Lead Sponsors

The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund Limited (NZVIF) is a Crown Owned Company established under the Companies Act 1993 and incorporated in June 2002. Based in Auckland, the Company is governed by a private sector Board of Directors and managed by a dedicated Management team.

VIF is contracted by the New Zealand Government to administer the Venture Capital and Seed Co-investment Programmes. Key services provided across both programmes include:

  • Establishment of new Venture Capital Funds under the Venture Capital Programme and formation of new Co-investment partnerships under the Seed Co-investment Programme.
  • Implementation of best practice investment arrangements and documentation.
  • Programme administration including monitoring programme and fund activity and performance.
  • Fostering development and growth of the New Zealand venture capital and early stage investment markets.
  • Attracting early stage and venture capital investment into the New Zealand market through facilitating education initiatives and effective stakeholder management.
  • Preparation of reports and advice on the New Zealand venture capital and early stage markets.
  • Reporting to Government on Programme performance.

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New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the Government’s international business development agency, supporting New Zealand companies in various locations around the world. Our role is to increase New Zealand companies’ international success, by helping them boost their global reach and build capability.

We leverage our connections and government influence on behalf of businesses, and apply local knowledge – from the NZTE team and a network of private sector experts – to help them enter and grow in international markets.

We also link businesses with services designed to improve efficiency and operations, spark innovation, refine strategy, enhance leadership, and access capital – building the capability they need to be successful and grow bigger, better, faster. More successful international businesses will grow our economy to benefit all New Zealanders, by providing jobs and raising our standard of living.

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Subject Matter Experts

AJ Park

AJ Park is the intellectual property (IP) firm of choice for New Zealand and global companies seeking sound IP solutions. We act for over a third of New Zealand’s top 100 companies and almost half of global Fortune 500 companies.

Our people have in depth expertise across a wide range of industries and hold specialist knowledge in Australasia and the Pacific Regions. We can help you make the right decisions about your intellectual property to maximise your competitive advantage locally and around the world.



KPMG is focused on fuelling New Zealand’s prosperity.

We believe by helping New Zealand’s enterprises succeed, the public sector do better and our communities grow, that our country will succeed and prosper. KPMG is one of New Zealand’s leading professional services firms, specialising in Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We have 825 professionals who work with a wide range of New Zealand enterprises – from privately owned businesses, to publicly listed companies, government organisations, and not-for-profit bodies. We have offices in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton and Tauranga.



Lowndes Associates is an award winning specialist corporate and commercial law firm advising on New Zealand and international legal issues.

The firm’s lawyers pride themselves on their ability to integrate specialist input from different areas of the law into seamless advice focussed on what matters – the commercial outcome.

The firm has an extensive international practice, maintaining a network of trusted associates around the world available to assist clients with business in virtually any commercial centre.


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NZX provides high quality information, data and tools to support business decision making. We build and operate capital, risk and commodity markets and the infrastructure required to support them. We strive to make a meaningful difference to wealth creation for our shareholders, and the individuals, businesses and economies in which we operate.



Avid Legal are a forward thinking New Zealand lawyers specialising in corporate, commercial, and technology law.

We love the excitement of working with people and companies in high growth industries. We are accessible and flexible. We are focused on providing exceptional services that our clients deserve.

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