Capital Raising

Find out how to get started, what value we add, what we are looking for, how to apply and how the process works.

Why raise with us?

You only need to provide us with a summary of your offer – preferably using or at least including the information detailed in our Dropsheet Template to get the ball rolling.

We’ll be in touch if we believe your opportunity will appeal to our investors and guide you every step of the way.

Our angel investors are predominantly located in the Bay of Plenty and the Waikato, however we have an extensive nationwide database of over wholesale investors who are interested in investing in exciting early stage companies.

The skills and experience of angel investors can make all the difference to whether a young company thrives or fails.

With a crowd of Enterprise Angels investors, you will gain access to a broad range of skills, expertise and contacts.

Only experienced and wealthy (Wholesale) investors can invest in your business through Enterprise Angels with a minimum investment of $10K per company.

All investors will invest via our nominee structure unless otherwise agreed with you and the resultant smaller share register that will resonate better with Venture Capitalists and other later stage funders.

What do we invest in?

Capable and aspirational founders who understand the value of, and wants, angel investors

Unique product or services (preferably with some Intellectual Property rights attached)

Potential to scale internationally

Companies based in New Zealand

How to raise capital with us?

Before you raise capital, you need to be investment ready

Enterprise Angels works with the local Tauranga Venture Centre, and also offers Angelic Drop In clinics where you can speak one on one with experienced angels to help you become Investment Ready.

Step 1 : Team review & screening committee

If your opportunity is something we feel our members will invest in, we will be in touch to talk about how we can get you in front of our screening committee to evaluate if it would be worth your while pitching to our investors.

Step 2 : Pitch to members and invited guest investors

We provide guidance on the process. You will pitch to Tauranga and Hamilton audiences and your pitch will be videoed in order to offer to our wider wholesale investor database.

Step 3: Due diligence & deal development

Members with specific experience will undertake due diligence on your opportunity and present the findings at a meeting and in a final report. Due diligence will help inform terms including investor protective provisions. We have template term sheets and investment documentation to streamline this process.

Step 4 : Investment

Your offer will initially be made to Angel Investors, then if it gets traction to NZVIF, our current Fund, and then out to other angel groups and wholesale investors nationwide.

Step 5 : Settlement

We work with your lawyers to prepare necessary documentation, collect funds and compliance information from investors, and pay funds on to you.

Ready to get started?

Useful Guides

Post Investment: After I have raised capital, what next?

There are a couple of things we need you to keep in mind after we have settled funds. Companies Office We will need you to register our holdings on the Companies Office. Shareholder Communications Enjoy your post-investment relationship with your angel investors. ...

Investment Ready Part 1: Validate your business idea

The first step for anyone with a great idea or two is to validate it - can your idea be turned into a business? If you have not yet undertaken market validation, we recommend the following resources. Ministry of Business and Innovation Evaluate your idea with...

Investment Ready Part 2: Showcase your products to Angels

If your business concept has been validated but you are not yet investment ready, you may be interested in showcasing to Angel Investors at our bi-monthly pitch nights. Pitch Nights are all about introducing innovators to investors. These nights attract an audience of...

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...

Capital Raising Part 1: What information do you need?

You are investment ready when you have prepared all information ready to present to potential investors. This information should be presented in the form of a 1-2 page summary of your business.  We encourage you to use our template here, however as long as the same...

Capital Raising Part 2: What is the process

After you have applied, what can you expect? Enterprise Angels does receive a large number of applications, and we do review them all. We will evaluate if it your application meets our basic criteria and information requirements and will be in touch if it does. If you...

Capital Raising Part 3: Pitching to Investors

Pitching to Angels is your opportunity and to “set the hook” with prospective investors. Content Details shared during the presentation and Q&A session should remain high-level and need to cover the below points: An introduction to the business A discussion of the...

Capital Raising Part 4: Why choose Angel Investors

Investors who take a chance on early stage companies are often called Angel Investors.  The benefits of Angel Investors are: Experience Angel Investors are experienced investors who understand the risks involved in these early stage companies. Angel investors are...

Capital Raising Part 5: Due Diligence and Deal Development

When our members have indicated there is sufficient interest both in terms of investment and wanting to participate in due diligence, we kick off this process: What is due diligence? This is a comprehensive appraisal of the opportunity undertaken by a team of...