WNT Ventures

WNT Ventures

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Headquarters Location

New Zealand, Tauranga


WNT Ventures was established in 2014, and is a well known VC. The primary office of this VC is located in Tauranga. The fund is located in Australia.

The fund was created by Beppie Holm, Carl Jones, Ian MaCrae, Peter Wren-Hilton, Steve Saunders. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 4.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 other investors. Along with WNT Ventures, start-ups are often financed by K1W1, Lewis Holdings, Ice Angels. The fund often co-invests with New Zealand Venture Investment Fund, K1W1. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Enterprise Angels, Prelude Ventures, LLC, New Zealand Venture Investment Fund.

The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Agriculture, Software. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 8 more areas of investment. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - New Zealand. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 1 and less. Nyriad, Avertana are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund.

Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 100 thousands - 1 million dollars. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 49 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. In comparison with other funds, WNT Ventures makes 21 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. The fund typically enters into 2-6 deals annually. In 2016, the fund's activity was at its peak. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Funds Investing in Previous

K1W1, Lewis Holdings, Ice Angels

Funds Investing Together

New Zealand Venture Investment Fund, K1W1

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