What is early stage investing?

Early-stage investing funds the first three stages of a company’s development. It is divided into three distinct funding types:

Seed funding (seed capital)

  • Money provided to help an entrepreneur start a business

Start-up funding

  • money used to help a company develop products and start marketing those products

Early-growth funding

  • money to help establish and boost manufacturing and sales

Early-stage investors understand that building a new business takes time and ongoing support, so they typically expect to make multiple investments in a single company as it develops.

Angel investors, networks and funds invested a record $61.2 million into 94 early stage New Zealand companies in 2015 taking the total invested since 2006 to $414.7 million.

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