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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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Mad Money # 21: Eurovision for Angels
added on Thursday, June 05 2014 added on Thursday, June 05 2014
The European angels came to Dublin in May for their annual European conference. This is a big deal for Ireland to host, as in 2013, European angel investing was worth €5.5 billion. And by the way, it was a brilliantly put together event, very professionally hosted by HBAN who are the Irish angel u ...

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Halo NI Angel Profiles – Mervyn McCall (@MervynMcCall)
added on Thursday, May 29 2014 added on Thursday, May 29 2014
1. Introduce yourself – what is your background, passions and ‘day job’? I was the co-founder of Mivan and a large part of my role was to travel around the world where I  successfully opened up new markets and opportunities for them. 3 ½ years ago I decided I wanted to take on a new challen ...

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‘Night at the Museum’ a great success
added on Thursday, May 29 2014 added on Thursday, May 29 2014
What does Ohio and Northern Ireland have in common?  On first thought, probably not a lot.  However, according to John Huston, founder and manager of the Ohio Tech Angels Fund, there are a lot more similarities than you think.  Often seen as a ‘flyover state’ and ‘a backwater’, Ohio has ...

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Mad Money # 20: Honey – I Blew Up the Kid
added on Tuesday, May 27 2014 added on Tuesday, May 27 2014
Remember the film from 12 years ago where the scientist father accidentally caused his baby son to keep growing and growing until he was 100 feet tall?   Well, the kid I’m talking about here is crowdfunding and he’s growing just as madly.   How about 91% to each £939 million? And this ...

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Mad Money # 19: Tough as Old Boots
added on Thursday, May 08 2014 added on Thursday, May 08 2014
I was at a London pitching event recently where 36 companies were ‘bootcamped’. And it was tough. The companies were beaten up and dropped – reminiscent of those old VW car adverts. Bootcamped is Shoreditch slang for where a bunch of mentors help companies to fine tune their messag ...

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