ESIL Angel: Ultan Faherty

Bio at a glance

Ultan Faherty has been the Area Manager for WESTBIC, the official EC Business and Innovation Centre in the Border, Midland and Western region of Ireland, for the past 24 years. He’s also the coordinator of Halo Business Angel Network, which matches private investors with pre-screened investment opportunities in start-ups, early-stage and developing businesses.

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WestBIC provides tailored support to innovative enterprises from concept to commercialisation. WESTBIC’s mission is to “identify, incubate and support value-added enterprise opportunities”.

Catch up with Ultan

"The early stage investment in Ireland is quite strong but we have definitely a way to go".

Early stage investing in Ireland today:

  • Quite strong, but definitely a way to go
  • Approximately 600 live investors at the moment, which is not bad but it is a small proportion of the overall angel investment community in Ireland
  • It’s developing and improving all the time

My goals in Ireland

  • Increase the pool of investors
  • Profile our companies to international investors

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