AANZ has two types of members – angel networks and early stage funds. We represent formal angel networks across the country whose memberships range from 20 to 200 individuals. We also represent early stage funds. Our affiliate members comprise professional advisors, early stage venture capital providers, equity crowd funding platforms and all three of New Zealand’s investor-led, tech incubators.
Angel Investors Marlborough (AIM) is New Zealand’s newest angel network incorporated in June 2017. AIM was established to educate and raise awareness of capital markets as they relate to early stage investment and to increase the availability of early stage capital for the wider benefit and prosperity of the Marlborough community.
AngelHQ is Wellington’s angel network. Founded in 2007 at the instigation of the economic development agency, Grow Wellington, today it has nearly 90 members and has invested $14m in over 45 companies. AngelHQ is known for being a collegial club with active members. It has a reputation for preferring deals with a certain ‘geek’ factor to them, but technology is just one of their preferred areas of investment.
ArcAngels Headquartered in Auckland and founded in 2013, ArcAngels is dedicated to investing in early stage businesses that are led or managed by women across New Zealand. Currently with about 45 members, Arc Angels seeks to inspire the seasoned investor – men and women – to invest in women-led and managed businesses and attract new investors that can bring tangible value to the success of New Zealand’s women-managed businesses and financial returns for members over time.
Canterbury Angels is the Canterbury region’s angel investment network. Just over two years old, this network is one of New Zealand’s newest angel networks.The group aims to help young companies with aspirations for high growth get the support and investment they need to achieve their goals, while generating a healthy return for investors. Canterbury Angels consider investments in a broad range of industries, not just technology.
Cure kids Ventures (CKV) is a seed and early stage investment fund that invests in the commercialisation of healthcare innovation in products and services with a potential to benefit child health. CKV is a vital part of Cure Kids. CKV invests in companies with products and services covering medical devices, biotechnology, medications, diagnostics, health information and healthcare delivery systems.
Enterprise Angels Since launching in 2008, Tauranga-based Enterprise Angels has facilitated the investment of over $24m in 60 early stage and established businesses across a variety of industries. Enterprise Angels has one of the largest membership bases in New Zealand with over 180 members. Enterprise Angels has also launched two funds and an online wholesale investor platform called AngelEquity.
Flying Kiwis (FKA) are Auckland centric with about 50 investors spread across NZ, but also some in the US, UK and Germany. They like to engage early with founders via www.ADI.Clinic which they run all over NZ. Due diligence is comprehensive and constructive. Portfolio companies can count on the whole network for ongoing support. FKA charge no fees.
Ice Angels Based in Auckland, ICE Angels is one of New Zealand’s leading angel networks with over 150 members. Their members collaboratively invest in and support exceptional teams exploiting global opportunities. Since 2003, ICE Angels members have collectively invested over $65m into more than 100 companies, including notable investments in Crimson Education, 8i, Flirtey and 90 Seconds. Their portfolio represents a broad range of industries including software, virtual reality, clean-tech, medical devices, biotech and advanced manufacturing. ICE Angels has also raised a number of funds which enable investors to learn, diversify their portfolio, and enrich their angel investing experience.
K1W1 Auckland based investment company owned by Sir Stephen Tindall. It has invested over $100M of seed and venture capital into a large number of New Zealand start-up and early stage businesses from biotech, environmental technology, high tech, software and other high export potential businesses. As well as investing for capital return, the aim is to assist young entrepreneurs who will build an entrepreneurial and innovative culture in New Zealand generating employment and social impact.
Launch Taranaki is a business investment network established to encourage and enable the development and success of innovative entrepreneurs in the Taranaki region. The network is one of New Zealand’s newest angel networks formed in 2016 and has a small but very experienced membership base.
MIG Angels are one of New Zealand’s more experienced angel investment groups managed by Palmerston North’s BCC. MIG Angels have invested more than $8m in over 20 companies in the last decade. MIG have also raised two funds to invest alongside MIG members. The companies that MIG invests in are high-growth from seed stage onwards, with a particular interest in agri-tech.
Nelson Angels is a Nelson-based group of angel investors interested in funding start-up companies in New Zealand, with an emphasis on the Nelson/Tasman region. Nelson Angels is one of the country’s founding angel networks with a core of experienced investors who have a slight preference for cleantech, life sciences and agritech (hardware and software) deals. That said, like all angels what matters most is great deals lead by inspirational founders.
Otago Angels is one of New Zealand’s foundation networks and is currently re-launching and reconnecting to the wider Otago and lower South Island start-up eco-system. The network has recently invested in deals with a practical application such as Bison Jacks which provides container weighing and lifting solutions, and is always on the lookout for opportunities to invest in, or mentor, new start-ups.
Pacific Channel has over decade of experience in New Zealand and is a venture creation, management and investment firm focused on start-up and early-stage engineering and science-based technology companies. With a wide network of co-investors, Pacific Channel describes itself as creating, building and funding companies to develop and channel their products and/or services into the United States, Europe and East Asia. It has 20 portfolio companies in Dunedin, Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland, two exits and has plans to invest in 100 companies.
Sparkbox Ventures The Group invests in a range of industries from software to biotech and describes itself as backing “passionate teams with global ambitions”. Also under the Sparkbox umbrella is the Global from Day One (GD1) Seed Fund investing in innovative New Zealand based pre-seed companies and GD1 Fund II, a series A fund investing in technology companies with proven business models looking to scale globally.
Zino Ventures We invest in world class entrepreneurs and are taking great New Zealand companies to the Chinese speaking markets.
Zino Innovation Hub, powered by Zino Ventures, is a cross border incubator aiming to combine capital, idea and talent through series of topic specific workshops, in-depth educational programs, and our top industry expert and mentor to help start-up building capabilities and results in scaling up to Asia.