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New start-up fund swings into action

By Staff Reporter

Published 25/05/2016

Diane Roberts of Colman Equity and Matthew Large from event intelligence software company Glistrr, which was one of the first to benefit from the new fund through StartPlanetNI
Diane Roberts of Colman Equity and Matthew Large from event intelligence software company Glistrr, which was one of the first to benefit from the new fund through StartPlanetNI

A firm specialising in start-up and angel investment funding has launched Northern Ireland's first Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme to support new businesses.

Colman Equity - which is also the main funder of the business accelerator programme StartPlanetNI - will focus on knowledge economy companies and entrepreneurs seeking to move back to Northern Ireland.

The investment vehicle will allow businesspeople and investors to put money into start-up firms in a tax-efficient manner, while at the same time sharing their expertise.

"We are of the belief that the best investors for early-stage companies are other entrepreneurs, who not only bring investment, but understanding and experience of building a business," said Diane Roberts of Colman Equity.

"In our experience, this type of smart investment can be the difference between succeeding and failing."

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