Halo Business Angel Network
The Secret Source Of Great UK Deal Flow REVEALED
By Modwenna Rees-Mogg, Managing Director, AngelNews
For smart angels finding a reliable source of great deal flow is always the biggest challenge. So when one of my favourite angels started singing the praises of one of the UK networks, it warranted further investigation. The network winning plaudits is Halo in Belfast, run by entrepreneur turned angel network manager, Alan Watts, our fellow escapee from Istanbul during the Ash Cloud last spring. (see Beating the Volcano-AngelNews style)
New and certainly not just Irish!
Halo is a relatively new angel network, focused on angel investment into companies based...
...in Northern Ireland. Many of its angels, including a goodly number of women, are based in the region, but an increasing number of angels and VCs from mainland UK and elsewhere are cottoning onto the network as more and more people talk about the quality of the deals it has on offer and the superlative service it is offering its investors.
You can find out more about Halo and about great Irish technology on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn thanks to the fact that Halo’s manager, Alan Watts and his fellow directors at Northern Ireland Science Park are savvy about the excitement that can be generated around young tech businesses through the exploitation of social media. They understand the power of content and how to exploit it, hence the regular output of news that appears on their website.
We have the nerd gene
Why do angels particularly like Halo? Partly it’s because Alan and his team are highly selective about the deals they show.“It’s not that tough to find great opportunities to showcase,” Alan told me“because there is little competition over here for funding and Northern Ireland definitely has the “nerd gene”; we are always inventing new types of tech. It was... continued on page two >