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A Day In The Life of Halo Director, Alan Watts
added on Thursday, September 11 2014 added on Thursday, September 11 2014
Irish News: 02/09/14 What’s your job? My role is Director of Halo, which is the business angel network for Northern Ireland, delivered by the Northern Ireland Science Park (NISP). Halo facilitates the investment of private capital in companies that are either based in Northern Ireland or have a si ...

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Mad Money #25: My Perfect Cousin
added on Thursday, September 11 2014 added on Thursday, September 11 2014
What’s the best thing to come out of Derry/Londonderry? High on my list would be the Undertones and one of the wittiest singles ever made – My Perfect Cousin. It’s a whinge about a ‘too perfect to be true’ relative tinged with envy and quite a lot of vitriol. And the Maiden City is als ...

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NI Bathroom Manufacturer in Substantial Takeover Deal
added on Tuesday, September 02 2014 added on Tuesday, September 02 2014
New owners, James McCormick and Ciaran Hunter, are pictured with Director of Halo, Alan Watts County Down-based bathroom manufacturer, Adamsez, has been taken over in a deal worth over three quarters of a million pounds. The company, which was founded in 1885, has been sold to a group of investors f ...

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Mad Money #24: Patently Obvious
added on Tuesday, August 19 2014 added on Tuesday, August 19 2014
What does everyone know about patents? Obviously that they protect inventions. They stop big companies stealing your lunch. And they are something an investor will look for in your company. Obvious – but are any of these actually true? The cases most people know about are James Dyson’s early bat ...

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Mad Money #24: If Scotland Set Sail
added on Tuesday, July 29 2014 added on Tuesday, July 29 2014
It has shades of Monty Python. Imagine Scotland literally breaking off from England and sailing across to the USA. But if they did, they would be the 11th largest angel investing state over there! The statistics to back this up were produced by LINC SCOTLAND, the angel body in Scotland who have driv ...

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Mad Money # 23: Fat Cats Funded
added on Friday, July 11 2014 added on Friday, July 11 2014
I’ve previously explained various forms of crowdfunding, so now I want to give you a very real example. I happen to believe the world is divided in two: those who love cats and those who don’t. So perhaps if you’re a dog lover you might want to look away now… People can readily understan ...

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Halo Hack June
added on Wednesday, July 09 2014 added on Wednesday, July 09 2014
  Halo Angels in the Sun, picture from the latest Halo event held in Larchfield Estate Lucy Annabella Organics are listed on Seedrs Local company, Lucy Annabella Organics, have been listed on Seedrs and they need your help.  Following on from the success of local companies such as Siansplan, L ...

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Mad Money # 22: Are We There Yet?
added on Tuesday, July 01 2014 added on Tuesday, July 01 2014
You know that teeth gritting feeling. The kids are in, the car is packed full, you’ve got past the huge problem of persuading everyone that they are going, tensions and expectations are high and then you hear it: “Are we there yet?” And you probably haven’t even left the drive. It’s like f ...

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