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Angel funds invest over $60m in 2015

Monday, 11 April 2016, 11:26 am | NZ Venture Investment Fund

Angel networks and funds invested a record $61.2 million into 94 young New Zealand companies in 2015 – a 9 percent increase on the previous record set in 2014, New Zealand Venture Investment Fund investment director Chris Twiss said today. More >>

NZVIF Investment Report

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:08 pm | NZ Venture Investment Fund

The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund has partnered with 10 venture capital funds and 14 angel investment funds or networks. It operates two funds – the $260 million1 Venture Capital Fund and the $40 million Seed CoInvestment Fund. Alongside its ... More >>

New VC fund first closes on US$75 million - targets US$100m

Monday, 25 August 2014, 2:11 pm | NZ Venture Investment Fund

Press Release: New VC fund first close on US$75 million - targets US$100m plus More >>

Seed Fund hits maiden ton

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:52 pm | NZ Venture Investment Fund

The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund’s Seed Fund is now investing $5 million a year into start-ups alongside angel investors, and recently invested into its one hundredth company. More >>

Angels flying with new fund

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 12:12 pm | NZ Venture Investment Fund

The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund is partnering with a group of experienced NZ and ex-pat angel investors who have formed Flying Kiwi Angels to invest into start-up companies. More >>

GreenButton sale positive for NZ

Friday, 2 May 2014, 9:54 am | NZ Venture Investment Fund

New Zealand Venture Investment Fund chief executive Franceska Banga says the sale of GreenButton to Microsoft is an excellent result for the GreenButton team and its investors. More >>

Angels soar as tech sector flourishes

Monday, 7 April 2014, 10:03 am | NZ Venture Investment Fund

Angel investing surged in 2013 with a record $53.2 million invested into young New Zealand companies in 2013, reflecting growing investor confidence in the technology and innovation sector, New Zealand Venture Investment Fund chief executive Franceska Banga said today.  More >>

Crowd-funding and angels could combine

Monday, 3 March 2014, 3:50 pm | NZ Venture Investment Fund

The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund says new rules permitting equity crowd-funding investments for start-ups could allow angel investors to develop platforms to integrate crowd-funding with their investments. More >>

New VC fund raising US$70 million

Wednesday, 30 October 2013, 11:54 am | NZ Venture Investment Fund

Experienced Auckland venture capitalist Tony Bishop has received funding commitments of US$24 million (NZ$30 million) from the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund and its Taiwanese partner as his Pan Pacific Capital venture capital fund nears its first ... More >>

Angel investment bounces back

Thursday, 26 September 2013, 12:38 pm | NZ Venture Investment Fund

Angel investment bounced back in the first six months of the year with investment up 50 percent compared to the first half of 2012, New Zealand Venture Investment Fund chief executive Franceska Banga said today. More >>

NZVIF to invest in new funds with $60m underwrite

Wednesday, 27 February 2013, 11:33 am | NZ Venture Investment Fund

The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund expects to commit to two to three new venture capital funds over the next few years, following the government’s decision to provide NZVIF with a new $60 million underwrite facility. More >>

NZVIF Welcomes Panel Proposal for Māori-Oriented Fund

Tuesday, 20 November 2012, 11:49 am | NZ Venture Investment Fund

NZVIF Welcomes Panel Proposal for Māori-Oriented Fund The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF) is welcoming possible discussions with iwi and Māori organisations, fund managers and investors on the shape of a new Māori-orientated investment fund, ... More >>

NZ private equity delivers impressive returns

Monday, 19 November 2012, 9:55 am | NZ Venture Investment Fund

Private equity investments into unlisted New Zealand companies have, on average, doubled over the investment holding period, according to research undertaken by the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund. More >>

NZVIF signs $200m co-investment partnership with Taiwan fund

Wednesday, 17 October 2012, 1:27 pm | NZ Venture Investment Fund

The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund and Taiwan’s National Development Fund have agreed a co-investment partnership which could invest up to $200 million1 into venture capital funds in the two countries. More >>

IPO path to NZX for tech companies

Wednesday, 26 September 2012, 9:40 am | NZ Venture Investment Fund

The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund wants to see 15 to 20 high growth companies in its portfolio listing on the New Zealand stock exchange over the next decade. More >>

Global from Day One Seed Fund

Wednesday, 19 September 2012, 9:41 am | NZ Venture Investment Fund

Start-up fund aims to take 20 companies global A new start-up investment fund – the Global from Day One Fund – has successfully closed its fundraising. More >>

Angel group renews investment deal with NZVIF

Tuesday, 27 March 2012, 10:57 am | NZ Venture Investment Fund

Australasia’s largest and most active angel investment group – Auckland’s ICE Angels – plans to invest around $10 million into New Zealand start-ups in partnership with the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund over the next five years. More >>

Peter Thiel partners with NZVIF to invest in New Zealand

Thursday, 22 March 2012, 1:34 pm | NZ Venture Investment Fund

A $40 million New Zealand-based venture capital fund has been established involving a partnership between the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund and Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures. Valar has been operating since 2010 with the current investment round ... More >>

Sparkbox targets entrepreneurs with NZVIF investment partner

Monday, 13 February 2012, 12:05 pm | NZ Venture Investment Fund

National angel group Sparkbox Ventures plans to back 20 entrepreneurs over the next five years, following the renewal of its investment partnership with the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund. More >>

NZVIF's second fund with Sparkbox brings new hope

Tuesday, 13 December 2011, 2:42 pm | NZ Venture Investment Fund

NZVIF's second fund with Sparkbox brings new hope for Kiwi start-ups 13 December 2011 The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund has renewed its investment partnership with national angel group Sparkbox Ventures which should see them combining to invest ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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