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Why do Investors invest? - Exits!

By hban.org Thursday, 7th July 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, 2016.
The obvious objective of Angel Investing is not just to strategically support a new start-up, by providing the "Smarts" but also most investors are also looking for a financial return on their investment, obviously the sooner the exit the more attractive angel investing becomes. To date, the average European trend has been an exit within 5-7 yrs, however in some sectors it has been longer, e.g Food Sector 7yrs+, hence the ask during a pitching session, what is your exit strategy?

Thinktech Social Innovation Fund - Applications Open

By hban.org Saturday, 25th June 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Entrepreneur, 2016.
What is THINKTECH? | Social Innovation Fund THINKTECH is a €1 million project to support and grow ideas for a better Ireland. Created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland with support from Google.org and Government, the THINKTECH challenge identifies innovative ideas that use technology to create positive social impact in Ireland. THINKTECH is seeking proposals that impact lives and touch hearts.

Some Guideline Resources from Knowledge Transfer Ireland

By hban.org Friday, 24th June 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, 2016.
Knowledge Transfer Ireland takes a national perspective on the knowledge transfer (KT) system in Ireland. KTI works with business, investors, universities, Institutes of Technology, State research organisations, research funders and government agencies to maximise State funded technology, ideas and expertise getting into the hands of business to drive innovation. KTI is located in Enterprise Ireland (EI) and funded by EI with co-financing from the Irish Universities Association (IUA). - See more at:Knowledge Transfer Ireland  

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

By hban.org Thursday, 16th June 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Deals Done, Angel, Entrepreneur, 2016.
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.

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

By Press Release Monday, 18th April 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Deals Done, Entrepreneur, 2016.
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.

Angel Fundamentals: Understanding Equity Deal Terms - Introduction

By Christopher Mirabile - Seraf Investor Thursday, 7th April 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, 2016.
Active angels work with term sheets regularly, but not every investor fully understands the sometimes arcane language in these highly-specialized documents. What are term sheets, what do they signify, and why are they so important? As a member of HBAN (complete our angel registration form here) you will have access to a range of template investor documents including term sheet, syndicate agreement and due diligence check lists.

Impact Investing - a new way to invest

By hban.org Wednesday, 6th April 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, 2016.
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 - Do's & Don'ts of business angel investing

By hban.org Tuesday, 5th April 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, 2016.
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.

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

By EBAN Wednesday, 23rd March 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, 2016.
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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