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Headquarters Location

New Zealand, Auckland


The the headquarters of this VC is in Auckland. The VC's location is in Australia.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 3-4 others. Besides K1W1, start-ups are typically funded by Khosla Ventures, New Zealand Venture Investment Fund, Enterprise Angels and 4 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are New Zealand Venture Investment Fund, Tuhua Fund, Khosla Ventures, the total number of co-investors is 13. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Khosla Ventures, Promus Ventures, Finistere Ventures, as well as 3 other investors.

The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - New Zealand. Besides this, the fund also invested in 1 other country. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as SaaS, Enterprise Software. In addition, there are 10 more industries where it has achieved success. Rocket Lab, Flossie, Surgical Design Studios are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. The fund has a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If the applying start-up has 4 or 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded.

K1W1 is involved in 25 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. At the time of investment by K1W1, a typical start-up valuation would be 100-500 millions dollars. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 12 percentage points less exits when compared to other organizations. In 2018, the fund's activity was at its peak. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. The fund usually participates in 2-6 investment rounds per year.

Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: k1w1.org.nz; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

90.9% of cases

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

16.7% of cases

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

4.7 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.05 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing in Following

Khosla Ventures, Promus Ventures, Finistere Ventures

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