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HBAN Business Angel Conference (October 2012)

20 October, 2012

Alan O’Driscoll and David Ryan were delighted to be invited to HBAN’s Business Angel Conference which took place on Wednesday 3rd October 2012.

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The conference promoted angel investment to private technology centric investors. It also sought to accelerate business angel activity in Ireland by furthering knowledge and understanding. The conference was themed “Harness the Power of the Collective” and featured internationally renowned speakers who spoke about trends in angel investment worldwide as well as looking at what it takes to build successful teams, such as angel investment syndicates, entrepreneur and angel investor teams.

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Leonard Kiely, one of the founders of the Irrus Investments, spoke in relation to raising angel funding and making angel investments. Irrus Investments was first Irish commercial investment syndicate and has successfully completed a number of investments. The syndicate is primarily interested in early stage investments in new innovative technologies with strong IP and international scalability. The founding members of Irrus Investments have extensive successful investment, turnaround and international business experience. Alan O’Driscoll advises Irrus Investments on all transactions and was instrumental in putting together the legal structures behind the syndicate.