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.
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.
Investing in Private companies - Insights for Business Angel Investors
Business Angel Investor Guide 2016 (507 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
This guide has been prepared to demystify the equity raising process for entrepreneurs.
Given the relative novelty of the market there has been a lack of systematic evidence on the characteristics, investment patterns, behaviours and attitudes of Business Angels in either Ireland or Northern Ireland. This report sets out to fill this gap by providing findings from a survey and series of interviews with angels from across the island.
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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:Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) Halo Northern Ireland