The Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN)

Here in the South East, the BIC manages the Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN). We generate quality investor ready deal flow for our community of investors and provide a platform for companies to meet genuine investors seeking to invest cash for equity.

HBAN is a partnership between Enterprise Ireland, InterTrade Ireland and the Irish Business and Innovation Centres (Irish BICs) in Dublin, Galway, Cork and Waterford.

Established in 2008 the network has delivered €78.6m of equity funding to 169 transactions. This comprised of €30.2m of private funds and leveraged an additional €48.4 m from State Agencies, Venture Capitalists and other funds. Regionally we have delivered 23 deals raising €8.8m of which €2.9m was sourced from our local Angel Pool.

HBAN actively works to increase the number of angel investors involved in investing in early stage companies and supports the formation of new and existing angel networks, both regionally and internationally, and within industry sectors.


Angel investors, typically high net worth individuals, invest in early stage or start-up companies in exchange for an equity ownership interest. Angel investing in start-ups has been accelerating. High-profile success stories like Uber, WhatsApp, Facebook and Storyful in Ireland have spurred angel investors to make multiple bets with the hope of getting outsized returns. They are increasingly investing alongside both seed venture capital funds and government agency funding in Ireland. It is worth noting that much of the business angel community is ’ad-hoc‘ involving family, friends and private individuals investing directly in start-ups but not as part of any formal network.

Are you looking to get access to ambitious companies, with growth potential?

Are you looking to take control over your own investment strategy and share your expertise and skills in order to maximise returns on investment?

Contact Cormac Coade at South East BIC on 086 2418335 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We are looking for ambitious and growth-oriented start ups with a clear vision of what they want to achieve.

If you are an early stage company looking for funds, we’d like to hear from you. Working with South East BIC will ensure you have the best chance of raising equity finance. HBAN introduces entrepreneurs with relevant opportunities to these investors who not only have the capital capacity to invest vital seed equity in your business but also have extensive business acumen and industry experience which can help accelerate the growth of your start up.

Contact Aidan Shine at South East BIC on 051-356300 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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Unit 1B, Industrial Park
Cork Road, Waterford
X91 DT38

Tel: +353 51 356300

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