- Process and Criteria
- Seed Partners
In the early 2000s, there was little angel investing in New Zealand. Now there is around $40 million of angel investment activity a year.
The Seed Co-investment Fund (SCIF) is part of the angel sector, having been established in 2006 to accelerate the sector’s development.
SCIF is co-investing $40 million into young technology companies alongside selected angel groups. With NZVIF’s money being added into the mix, it enables angel investors to spread their own investment dollars more widely and into more companies.
01 / Process & Criteria
The Seed Fund 3-Step_
Seed Co-investment Fund (SCIF) partners with angel groups.
The angel groups select, scrutinise and approve companies they will invest in.
SCIF then co-invests alongside the angels on a 1:1 basis.
Sparkbox is an Auckland-based early stage investor focused on commercialising leading edge technology primarily in the ICT sector. New Zealand’s first professional private angel company, Sparkbox was founded in 2001 to supply start-ups with the capital and skills required to succeedWatch the Video
Enterprise Angels is an active Bay of Plenty-based angel investment group with over 110 members who invest money, time, experience, contacts and expertise. Its members represent some of the most experienced business people in the region.
AngelHQ is an established angel investment group with about 30 investors who invest in a range of start-up companies, mainly in the Wellington region.
powerHouse is a Christchurch-based angel investment group making investments in early stage companies. The group specialises in seed and start-up investments in technology companies, concentrating primarily on companies and investors from Canterbury.Watch the Video
Cure Kids Ventures
Cure Kids Ventures is the separate investment entity of leading childhood health research charity Cure Kids, an organisation established over 30 years ago to address the lack of research into life-threatening childhood illnesses in New Zealand.
Flying Kiwi Angels
Flying Kiwi Angels is an Auckland-based group. Its first dozen angels have established the new angel fund and further members are welcome. Prior to establishing FKA, many of those involved have been with other angel groups and, over the last five years.
ICE Angels is New Zealand’s largest angel investing network and has been in operation since December 2003. Auckland based, ICE Angels are a network of private angel investors brought together by The Icehouse to facilitate investment in early stage companies.
Manawatu Investment Group (MIG) is an angel investment group managed by The Bio Commerce Centre, a technology commercialisation centre in Palmerston North. MIG connects technology businesses with equity investment from experienced business operators.
Movac is a Wellington-based investment manager that backs high growth potential businesses that will provide the foundations for the next wave of prosperity for the New Zealand economy. Movac has a track record of investment success, most notably in Trademe.
Pacific Channel is a venture development and investment company, specialising in life science-based industries. It was formed to provide a channel to the resources of the USA; the largest market for biotechnology-based products.
Otago Angels is a network of over 90 angel investors, primarily based in Otago and Southland, who seek high-growth investment opportunities, typically with global growth aspirations. Otago Angels is managed from the Otago Business Incubator in Dunedin.
Venture Accelerator is an angel group located at the ‘Top of the South’ Island developed to provide the region’s businesses with the opportunity to network with investors.
Partnering with SCIF
Are you an angel group? Call us for a chat and we can go over the process of partnering with SCIF.Contact Us
What angels do
NZVIF’s Franceska Banga and Chris Twiss on the importance of angel investors and the Seed Fund’s impact.Watch the Video
For a more detailed explanation of the criteria for an investment partnership, view our SCIF factsheet.Download