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Halo Company Stars at Pitch @ Palace
added on Monday, April 14 2014 added on Monday, April 14 2014
Autism Biotech, an exciting NI start-up, was one of the stand-out pitches at the inaugural Pitch at the Palace event held at St.James’ Palace in the presence of HRH The Duke of York. This event is part of the growing work the Duke of York is doing to support early stage entrepreneurs. An audie ...

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MAD MONEY # 17: Reduction, Research and Wrong – 3Rs for Angels
added on Tuesday, April 01 2014 added on Tuesday, April 01 2014
Remember the 3Rs. Terribly old fashioned these days of course – but once upon a time it was considered that every child should be taught reading, writing and ‘rithmetic. Well of course investors, especially angel investors don’t need to go back to school. They are mostly very successful busine ...

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Halo NI Angel Profiles – Ciaran Hunter
added on Tuesday, March 25 2014 added on Tuesday, March 25 2014
Introduce yourself – what is your background, passions and ‘day job’? I’m a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience in practice before moving into the investment and boot strapping of new, growth and turnaround companies.  My daily efforts are focused upon working with existi ...

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HRH The Duke of York attends Halo pitching event at Hillsborough Castle, Northern Ireland
added on Thursday, March 20 2014 added on Thursday, March 20 2014
His Royal Highness the Duke of York KG was the guest of honour at the recent Hillsborough Castle meeting of Halo- the Business Angel Network of Northern Ireland. Prince Andrew has long-standing links with UK enterprise and was able to see for himself seven companies pitching to potential investors. ...

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MAD MONEY # 16 Angels and the Irish Sea
added on Tuesday, March 11 2014 added on Tuesday, March 11 2014
There is an unwritten law in investing – capital doesn’t travel. And if it did, it certainly would do well not to use Radio Ulster travel bulletins for guidance. In the recent flooding, our local BBC had to broadcast a litany of floods and road closures. And in one memorable bulletin they includ ...

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Halo and Seedrs Partnership – Siansplan!
added on Monday, February 24 2014 added on Monday, February 24 2014
You may be aware that Halo has set up partnerships with the two leading UK equity crowdfunding companies – Seedrs and Crowdcube. Now the first Halo company is live for crowdfunding. Sian’s Plan pitched at Halo in 2012 and received funding from E-Synergy and a number of angels including from Halo ...

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Halo NI Angel Profiles – Stephen Houston
added on Monday, February 24 2014 added on Monday, February 24 2014
Angel investing quite often has an aura of mystery around it and TV shows like ‘Dragon’s Den’ have not helped these perceptions.  To move away from this, we will be opening up some of our Angels to the public to get an inside of view of what they are looking for and why they do th ...

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MAD MONEY # 15: Banks, Business and Bonkers
added on Tuesday, January 28 2014 added on Tuesday, January 28 2014
It used to be a no brainer. Starting a business? Your first port of call was the bank. Where your friendly local bank manager would assess your idea and might lend you the money you needed to start. This was of course bonkers. We have all forgotten what banks were set up to do. They took in savings ...

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