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ANGEL INVESTOR OPTIONS FOR IRISH STARTUPS:

An angel investor or angel (also known as a business angel or angel funder or informal investor) is an affluent individual who provides capital for a business start-up, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity.  

Dublin Business Innovation Centre:

DBIC offer a great bouquet of funding opportunities:

  • AIB Seed Capital Fund:

The Dublin BIC managed AIB Seed Capital Fund is actively seeking entrepreneurs in tech companies at the seed or early stage. The Fund will invest €100k to €1.5 million in selected viable start-up enterprises.
Contact: www.aibseedcapitalfund.ie
 

  • Halo Business Angel Network:

HBAN and HBAP have now merged and only operate under HBAN. Business angel investors are high net worth individuals who provide smaller amounts of finance (typically in the range €50,000/£40,000 to €250,000/£200,000) at an earlier stage than many venture capital funds are able to invest. They are increasingly investing alongside both seed venture capital funds and government agency funding on the island.

All enquiries about angel investors, whether for individual investors or syndicates should be directed to http://hban.org or to info@hban.org. 

Lucey Fund:  

Brainchild of Ian Lucey, the fund has invested in companies such as MedxNote, a mobile messaging app for doctors and Mart365 allowing real time prices on livestock and crops for farmers. The fund was also an early investor in fashion-tech startup Von Bismark, which went to raise €600K in subsequent rounds.
Contact: http://lucey.fund/investments/

There are many angel investors operating in Ireland. They offer great consultancy along with the startup funds but they can be a heavy weight to bear as the business grows. Some options available are as follows:
Business Angel Partnership (www.businessangels.ie/)
Irish Investment Network (www.irishinvestmentnetwork.ie/)
Halo Business Angel Network (http://www.hban.org/)

Also check out Linked Finance - Ireland's Online Borrowing and Lending P2P Platform
 

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