Getting Venture Capital

One of the main roles of the Angel Association is to build the capabilities of entrepreneurs both in terms of business performance and also in terms of becoming ‘investment ready’. This means getting the venture capital you require to get your business concept off to a running start.

In this section we have brought together a large amount of material, predominantly focused around helping businesses to become ‘investment ready’.

Although growing, the angel investment market in New Zealand is in its infancy and the criteria that investors use to assess opportunities is very stringent. The information we have compiled attempts to enlighten entrepreneurs as to the best way to get the business in a position to be able to attract capital, the best way to present their investment proposal and also what to expect from the process.

Investment Ready Guide

Welcome to the Investment Ready Guide. The guide is designed to offer you a brief introduction to the world of investment capital funding and to explain in clear language some of the concepts and terms used by the investment industry.

Included are a series of quick tests and templates aimed at helping you find out if your business is ready for investment funding – or indeed if investment funding is the best option for your business.


Handy resources

To ensure you receive the venture capital needed for your start up or small business – see previous Angel Summit presentations:

Video: Auckland investment showcase

Investors and entrepreneurs talk about growing businesses from NZ.

Click here to view the video clips from 90 Seconds TV

Video: Rob Adams Market Validation Workshop

Rob Adams gives an overview of the general stages of market validation and a brief introduction as to what is required at each step. View the workshop here.

Capital raising for NZ tech companies – an overview

Are you thinking about raising capital for your technology business? Is there a cap raise in your medium to long term plans? Have a read of our practical guide to Capital Raising for NZ Tech Companies. All feedback welcome, particularly on our table of active tech investors.

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