Q&A with Findex: Financial advice for agritech investors and innovators
We talk with Neil McAra and Steve Alexander of financial advisors Findex, who help startups and investors collaborate on bringing innovative and profitable New Zealand agritech to the world. First, let’s look at the broader picture: what is the importance of agriculture to the national economy...
New Zealand’s ecosystem approach to agritech innovation
Generating NZ$1.6 billion in 2021, agritech is one of the most innovative sectors in Aotearoa New Zealand and one with significant potential to grow. We speak with AgriTechNZ and Findex to learn more about the “smart ecosystem” engineered by Kiwi food and fibre producers to boost efficiency. The...
WNT Ventures profile: Ideas anchored in science
WNT Ventures is a venture capital fund focusing on deep technology: innovations in tangible science and engineering breakthroughs and the teams behind them. It calls itself a “high conviction” partner, supporting entrepreneurs from the earliest stages and connecting them with the resources and...
The growth in opportunities for female funders and founders
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland has a rich community of female entrepreneurs spanning fields from online supermarket disruption to robotics, aerospace and food technology. For investors, these innovators make an extraordinary talent pool. In the second part of our two-part series on the local female...
Opportunity in the Auckland female venture ecosystem
In part one of a two-part series on the vibrant female venture ecosystem in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, we look at key metrics and speak with industry insiders.
Investable opportunity: Circles SaaS for high-performance golf
Golf improvement start-up Circles is raising capital and looking for investors that love sport, and understand SaaS economics, to close the round in early November.
Swoop Aero: bringing sustainable, drone-based deliveries to our skies
We talk to Richard Adams of Swoop Aero about its world-proven drone technology that could revolutionise healthcare logistics in New Zealand.
Investable opportunities in Auckland’s growing technology sector
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s tech sector continues to experience rapid growth and presents exciting opportunities for investment.
Q&A with Suse Reynolds and Bridget Unsworth of Angel Association Aotearoa New Zealand
We speak with Angel Association New Zealand about the quantity, quality and success of angel investment in New Zealand.