Category: Enterprise Angels News

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...

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...

Goodbye 2019, here’s to an awesome 2020!

With 2019 coming to an end, I wanted to reflect on what an action-packed year it’s been with positive changes in Enterprise Angels and the angel and venture capital industry in New Zealand. Our team has changed a bit to support our growing role in providing admin and...