What’s your core investment Philosophy?


A challenge for all Angels’ when investing to deciding whether to invest or not in a particular opportunity. Given the diverse nature and background of the Angels community its hardly surprising there are a wide variety of views on the best approach. Some invest based on their knowledge of the sector, some favour new technology, some look for a great team. Others invest where trusted members of their Angels group invest or look for where they can offer the most assistance or focus on having a diverse portfolio. Regards of the approach you take its helpful to develop your own approach or Philosophy to assist with your investment decisions. For more details…Investing Philosopy

CA Investment Activity

Following recent  pitches we have a number of CA Angels planning to invest in  Mevo, Synthase Biotech and Fileinvite.  Our July Pitch evening (kindly hosted by EY) has an interesting line up with a couple of smart agritech solutions and  an innovative solution for enabling your toddler to be a more active helper!

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Paul Claridge 
CA Chair

What’s coming up?

July Investor Evening

Lock next Thursday 18th July at 5:30pm into your calendar to come along to our next investor evening. Canterbury Angels event sponsor Ernst & young have kindly offered to host us. Register here

If you aren’t yet a member of CA but want to see what our investor evenings are all about – this one is on us… register as a members’ guest.

Here’s our lineup…

Arc NZ Baby  ‘The Arc Assistant’ which is a Toddler Safety-Fun Stool. It connects adult and toddler. Facilitates bench height activities, helping child development.

Hectre is an orchard management software platform designed to help growers increase profits by lifting the consistency of high grade, verifiably safe fruit. Hectre achieves this by moving paper based data collection to the cloud, bringing together orchard management activities onto one platform.

Next Farm is developing platforms for farm monitoring starting with water and effluent management. Their solutions are designed to enhance management practices and streamline labour input.

Our next Pitch & Pizza evening is on Thursday 15th August, 5:30pm at BDO This is a great event for startups who are looking for investment during the next six months. The format will be three pitches with a relaxed “dragons den” with a panel from the Canterbury innovation ecosystem, followed by a Q&A on what is an investible pitch.

Who should be there ?

  • Startups that will be seeking investment
  • Anyone wanting to get a better understanding of fund raising
  • Investors looking for future investments
It’s great fun so make sure you get a seat and register here to attend, share the news and feel free to bring a friend.
VC’s are coming to town – What a fantastic opportunity for Christchurch companies – Innovation Bay is bringing 50+ VC investors to Christchurch in September and are looking for the best Kiwi startups to present to them.

2019 Angel Summit

Delivering Exponential Value …how growing a venture from New Zealand makes it uniquely possible.

Angel Association NZ are holding this year’s Summit in Christchurch at Pemberton which is 15 minutes’ drive from town in a beautiful country setting on November 7th & 8th.

Recent summits have been inspiring for the growing confidence and awareness about the unique and powerful approach New Zealanders take to scaling businesses. We have a capacity for empathy which gives our ventures a competitive advantage and a foundation that sets them apart from others striving for traction in global markets.

At this summit we will explore how amplifying and leveraging empathy and our New Zealandness puts us ahead of the curve. We are at a tipping point where New Zealand and our businesses can set the standard for how to deliver exponential impact and value while taking care of each other and the planet.

See more information and register here 

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