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Latest news, events and updates from Enterprise Angels, our partners and portfolio companies.

Angel Awards 2021

Angel Awards 2021

Recently Enterprise Angels celebrated its Annual Angel Awards; an opportunity to acknowledge members who have made a significant contribution to the network in terms of time, capital, and assistance during the 2020/21 financial year. Angel investing is more than just...

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Investor Reps: Want to really help an early stage company?

Investor Reps: Want to really help an early stage company?

Angel Members have the opportunity to put their experience, skills and connections to work by taking on the role of an Investor Director or Investor Representative in one of the companies they invest in. Being an Investor Rep is a fantastic role which aims to maximise...

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Employer of Choice

Employer of Choice

The world of work is changing rapidly, and attracting people with the right skills and experience is proving a challenge in our region and beyond.  Therefore, it's never been more important for businesses to stand out as an ‘employer of choice’ to attract and retain...

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Key tips for Founders starting on their journey

Key tips for Founders starting on their journey

Since we began back in 2008 we have met many entrepreneurs with different ideas, products and concepts, some have gone on to succeed and others not, but all have learnt valuable lessons on the way. Below are some tips Jake Hoffart our Investment Associate has for...

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FY2021: The year that was virtually unique and uniquely virtual

FY2021: The year that was virtually unique and uniquely virtual

The end of the financial year is a good time to take stock and consider how far we have come.  I reflected on my last annual wrap-up at the end of 2019 and had a laugh about the title ‘Goodbye 2019, here’s to an awesome 2020’.    To be fair, it was awesome for a lot...

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Focus on New Zealand Start-Ups

Focus on New Zealand Start-Ups

Enterprise Angels third investment fund, EA Fund 3, raised $3m and commenced investing in August 2019.  So far it has deployed $680k into a range of innovative, high-growth New Zealand start-ups covering everything from AI Edtech to Healthtech to Nanotech to Consumer...

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The human piece of the celestial investment landscape

The human piece of the celestial investment landscape

So many screens and faces but how much human connection is really going on?  When New Zealand moved into lock down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, like many other organisations we held our events and meetings online and continued to do this until there was minimal risk...

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Growing strongly and widening scope to impact investing

Growing strongly and widening scope to impact investing

Enterprise Angels has been a key component of the Bay of Plenty’s entrepreneurial ecosystem since its launch in 2008. The brainchild of Bill Murphy, Enterprise Angels has continued to expand to over 200 members, three well-supported early stage  funds, and now -...

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Of Course You Can Do It!

Of Course You Can Do It!

What we want to invest in and what kind of returns we want are changing. There’s many things causing this shift (way too many to go into in this blog) but I’ll bet you are nodding your head in agreement. Yes, we definitely want our capital back and yes, we definitely...

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What Now Meets Now What!

What Now Meets Now What!

We’ve been asked many times over the years what happened to Angel Investing during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Everyone (Angels, entrepreneurs, market commentators, the man on the street) expected the answer to be that Angel investors held their breath, pinched...

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