FNZC, Simplicity and K1W1 support Icehouse Ventures

It’s inspiring to see successful wealth management institutions support investment in early stage high growth ventures as they see the value for their investors.

Simplicity KiwiSaver has committed to investing $100 million over the next five years into New Zealand companies seeking expansion capital.

It will invest the money into funds managed by Icehouse Ventures, a new company to be launched in May, designed to accelerate the growth and development of Kiwi companies with global aspirations.

Icehouse Ventures will be co-owned between The Icehouse start-up accelerator, Sir Stephen Tindall’s investment company K1W1, Simplicity and investment banking firm FNZC.

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24 innovators selected to apply for entrepreneur visa through fellowship programme

24 international Fellows and six New Zealand entrepreneurs have been selected from more than 300 innovators who applied to tackle pressing global challenges in New Zealand through the Edmund Hillary Fellowship (EHF).

The international Fellows will now apply for Global Impact Visas to take part in the programme.

The group selected by EHF are part of the first cohort in a three-year programme run in partnership with Immigration New Zealand (INZ) to provide visionary entrepreneurs and investors with a platform to create positive global impact from New Zealand.

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Should angel backed companies focus on global scale or great product?

We have interviewed Bob Kelly at the Asian Business Angels Forum and AANZ Summit 2015. And in this video Bob tells us his toughts on global scale versus great product.

You can meet a quality network of investors and experts in early-stage company growth, acquisition and exits in person by registering your place at the 9th Annual NZ Angel Summit 2016.

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Swiss sportswear company launches global equity crowdfunding offer including NZ platform

Australian-founded, Swiss-based premium sportswear brand Skins has launched a global equity crowdfunding campaign today incorporating New Zealand, Australia, the UK, and Europe.

The offer involves raising a minimum of $800,000 in New Zealand and Australia through the Equitise platform and the rest in a parallel offer on the UK-based platform Seedrs. The company hopes to attract $4.42 million from retail investors in an overall fundraising of $9.8 million.

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