Angel Association of NZ (AANZ) is an organisation that aims to increase the quantity, quality and success of angel investments in New Zealand and in doing so create a greater pool of capital for innovative start-up companies.
The Angel Association encourages collaboration across the innovation ecosystem in New Zealand and offshore to promote the best available prospects for entrepreneurs to grow internationally competitive businesses.
The Angel Association supports members and sponsors through a range of activities, information and initiatives and educates on industry standards and guidelines.
Please click here to view the Angel Association of NZ's Code of Conduct, to which all AANZ members should adhere.
The Seed Co-investment Fund (SCIF) is managed by the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF), and is an equity investment fund that invests in small to medium sized businesses at the seed and start-up stage of development which have strong potential for high growth.
With a $40m capital allocation, SCIF was established to invest alongside accredited investment partners in qualifying deals. To be eligible for funds from SCIF, the company must be a seed-stage or start-up in New Zealand.
NZVIF Portfolio Investment Snapshots July 2015: "Early stage investing is enjoying a period of marked growth. Angel investing is at record levels, equity crowdfunding platforms are now underway, and there is a growing number of young technology companies listed on stock exchanges. In addition the NZX has just established its new NXT platform specifically targeting young companies wishing to raise capital for growth." Click here for full NZVIF Portfolio Investment Snapshots July 2015.
WNT Ventures is technology-focussed incubator that invests into IP-rich technologies developed within New Zealand Universities, Crown Research Institutes and from private sector research. WNT is funded by a consortium of Bay of Plenty businesses and entrepreneurs comprising Wharf42 (with partner Plug & Play Tech Centre in Silicon Valley), Newnham Horticultural Innovation Park, Titanium Industry Development Association (TiDA), Quayside Holdings, Simon McDonald and Enterprise Angels. The collaboration is a unique model for incubation in New Zealand and, leveraging its partnership with Callaghan Innovation, focusses on a range of sectors including technologies associated with the primary sector, high-value manufacturing, engineering and materials, robotics, medical and ICT. These investments have the potential to significantly transform the New Zealand economy, with substantial additional benefits possible from the synergies of the collaboration via its global networks.