Business Angel Finance
For companies seeking to raise new equity capital in the seed and early stages of the company’s development, business angel finance may be more suitable than venture capital funding.
How does it work?
Business angels are high net worth individuals who invest on their own, or as part of a syndicate, in high growth businesses. In addition to money, they often make their own skills, experience and contacts available to the company. The individual amounts invested by Business Angels are usually in the range of €25,000 to €250,000 although syndicated deals (where a group of angels invest together) can be up to €1m. In return for their investment they take an equity stake in your company and usually expect to exit their investment between 3 and 7 years. They are often successful entrepreneurs in their own right and may even work to strengthen your management team.
Business Angel Resources
Investing in Private companies - Insights for Business Angel Investors
Download here :Business Angel Investor Guide 2012 (613 KB)
This guide has been prepared to demystify investing in private companies for private investors (known as business angel investors).
Raising Business Angel Investment - Insights for Entrepreneurs
Download here : Business Angel Guide for Entrepreneurs 2012 (512 KB)
This guide has been prepared to demystify the equity raising process for entrepreneurs.
Investing in private companies - Syndicate Guide
Download here: HBAN Syndicate Guide (829 KB)
This guide provides information on how the syndicate model of investing works and options for establishing a syndicate.
Business Angel Networks
We offer a range of supports to help you get ‘investor ready’ and access business angel networks. You may have access to angels through your own personal contacts or you may choose to contact the various Halo Business Angel Networks which are based across the island of Ireland.
We fund and support several angel networks together with Invest NI and Enterprise Ireland which include: