Investing in early stage New Zealand businesses

Affiliate Members

Members of the Angel Association New Zealand are Networks, Groups, Clubs who represent individual angel investors across the county. Affiliate members are organisations who also participate in the early-stage investment industry, source capital for investment from government, institutional, wholesale or retail investors.


The team has previously worked and invested together for a number of years at the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund. Collectively, the management team have 40+ years of international investment experience. The wider team have a track record of successful investments across multiple geographies.
We have invested in, built, managed or have held governance roles in numerous companies. >>


Astrolab is based in Auckland but operates across New Zealand and partners with a wide range of industry parties, investors, and innovators within public or private organisations. Astrolab works with these parties to commercialise their relatively complex, high-tech, specialised or advanced, concepts and technologies. Astrolab’s program is mandated by Callaghan Innovation’s Tech-incubation scheme – together they provide co-funding to mitigate investment risk in high-tech ventures that qualify. Astrolab targets quality, highly scalable, export-focused ventures arising from suitably leverageable intellectual property born in NZ. >>

Brandon Capital Partners

Brandon Capital Partners manages the MRCF (Medical Research Commercialisation Fund) Collaboration, providing seed and venture capital investment to support the development and international growth of Australian and New Zealand life science companies. Brandon Capital work collaboratively with entrepreneurs to demonstrate the benefit of their technology, thereby creating value for them, their teams and investors. >>


Equitise is a trans-tasman equity crowd funding platform bringing together the Australasian investment network and providing a platform for high growth and innovative companies to partner with investors. Equitise is backed by financial investors in Australia and New Zealand: Investec, AWI, H2 Ventures, Tank Stream Ventures, BridgeLane Capital and well-known angels. Equitise has offices in Sydney and Auckland. >>

Simpson Grierson

Simpson Grierson is one of New Zealand’s leading commercial law firms with over 330 staff, including 49 partners in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. Partners Simon Vannini and James Hawes have worked closely with a number of AANZ members and supporters (including their investee ventures) providing advice on M&A transactions, financial markets and securities law. >>

Snowball Effect

Snowball Effect is New Zealand’s leading private equity investment marketplace and launched the country’s first equity crowdfunding offer in August 2014. The Snowball Effect team are driven by their aspiration to build a thriving marketplace connecting growth companies with the capital they need and want to develop New Zealander’s financial literacy to bring more meaning and excitement to venture investing. >>

WNT Ventures

WNT Ventures is based in Tauranga and invests in companies nationwide based on intellectual property and novel technologies sourced from New Zealand’s publicly funded research organisations and the private sector. As one of Callaghan Innovation’s investor-led tech incubators firms can access the government’s repayable grants alongside WNT Ventures own investment funds, as well as a host of other support services and advice. WNT has strong local and international partnerships including Wharf 42, Newnham Park, TiDa, Quayside Holdings, Enterprise Angels, Priority One and numerous other local and regional supporters. >>

Lead Partners

NZTE NZGCP PWC Callaghan Innovation

Expert Partner

AVID “Jarden” Baldwins Beca

AANZ Summit Sponsors

“UniServices” Kiwinet “AWS” “BNZ” “Momentum”