New Zealand’s Angel Investment Market #ABAF15NZ

#ABAF15NZ: New Zealand’s Angel Investment Market

The largest gathering of early-stage angel investors in New Zealand along with more than 50 international angels with interest in cross-boarder investment joined together in Queenstown, NZ in October 2015.

# Debra Hall from Ice Angels NZ kicks off proceedings with an outline of the angel market in New Zealand and highlights of the year.

Presentation available here.

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ABAF 2015, Queenstown, New Zealand Connection

Discover your New Zealand connection.

Angel investors do business together – we do business together when we invest in deals, when we are looking for follow on funding rounds and when we are looking for in-market opportunities. We do business together when we are looking for acquirers and we do business together when we are celebrating exits. We are a collaborative group of professionals who acknowledge and appreciate each individuals unique experience and expertise.

The Asian Business Angels Forum being held in Queenstown at stunning Mount Soho Winery is in keeping with the nature of our community.

It is the Angel Association of New Zealand’s desire to keep this event an angel-centric, intimate gathering, this terrific venue has limited capacity so we advise that you register quickly to avoid missing out.

This summit will focus on providing delegates with practical insights on how to build and execute successful, capital-acquisition strategies from the first round through to exit.

You will hear from seasoned practitioners about the importance of a capital strategy in angel venture success, about board stewardship and alignment, how to successfully court acquirers internationally and how to manage market disrupting intellectual property for commercial success across the globe.

With delegates coming from across the Asia Pacific, Europe and North America we are going to dig into how to do more cross border deals and work on live examples of deals which have the potential to be exactly this while having the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of our chosen location – Queenstown.

The stunning scenery, natural beauty and the vibrancy of the region make Queenstown the perfect destination to relax and enjoy sophistication and world-class facilities.

 

Here’s a list of superb accommodations to make your stay a memorable one:

 

millbrook_imageMillbrook Resort is a luxury resort only a 20 minute drive from Queenstown. The five star accommodation resort includes three restaurants, a bar/cafe, award winning spa, a 27-hole golf course, health and fitness centre with outdoor hot pool, heated swimming pool, mountain bikes and much more. Millbrook is two minutes drive from the nearby historic gold mining village of Arrowtown. The perfect getaway scenario to energize and relax surrounded by mountain air and open space.

 

crowneplazaCrowne Plaza is centrally located and a walking distance to everything you need in Queenstown. The hotel offers fine hospitality and a magnificent scenery. This modern hotel provides luxury at its best to make your stay enjoyable and dynamic: an on-site gym, meeting rooms and 24-hour room service. Or relax and invigorate at the in-house spa and wellness centre with a variety of facial and body treatments.

 

heritageHeritage Queenstown is located just outside the town centre. The hotel offers  alpine-style accommodation with stunning views over Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown. Heritage Queenstown buildings are the typical mountain style accommodation made from centuries-old-schist stone and cedar. The world-class services and facilities feature a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, sauna, gym and an elegant restaurant. Great choice for guests interested in experiencing comfort and sophistication.

 

Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 11.20.44 amVilla del Lago offers quality self-catering apartments on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, just 2 minutes drive from Queenstown. With stunning views to the Remarkables Mountains and across the lake, the property has its own pebbled beach. Villa del Lago features ski, bicycle and sports storage and is close to all the attractions Queenstown has to offer, from vineyards to ski fields to bungy jump and world-class golf. Impeccable surroundings and quietude by the lakeside Frankton walkway and cycle path, and located only a 20 minute walk from the Queenstown centre.

 

Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 11.23.49 amMillennium Hotel Queenstown is located in central Queenstown and only 2 minutes away from local shopping and entertainment areas and close to all ski fields. It features sauna, spa, gym, massage therapist, sightseeing and activities desk. Millennium’s Observatory restaurant speciality is modern New Zealand cuisine and the Club Bar is ideal to relax after a great day outdoors. Millennium Hotel Queenstown offers luxury and elegance committed to minimize environmental impact.

 

Hotel ExteriorHilton Queenstown Resort & Spa situated on the eastern shore of Lake Wakatipu in the Kawarau village. The Resort & Spa facilities include indoor pool, a fitness centre and the Eforea spa. The rooms offer spectacular views to the lake or mountains and amenities to keep guests focused at work or relaxed in the luxurious bath or in front of the fireplace. At Wakatipu Grill Restaurant guests can sample local seasonal produce while enjoying the scenic views and the Cru Wine Bar & Lounge specializes in local and international wines. Workout in the fitness centre, take a swim in the 25-metre heated lap pool or indulge in a treatment at the Eforea Spa. Pure indulgement for travellers interested in vineyards and fine dining.

 

(Contact Angel Association New Zealand at [email protected]  to get the promotional code for discounted delegate rates at these hotels).

ABAF 2015, Queenstown, NZ – the Social Scene

Get amongst it!

ABAF 2015 and the lively social scene of Queenstown

The Asian Business Angels Forum being held in the extraordinary scenery and atmosphere of Queenstown will add to a valuable experience. This lake and alpine resort region surrounded by magnific mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu is inspiring and revitalising.

This summit is a wonderful opportunity to connect with the most refined and active angels from around the globe to learn more about exits, the best practices, investing trends, succeding in the changing early-stage investment environment, and how to attract cross-border invetments.

We do hope you enjoy your time and be indulged by Queenstown’s top restaurants. Some of them are listed below:

 

bbq TSS Earnslaw / Walter Peak – Thursday dinner: The ultimate kiwi experience. Enjoy a lake cruise on board TSS Earnslaw and feel like going back in time. Admire the sumptuous alpine scenery before disembarking on Walter Peak for a gourmet BBQ dinner. Indulge best-quality meats, delicious vegetables, salads and finish with a delightful selection of desserts.

 

Rata

Rata: The award winning restaurant owned by internationally    acclaimed Michelin starred-chef Josh   Emett added to the heritage building and relaxed decor holds all the elements to a top-notch cuisine experience.

 

 

 

 

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Amisfield Winery & Bistro: Located in the quintessential building housing the cellar door and bistro offering exquisite selection of seasonal dishes that compliment the fruit purity quality of the Amisfield wines.

 

 

 

 

 

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Botswana Butchery: The restaurant offers a diverse menu with a speciality on fine cut beef and local organic foods accompanied by the perfect wine from the impressive private 1800 bottle cellar.

 

 

Lead Partners

NZTE NZVIF PWC

Expert Partner

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AANZ Summit Sponsors

Callaghan Innovation “UniServices” Kiwinet “Spark”