Category: Enterprise Angels News

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 –...

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...