HBAN is an all-island umbrella group responsible for the development of business angel syndicates. 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.
Despite the economic tsunami, the growth in Irish business angel investment in recent times has been significant. In 2015 HBAN business angels, across the island invested €10.8m into 50 companies. This direct angel investment leveraged a further €15.8M of additional public & private funds into these companies from organisations such as Enterprise Ireland, venture capital companies and founders. These numbers have risen steadily from 2011 when HBAN helped 29 companies raise €12m of which €6m came from angel investors.
The UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) is the national trade association representing angel and early stage investment. Angel investing is part of a £1.5 billion EIS investment market in the UK – the single largest source of early stage capital in this country. The Angel community in the UK is fast-growing and also very diverse, reflecting a range of different investment models and approaches. UKBAA’s members include angel networks, syndicates, individual investors, early stage VCs, equity crowdfunding platforms, accelerators as well as professional advisers and intermediaries. The UK Business Angels Association connects all those involved in the angel investment market with a view to ensuring a coherent ecosystem for financing the growth of start-up and early stage businesses. - See more at: http://www.ukbusinessangelsassociation.org.uk/