Investors will to flock to hear ‘New York’s archangel’ talk angel investment

12 May 2014

Michael Culligan, national director, HBAN and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton

One of the most active angel investors in the US, David S Rose – described by Forbes as ‘New York’s archangel’ – will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming European Business Angel Congress in Dublin on 19-20 May.

Rose, who is managing partner of Rose Tech Ventures which focuses on internet investments, is a serial entrepreneur and was involved in the early development of the Silicon Alley tech community in New York.

He is an associate founder of Singularity University, the post-grad programme for accelerating technologies.

Also speaking will be Loretta McCarthy of Golden Seeds, the most active angel investment organisation in the US, whose 300 strong investor network invest in female led organisations.

The angels are coming

The event will bring together 350 business angels from across Europe to share experiences and gain insight.

European Business Angel of the Year 2014 Duŝan Stojanović will tell how he exited three companies in just one week.

Ciaran O’Connell, CEO of Ireland’s DecaWave has led the fund-raising of over €24 million for DecaWave from individual and institutional  investors. The angel investment in DecaWave is unique, as €20m of the €24m raised came from more than 150 different angel investors from Ireland, UK, the US and France

Also speaking will be Darren Westlake, founder and CEO of crowdfunding company, Crowdcube, which has funded 103 companies, 71pc of which were technology companies. Investments can range from stg£10 to stg£250,000. The year-over-year growth of Crowdcube has been over 560pc.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years