HBAN is the all-island umbrella group responsible for the development of business angel networks and syndicates - regionally in Ireland, internationally, and within various industry sectors. Through actively working to increase the number of angel investors involved in investing in early-stage companies, HBAN supports the entrepreneurial community across the island of Ireland.
HBAN has been helping start-ups access funding for growth since 2007. Since then angel investment has continued to accelerate as the number of active angels, and companies pitching for investment grows. Approximately 150 companies pitch to investors within the HBAN network each year, with one-in-three receiving funding as a result. To date, HBAN investors have invested more than €100m in starts-ups since the inception of the network.
In 2019, HBAN business angels, across Ireland, invested €16.8m into 66 companies. This direct angel investment leveraged a further €36m from public and private funds from other organisations, such as Enterprise Ireland, venture capital companies and founders, bringing the total funding in these deals to €52m.
Ireland's largest network of business angels and syndicates with 15+ angel groups across Ireland and abroad
If you are an entrepreneur
If you are an early-stage company, headquartered on the island of Ireland and looking for funding, HBAN would like to hear from you!
HBAN introduces entrepreneurs with relevant opportunities to investor syndicates who not only have the capital capacity to invest up to €250,000+ per investment but have industry experience, connections and extensive business acumen, which can help accelerate the growth of your start-up.
HBAN specializes in introducing investors to the vibrant start-up scene on the island of Ireland, as well as like-minded investors in the business angel environment. The HBAN team pre-screens investment opportunities, filtering deal flow, preparing companies to an investor-ready standard and providing the infrastructure for angel investment as an asset class within a mature portfolio.
HBAN make these introductions based on your sector of interest through a combination of 1:1 introductions, pitching events, and via the HBAN private online investment platform.