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HBAN to sign up 75 new angels in 2019

By hban.org Friday, 4th January 2019 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, HBAN Conference, Events, 2019.
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 it plans to recruit 75 new business angels in 2019. The new investors will have a combined total of at least €15 million available to invest in start-ups based in the island of Ireland.

How to Evaluate a Start-up Jockey

By hban.org Thursday, 27th December 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, 2018.
Bet on the jockey, not the horse! That is sage advice from investors in the start-up world because “things” change and the jockey needs to course correct during the long race to success. In fact, the most successful investors at TechCoastAngels spend an inordinate amount of time looking at the CEO and his/her team to determine if the investment makes sense. Even if the business plan is strong, if the jockey and the team is weak, angel investors (and presumably VCs) will not invest.

Talking to an Angel

By hban.org Monday, 12th November 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Deals Done, HBAN in the Media, 2018.
Angel investment is growing in popularity as a source of early-stage funding for start-ups. Better Business looks at the relationship between company and investor and uncovers how best to strike a deal.

Declining Cost Curves Create Opportunities for Investors

By hban.org Thursday, 25th October 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, 2018.
For many angel investors, enabling change to make a positive impact for humankind is a driving force behind investment decisions.  Even with the desire to drive this constructive change, it can be challenging for an investor to know where to begin.  Deep technology is that space where meaningful change can be made while also positioning for potentially greater returns because of important economic trendsin several technology fields, with the understanding that there are significant risks associated with investing in this space.

Investing Together: Female Investor Masterclass

By hban.org Tuesday, 16th October 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, 2018, Events.
Women are underrepresented in Angel investing around the world. It is estimated that in the UK women hold 45% of wealth but only 14% of UK Business angels are women1. In Ireland, this issue is more pronounced where only 6% of active angels within HBAN are women.

The Changing Face of Entrepreneurship – CorkBIC shares its 30 years’ experience

By hban.org Thursday, 11th October 2018 | 0 comments
500 startups later, leading business venture consultancy and HBAN partner, CorkBIC celebrates its 30th anniversary with an event at the Nano Nagle Centre in Cork City on October 1st. The private-sector led organisation, specifically set up in 1988 to identify and support high growth companies in the South West of Ireland, has played a significant role in developing many of Ireland’s knowledge intensive companies.

HBAN’s MedTech Syndicate leads €1.1M investment in Ostoform

By hban.org Monday, 1st October 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Deals Done, Angel, HBAN in the Media, 2018.
HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTrade Ireland, today announces that its MedTech Syndicate has led a €1.1 million Series A funding round in medical device start-up, Ostoform. HBAN Angels contributed €280,000, with venture capital investor, SOSV, Enterprise Ireland, and other angel investors making up the rest of the funding round.

To Follow-On or Not to Follow-On - That is the Question

By hban.org Wednesday, 19th September 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, 2018.
As your angel career develops, and you start to build a larger portfolio of companies, you are increasingly asked to make follow-on investments. Not only do companies need investment to get off the ground, the faster they grow, the more cash they need. Whether to follow-on, and how to follow-on, are questions which have long given rise to angel debate. We’ll tackle that topic in depth here, but I’ll start out by confessing to bias right up front: Christopher and I are both believers that follow on investments are essential to achieving good returns. We firmly defend and negotiate for pro-rata rights to participate in future financings. Our overall perspective is that with your earlier checks you are basically buying options on a front row seat which comes with the right to add more “smart money” into the winners as they begin to show promise.

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