Nuance Connected Capital

Connecting global markets and the untapped potential of New Zealand’s leading edge entrepreneurs.
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Nuance Connected Capital is a new venture capital fund connecting exceptional New Zealand entrepreneurs with the resources and knowledge they need to take their business global.

Nuance invest in people over products, by hand-picking entrepreneurs and helping them to unleash their full potential.  Nuance support founders through their entrepreneurial journey, by helping them to achieve their vision, solve problems, and scale their solutions to the world. Growth is accelerated by providing market access to global industry channels through strong market connections across Southeast Asia, Japan, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.

Adrien Gheur and Ngaio Merrick are the founding partners of Nuance, between them they bring over 30 years early stage investment skills and experience. Prior to Nuance Ventures, Adrien was Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Maloekoe Ventures in Singapore/Jakarta, an early-stage venture fund focused on Southeast Asia. Having lived in 8 countries on 4 continents, Adrien brings a unique understanding of local investment landscapes, cultural nuances and a passion for solving problems. Ngaio has worked extensively with start ups in New Zealand and is a savvy experienced fund manager.

Nuance’s goal is to find solutions to global problems which improve the earth or the way people live by helping New Zealand companies go global.


REGION – Auckland


STAGE – Seed


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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.