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Irish AR startup positions itself to compete in growing €13.5bn sector with €600k seed round

UtilityAR, an enterprise software company offering Augmented Reality (AR) integration solutions to businesses, has announced a seed round of €600k as the company positions itself to compete in the rapidly growing AR industry currently worth €13.6bn annually.

HBAN passes €100M angel investment milestone across island of Ireland

HBAN today celebrates more than €100M invested in start-ups on the island of Ireland.

HBAN’s MedTech Syndicate led initial €1.2M investment in Bluedrop Medical

HBAN announces that Bluedrop Medical, a Galway based Medical device start up, has secured €3.7M in funding to help manage one of the most devastating complications of diabetes – the diabetic foot. An initial seed investment of €1.2M was led by HBAN’s MedTech Syndicate - which itself invested €340K in the seed round. Enterprise Ireland and the Western Development Commission also invested in the funding round along with other members of the investment community.  A €2.5M grant was awarded through the European Innovation Council.

Fixing Risk Capital Gender Inequality

The issue of gender equality in the business world is not a new one but in recent times we have started to see constructive debate gaining traction. While it is sadly still not uncommon to hear stories of successful, qualified women being paid less or being overlooked for promotions, such cases are now at least being called out and given prominence rather than swept under the carpet and accepted as the norm.

CroíValve Secures €4M in Additional Funding to Initiate Clinical Trials

HBAN investors have contributed towards €4 million in additional financing that has been secured by 

HBAN backed Phorest scoops major European angel investment award

HBAN, the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment and a joint initiative between Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, today announces that its winning streak at the European Business Angels Network (EBAN) annual congress has continued. Phorest, the HBAN-backed salon software company, was named most successful business financed by early stage investors at this year’s event in Helsinki.

HBAN London Syndicate meets on 20th June

Are you an investor and in London on June 20th? If so, join us at the HBAN London Syndicate to see some of the best investment opportunities from the island of Ireland. Did you know the HBAN London Syndicate invested €700k into 5 companies within the first 9 months? This active group of investors welcomes new members at their next meeting on 20th of June in London.                  The HBAN London Syndicate is a group of likeminded individuals seeking qualified deal flow with a UK focus from the island of Ireland. The syndicate usually co-invests alongside a local Irish lead investor, with due diligence documents available.

Angel Investing Exits: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

After a year or two down the path of building a diversified portfolio of angel investments, many individual angels are faced with some uncertainty about their path forward. The questions on many experienced angels’ minds are “Will I make a good enough return on my angel investments to justify the risk? Should I continue to invest?”  

Deciphex Finalise €2.3m Equity Fundraising to Accelerate Commercialisation and Research Programs

Deciphex an Irish based technology player, applying AI in pathology, has announced the conclusion of a €2.3m equity funding and convertible debt conversion event which will empower the company to accelerate its research and development in Artificial Intelligence and ramp up market entry in preclincial/toxicologic digital pathology.

HBAN Food Investor Forum

HBAN will hold the first Food Investor Forum of 2019 on 21st May in Dublin . The half-day event will bring together current HBAN Food Syndicate Investors, other HBAN Investors interested in the food sector and New Investors interested in getting involved in food investing. It will also bring together other key stakeholders in the food industry including Kerry Group, Finistere (a later stage US and Irish Food and Agtech focused VC), and leaders of successful scaled Food companies to share their market insights and experience. A selection of 4 food sector entrepreneurs from across the broad food supply chain (from production, packaging and distribution) will pitch to investors to raise investment.
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