied. The Third Sector needs of innovative model and of entrepreneurship to find new solutions for the distribution of existing services and also for the construction of new solutions of collective interest.

HBAN members webinar Dos & Donts of business angel investing

What is your risk apetite? HBAN plans to welcome its' newest members with an introductory webinar on Wednesday 13th April. During this short informative session John Phelan, National Manager HBAN, will be discussing the do's and don'ts of business angel investing, as well as how to get the most out of being part of the network.

€70,000 Prize Fund for Journey Re Global Entrepreneurship Competition

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.

Avoiding The Catch 22 Of Angel Investing

Becoming a new angel investor is a Catch-22. You need experience to be a good angel investor, but you can’t gain the experience until you actually invest.

Rising Tide Europe: 90 women from across 4 continents innovating cross border angel investing

For the first time in European history, a new generation of women investors and potential fund managers is being developed through the Rising Tide initiative. Historically women have been under-represented in early-stage investing. In Europe, the estimate number of women angel investors is only 7%. The Rising Tide Europe 1 (RTE1) programme is part of a global movement to increase women’s participation in angel investing as an asset class. It has been developed to provide an enriching investment experience; including an investment portfolio in start-ups, an education of the investment process and the development of a global angel community of successful business women across Europe, Middle East, Africa and the USA.
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