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Entrepreneur Sagnard named top Halo investor

By John Mulgrew

Published 28/11/2016

Alan Watts of Halo, Judith Totten of Upstream, Norbert Sagnard and Stuart Harvey, last year’s Halo Business Angel
Alan Watts of Halo, Judith Totten of Upstream, Norbert Sagnard and Stuart Harvey, last year’s Halo Business Angel

A leading Northern Ireland investor has been named this year's Halo Business Angel of the Year.

Norbert Sagnard was presented with the award during an event at Belfast City Hall by last year's winner, Stuart Harvey from Datactics.

Each year the Halo Network awards someone who has invested in helped firms grow.

Mr Sagnard's has invested in a range of technology businesses, including Komodo, Taggled, Quiz Fortune and more.

He is also the course director at the mobile academy in Ulster University.

"I consult, teach and invest - the three activities feed each other nicely," he said.

"The best practice we put in place with my clients is shared with my students, creating in turn new ideas for my clients."

Alan Watts, director of the Halo programme, added: "Norbert perfectly illustrates the adage that angel investors add much more than just money.

"Many companies, especially those based on technology, lack experience in marketing.

"Norbert, with his strong background in both international marketing and technology, adds so much value and has significantly added to the growth of these exciting companies."

Belfast Telegraph

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