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New Zealand Venture Investment Fund

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Total investments 38
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 30
Rounds per year 1.90
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Biotechnology
  • SaaS
  • Internet
  • Apps

In 2002 was created New Zealand Venture Investment Fund, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Auckland. The venture was found in Australia.

We also calculated 4 valuable employees in our database.

The typical startup value when the investment from New Zealand Venture Investment Fund is 10-50 millions dollars. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The important activity for fund was in 2018. The real fund results show that this VC is 13 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - New Zealand. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Software, Artificial Intelligence. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Surgical Design Studios, Postr Media, Nyriad Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund, startups are often financed by GBS Ventures, Talu Ventures, Roche. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Global from Day One, K1W1, Ice Angels. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sparkbox Ventures, K1W1, Snowball Effect.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Insite AI

Artificial Intelligence
Consumer Goods
Machine Learning
11 May 2020 Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Insite AI

Artificial Intelligence
Consumer Goods
Machine Learning
11 Apr 2020 Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Surgical Design Studios

Medical Device
$4M01 Aug 2019 Auckland, New Zealand

Invert Robotics

Industrial Automation
$8M02 May 2019 North Brabant

Insite AI

Artificial Intelligence
Consumer Goods
Machine Learning
01 Jan 2019 Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Dotterel Technologies

Aerospace and Defense
Electronic Components
Electronic Equipment and Instruments
$1M05 Nov 2018 Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


$735K03 Sep 2018 Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


$1M27 Mar 2018 Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


Mobile Apps
$2M13 Feb 2018 Wellington, New Zealand


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