Lightning Lab Tourism Demo Day

Date & Venue  

20 August, 5:30pm
James Hay Theatre – 86 Kilmore St, Christchurch Central

Join Lightning Lab as their tourism teams celebrate their Lightning Lab journey

You’ll have the opportunity to hear from the inaugural cohort of Lightning Lab Tourism.

Featuring 10 ventures, you’ll hear how the Tourism 2019 teams have spent three months working on projects that can contribute to the development a sustainable tourism industry in New Zealand.

After the close of pitches, we invite you to stay and join the teams for a drink.

 Please register here

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In conversation with Bill Murphy from Purpose Capital

Bill Murphy is from Purpose Capital which “Mobilizes new capital for systemic social and environmental change”. He is based in Tauranga but will be visiting Christchurch on 5 August and after recording an episode for Seeds Podcast he will be speaking about what they are doing, why they have that focus and what sort of investment they are looking at. Come have a chat with Bill at Parry Field Lawyers at 1 Rimu Street from noon – it’s free but please email stevenmoe@parryfield.com to confirm your attendance (limit of 30).

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Canterbury Angels July Update

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!

Interesting Stuff

Check out these useful insights into Angel investing

Regards,

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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Investor Evening – 18th July

July Investor Evening

Thursday 18th July at 5:30pm
Venue: Ernst & Young
93 Cambridge Terrace
Register here

Lock Thursday 18th July into your calendar to come along to our next investor evening. Canterbury Angels event sponsor EY have kindly offered to host us.

Bring along a friend who may be interested and register you both here.

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.

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Tech Activator Sessions – June 27th

Ministry of Awesome’s Tech Activator Sessions are made up of 20-minute mentoring sessions where tech entrepreneurs of all sizes and stages talk through their tech startup, venture or idea and get focused feedback from our Startup Activator and a veteran panel of tech experts. This is your opportunity to use their expertise and networks to ensure your best possible chance of success.

Spaces are limited, and the programme is almost always sold out so make sure you get in quick.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Select a 20-minute appointment that works for you and tell us about your idea or your business.
  2. Feel free to bring along any materials that will assist you (notes, drawings, websites, photos, presentations, etc.) or just bring you.
  3. These sessions are always sold out so please show up on time, get ready to focus, and gear up for a great session.

We can’t wait to help you make your dream a reality or help you get on that road to successful entrepreneurship whatever that looks like for you. 

All sessions take place at Ministry of Awesome, Ground Floor, Kahukura Building, Corner of Moorhouse Ave and Madras St, Christchurch.

See more here.

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Venture capital industry ready to accelerate growth ambitions

The budget announcement of a $300m commitment to accelerate ambitions for the New Zealand venture capital industry was welcomed by the New Zealand Private Capital Association and Angel Association New Zealand.

NZ Private Capital Executive Director, Colin McKinnon, said ” “It has long been recognised that there is a gap in the market particularly when it comes to accessing capital in the start-up and early growth end of the market.”

“The proposed Government programme is expected to help private investors establish new funds, that will invest in New Zealand’s most promising fast-growth companies.”

We acknowledge the success of the Angel Association in developing networks that invest in early stage businesses. Now with this new package announced today, we hope to work alongside the Angel’s to build a larger venture capital market for the benefit on NZ entrepreneurs.”

Angel Association Executive Director Suse Reynolds, said: “This is a positive development. There will inevitably be some details to understand to ensure that the programme remains flexible so as to support marketplace innovation. We know there are angel-backed companies ready for venture capital to execute growth ambitions. We look forward to working with the Government and the venture funds to help accelerate the early-stage capital market and support work to match the capital being deployed with the requisite specialised capability.”

For more information, please contact:
Colin McKinnon, Executive Director, New Zealand Private Capital Association,
Mobile: +64 27 640 6406 or colin@nzprivatecapital.co.nz

Andrew Frankham, Chair, New Zealand Private Capital Association,
Email: andrew.frankham@directcapital.co.nz

Suse Reynolds, AANZ executive director
mob: 021 490 974 or email: suse.reynolds@angelassociation.co.nz

John O’Hara, AANZ chair
mob: 021 040 3198 or email: john_ohara@mac.com            

New Zealand Private Capital Association (NZ Private Capital)
NZ Private Capital is an advocate for the industry – giving it more voice and profile in and outside the industry. We champion and actively help businesses navigate and understand the Private Equity and Venture Capital world.
Our members span the activities of the private capital market including international and domestic fund managers; law, accounting and banking professionals; institutional investors; business angels and government agencies.

The Angel Association of New Zealand (AANZ)
The Angel Association is an organisation that aims to increase the quantity, quality and success of angel investments in New Zealand and in doing so create a greater pool of capital for innovative start-up companies. It was established in 2008 to bring together New Zealand angels and early-stage funds. AANZ currently has over 30 members representing nearly 800 individual angels associated with New Zealand’s key angel networks and funds. Recent NZVIF data revealed angels have invested more than $NZ681m in over 1,200 deals and 413 companies in the last 10 years. AANZ works closely with NZTE, NZVIF and Callaghan Innovation and a number of private sector partners including First NZ Capital, PWC, Avid Legal, Baldwins, KiwiNet, Uniservices, Christopher and Banks, AWS and Spark Ventures. For more, please visit: www.angelassociation.co.nz

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Angel Association NZ 2019 Summit – 8th/9th November

AANZ are holding this year’s Summit in Christchurch at Pemberton which is 15 minutes’ drive from town in a beautiful country setting.

The theme this year is “Delivering Exponential Value … how growing a venture from New Zealand makes it uniquely possible”.

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.

Register here 

We will be repeating our Runway event for founders and our investor directors who are looking to scale and prove value quickly on Wednesday 6 November. This is an invitation only event – you need to be a member of one of the Angel groups in NZ to attend.

On the first morning of the summit we set the context for the two days by reviewing the year and exploring what it means to be a venture scaling from New Zealand. In the afternoon we dig into case studies and data. And on Friday morning we focus on how we amplify value. All of this will be shot through with perspectives from people who are at coal face doing this thing!!

Please note we only have half the allocated Early Bird tickets left, so get in quick if you want to take advantage of this offer.

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Investor Evening – June 20th

June Investor Evening

Thursday 20th June – 5:30pm
Venue: Lane Neave – 141 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch

Register here

Lock Thursday 20th June into your calendar to come along to our next investor evening.

Bring along a friend who may be interested and register you both here.

We have a great lineup of speakers including Georgia Robertson from Humantix. Watch this space for more info…

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Pitch & Pizza Investment Evening – Thursday 16th May

Great Information, Great Fun, Free Pizza
Thursday 16th May, 5:30pm at Ministry of Awesome

This event is going to be slightly different from the usual Pitch & Pizza as we are combining it with an Investor evening so it will be a mix of very early stage start ups alongside some who may be ready for investment.

The format will be three or four 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
  • CA members

It’s great fun so make sure you get a seat and register here to attend.

 

 

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Angel 101 – with Ken Erskine

When: Wednesday 8th May
Where: GreenHouse – 146a Lichfield Street, Christchurch
Time: 11am – 3pm

Understanding your motivation for becoming an angel investor and having an appreciation for the risk profile and mechanics of angel investment is all covered in this succinct ‘awareness raising’ course.

The workshop will be run be Ken Erskine who has extensive experience as an angel investor both from managing his own broad portfolio and leading the Ice Angels team for six years.

Ken has developed and run the AANZ’s Angel 101 workshop across New Zealand, receiving rave reviews for the content and his unique and fun delivery style.

The course will cover:

  • the rewards and challenges of being an angel,
  • the legal requirements around eligibility and if you decide to become an investor director,
  • the importance of building a portfolio and how to go about this,
  • the importance of being involved
  • the role of exits, and
  • where and how to access support

Click here for further details and to register.

 

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