Startup Investment New Zealand

The magazine for angel investors

Welcome to the October 2018 edition of  Startup Investment magazine.

In this edition, we shine a spotlight on Kiwi businesses that have earned a place on the world stage. To be successful, Kiwi startups have always had to think and act global from the outset but there’s now a number of factors helping these startups succeed in offshore markets, and often much earlier in their journey. We’re seeing a developing ecosystem of support including government agencies, networks and people with experience at scaling global businesses, as well as investors who have the confidence to support these innovative companies. 

The data is supporting this investor confidence. Five times the number of startup organisations successfully raised over $1 million from local investors in the first half of 2018 verse the same period last year, according to the latest Young Company Finance Index. This year almost half of deals are co invested by two or more Angel clubs and funds. Why is the formula to achieve global success so critical? It means little old New Zealand can produce valuable companies winning on the global stage, which attracts investors and ultimately builds prosperity for us as a country. 

We hope you enjoy this edition of Startup Investment, and I look forward to catching up with many of you at the Angel Summit in Marlborough in November.

Anand Reddy

PwC Partner

Anand Reddy


What is a start up?

A company in development infancy which has a strong growth outlook both financially and in terms of innovation. Often a startup will be from a niche sector or deliver a bespoke product or service within an uncertain market.

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What is an Angel investor?

In return for ownership equity, these individuals or companies typically invest between $15k and $100k of seed funding in high growth startups, plus provide experience and networking opportunities.

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What is venture capital/growth capital?

Similar to risk capital, this financial investment by individuals or companies in startups is made with an expectation of higher returns – in return for greater risk. Seed funds are often managed by venture capitalists.

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Learn more about Angel Investment

See how early stage investors are supporting the New Zealand economy on the Angel Association website. The Angel Association has partnered with PwC New Zealand to produce Startup Investment Magazine and the Young Company Finance Index.

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Anand Reddy

Partner, PwC New Zealand

Tel: +64 27 592 1394

Mike Bignell

Partner, PwC New Zealand

Tel: +64 21 730 855

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