HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and an initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, today announces that business angels invested €16.8 million in 66 Irish start-ups in 2019.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.