Investment Ready Part 3: Capital Raising Preparation

If you require general help in preparing for capital raising, the following contacts and resources can help you on your way:

The Venture Centre

A local Bay of Plenty, the Venture Centre 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. 

They provide 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 with a focus on activating and developing your entrepreneurial talent.  Connect with Venture Centre for assistance in becoming investment ready.

Angelic Drop-in Clinics

Spend an invaluable 20 minutes talking to one or more business angels or capital raising professionals with a wealth of expertise and want to help guide and help you, offering advice and connections regardless of what stage you are. This is a great way to engage with angels whether you have just an idea, a team and first validation, or recurring revenue and need money to scale.  Book your session at a local Angelic Drop-in Clinic.

WNT Ventures

A local Bay of Plenty 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.

Start-Up NZ

Learn more about entrepreneurship and New Zealand’s startup ecosystem – hosted by NZ Entreprenuer Magazine, Start-Up NZ provides a comprehensive guide and directory to New Zealand’s startup entrepreneur ecosystem.  Visit Enterprise Angels on Start-Up NZ for more information.

Scale-Up NZ

A free online platform, for in-depth information about NZ start-ups, investors, hubs, multinational corporations. Serving as a gateway to the NZ innovation ecosystem, Scale-Up New Zealand empowers NZ companies with exposure to millions of global visitors who are seeking great partnerships with the local industry.  Visit early stage companies and resources.

Government Agencies and Initiatives

Obtain advice from Business Mentors NZ.

NZTE can help you understand and identify the best approaches and investment sources for your business and access investor networks.

Callaghan Innovation supports innovative, hi-tech companies with expertise, R&D grants and more.

Professional Advice

Enterprise Angels partners with a wonderful group of companies offering a broad range of services. We are extremely grateful to them and encourage you to contact them for your professional needs!

Get in touch!

We welcome engagement from anyone interested or involved in the early stage investment market - Investors, Angel Members, Strategic or Corporate Partners, Founders, Incubators or Accelerators, Deal Referrers, Acquisition Partners etc.