If your business idea is validated and your company is ready to raise capital now, you will need to ensure your business is Investment Ready.
What does Investment Ready mean?
- You need to understand the capital raising options and whether angel investing is right for your company.
- You need to know what type of information investors will want to see and have this information available in a user friendly format.
- Finally, you should understand what happens during the capital raising process.
If you require general help in preparing for investment, we work with a number of partners who can help you on your entreprenuerial journey:
- Angelic Drop-in Clinics give you access to our experienced mentors/members to provide you valuable advice on anything along your journey.
- NZTE can help you become investment ready, understand and identify the best approaches and investment sources for your business and access investor networks.
- Callaghan Innovation support innovative, hi-tech companies with expertise, R&D grants and more.
- Venture Centre (Tauranga) is an entirely entrepreneur led and funded entrepreneurship hub which connects people on enterprising journeys with each other, and the skills, knowledge, resources, tools, technologies and networks they need to succeed. Their HQ is at Basestation, the Communications and Technology co-working space where they run regular connection and learn-by-doing event. Venture Centre provides access to a wide range of coaches, mentors, advisors, experts and facilitators who work with founders and business owners from as early as business concept development. Venture Centre focuses on activating and developing your entrepreneurial talent. Contact Jo Allum.
- WNT Ventures (Tauranga) is a technology focused incubator that invests into IP-rich technology in the Primary sector. WNT provides early stage investment capital of up to $600,000 from a strong group of investors comprising two NZ angel groups, deeply commercial individuals, institutional capital as well as NZ government-backing via Callaghan Innovation's Repayable Grant scheme. Entering into the WNT Ventures tech incubator programme gives companies access to networks, both domestic and international, commercial support and advice around strategic planning, team building, intellectual property, capital raising, market validation, governance and international growth to name a few. WNT's core focus is on identifying and resourcing the growth of great technology, products and ideas that users love. Contact Carl Jones (CEO) or Jon Sandbrook.
- James & Wells Intellectual Property is a specialist intellectual property firm who can help businesses protect and enforce their intellectual property rights.
- KPMG Enterprise can help you navigate the challenges no matter what stage of the growth journey you are on. KMPG has business advisors available to help you and / or key managers identify needs and opportunities to grow your business and support R&D activities. Please contact Glenn Keaney.
- Legal advice and Business Plans: Cooney Lees Morgan, Sharp Tudhope.
- Financials and valuations: Crowe Horwath and KPMG.
- Locus Research (Tauranga) are experts at developing innovative products that deliver breakthrough results. If you have a product concept, the team at Locus Research are ready to help.
- SODA Inc. is a destination business incubator based in the Waikato, but operates its programmes remotely nationwide. Soda help founders identify the best team of experts that are relevant to their business and cover their costs while in the programme. SODA programmes are about getting clients thinking right and executing. Clients will be pushed, tested, asked to deliver and held accountable for the growth of their business by their chosen Business Growth Advisor. SODA is sector agnostic, however the majority of our client companies operate in agriculture, niche manufacturing, business services, digital, health and education. Soda also run several key entrepreneurship and innovation events with national reach.
- Sprout Agritech Accelerator Programme: Sprout has one goal in mind…help entrepreneurs grow global agritech businesses from New Zealand. Every year Sprout identifies the best eight agritech start-ups in New Zealand. Over five months the start-ups and entrepreneurs will receive funding, alongside world class mentorship and training from leaders in technology, research and business growth. Companies will receive unparalleled access to the New Zealand and global farming network to validate and grow their businesses. At the end of the programme start-ups will have an opportunity to pitch to a hand-picked group of investors, corporate partners and potential customers to support the continuation of the rapid progress achieved through the Sprout programme. If you have the next global agritech idea and want to speak to one of the Sprout team register via www.sproutagritech.com or get in touch with Stu Bradbury.
- You could also obtain further advice from the Government's Business website or Business Mentors NZ.