International investors doing good in NZ
Kiwi angels are benefiting from the connections the Edmund Hillary Foundation global impact visa recipients are providing to offshore investment.
Since the early days of ideation, the Edmund Hillary Fellowship (EHF) has been committed to the idea that in order to best support the development and growth of an impact-driven entrepreneurship ecosystem in New Zealand, we need to include investors in the community. EHF is unique when compared to similar global impact fellowship programmes, in that around 15% of our Fellows are active investors.
In the past 2.5 years since EHF was launched, $5.3M has been directly invested by EHF Fellows into New Zealand innovation, and they have additionally assisted in delivering investments of $16.5M into NZ entities (In comparison, NZ Venture Investment Fund reported in June 2019 that $110M total was invested by themselves and other angel clubs in pre-seed and angel size deals over a similar time period)