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Being an angel investor

Angel investment is an opportunity for investors to become involved with innovative start-up businesses in New Zealand.

It’s an approach that appeals to investors who are looking for potentially higher returns than traditional investments may offer.

Usually, angel investors provide the bridge funding from the self-funded stage of the business to the point that the business needs the level of funding that a venture capitalist would offer. Funding estimates vary, but usually range from $150,000 to $1.5 million.

New Zealand offers unique opportunities for angel investors, with our reputation for success in specialised high value industries.


These include information and communications technology, biotechnology, screen production, niche manufacturing, wood processing, and call centres.

In these established sectors, and others that are still emerging, New Zealand provides a positive environment where international investors can position themselves for advantage and develop world-changing ideas, creative intellect and high value specialisation.

Being an angel investor in New Zealand

For more information about angel investment opportunities in New Zealand use our business networks directory or see:

Angel Association, an initiative funded by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and New Zealand Venture Investment Fund Limited (NZVIF) to increase the quantity, quality and success of angel investments in New Zealand.

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