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Mad Money #65 - Must Try Harder

Mad Money #65 - Must Try Harder

added Tuesday, February 7 2017

Remember those school reports? Must try harder is probably a familiar phrase from those days. In the case of my own school reports this was one of the...

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Fintech Company Orca Money Gains Funding

Fintech Company Orca Money Gains Funding

added Monday, January 30 2017

Orca Money Ltd has successfully raised £280k seed investment from TechStart NI, the Halo NI EIS Fund and private investors, including members of the...

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Mad Money #63 - Crock of Gold or World of Pain?

Mad Money #63 - Crock of Gold or World of Pain?

added Tuesday, January 17 2017

Equity crowdfunding has been around for a while now and some results are starting to emerge. However, it’s still too early for anyone to really know...

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Mad Money #62 - Are You Ready to Drink Hemlock Yet Mr Portillo?

Mad Money #62 - Are You Ready to Drink Hemlock Yet Mr Portillo?

added Tuesday, December 20 2016

It was the night of the 1997 election and one well educated journalist, Jeremy Paxman – well who else - sensing that change was in the air asked...

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Mad Money #61 - The Answer Dictates the Question

Mad Money #61 - The Answer Dictates the Question

added Tuesday, December 6 2016

Sometimes when you think you know the answer, it will affect the question you ask. And this can be true of companies asking for funding.I wrote...

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Mad Money #60 - Strange Bedfellows

Mad Money #60 - Strange Bedfellows

added Wednesday, November 30 2016

In life you need to be careful just who ends up as your bedfellow. For start-ups and growing companies, it can be even more complicated. And rather...

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​Tech Angel named Business Angel of the Year

​Tech Angel named Business Angel of the Year

added Monday, November 28 2016

Norbert Sagnard, one of Northern Ireland’s leading tech angels has been named as the 2016 Halo “Business Angel of the Year.” Stuart Harvey of...

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Ready for Eco Blast Off

Ready for Eco Blast Off

added Monday, November 28 2016

Eco Blast, a NI company that manufactures a unique wet/dry shot blasting system, has received £100k funding from a number of private angels from the...

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Blog - Palace Comes to the Castle

Blog - Palace Comes to the Castle

added Monday, November 28 2016

Something unique came to Northern Ireland in September. Pitch at the Palace on Tour hit Hillsborough Castle.I’ve written about the HRH the Duke of...

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Mad Money #59 - Why I’m Not Linked In with the Prime Minister

added Tuesday, November 1 2016

I’m not going to miss and hit the wall on this one. When it comes to business, I have always firmly believed that Brexit is bad news. And even more so for early stage companies – as well as lovers of Marmite. And I’m not alone. According to research published in the Guardian, three quarters of...

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Four NI Entrepreneurs Heading to the Palace – Do They Have Your Vote?

Four NI Entrepreneurs Heading to the Palace – Do They Have Your Vote?

added Monday, October 24 2016

There are many, some might say too many, opportunities for young companies to pitch to investors. London especially is full of accelerators, angel...

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Pitch@Palace Comes to the Castle

Pitch@Palace Comes to the Castle

added Monday, October 3 2016

The first ever ‘Pitch@Palace On Tour Belfast’ took place on 29th September in the impressive surroundings of Hillsborough Castle. 19 Entrepreneurs...

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