Dublin, Ireland based financial analytics firm Eagle Alpha has raised $1m in Series A funding from existing backers including the Kilduff family and Enterprise Ireland. Eagle Alpha analyses social media for stockbrokers, hedge funds and other investors.
Other heavy-hitter investors in the Irish firm include the former global head of distribution at Schroders, Massimo Tosato; Irish tech entrepreneur Pat Brazel; Antoine Badel of Alken Asset Management and Touchbet's Swedish tycoon Magnus Hedman (who is also the owner of Sporting Index). Charles Kirwan-Taylor, the former CEO of RAB Capital who is now head of corporate affairs at Gatwick Airport is also a shareholder, as is the former managing director of Ulster Bank Markets, Paul McEnroe. He is now managing principal of Dublin startup Bolt Capital.