Get the lowdown on raising capital. Tune in to Investment Fix.

9 Sep 20201 min read

Investment Fix is a six-part podcast series from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) exploring different investment types, from angel investment to venture capital, private equity to online funding platforms, debt funding to IPOs on the NZX.

This podcast is for New Zealand companies that are in growth mode and need to understand their investment options.

Each episode covers a different investment type and shares expert insights on what investors are looking for, how to prepare to pitch for capital, and what questions investees should ask before signing on the dotted line.

Podcast host Dylan Lawrence, general manager of the Investment Team at NZTE, chats with managers, directors and investors who back Kiwi businesses every year – including guests from the Punakaiki Fund, Movac, the Angel Association, PledgeMe, Snowball Effect, Oriens Capital, Pencarrow Private Equity, the NZX, ASB, BNZ, and Cameron Partners.

Episode 1: Angel Investment

In this episode of NZTE’s Investment Fix podcast we talk to Angel Association New Zealand chair Suse Reynolds and SaaS entrepreneur and investor Serge van Dam about where the opportunities lie and how to get funded.

Episode 2: Online Funding Platforms

Over the past year New Zealand companies have successfully raised $36 million in capital from just two online funding platforms. In this episode of NZTE’s Investment Fix podcast we talk to PledgeMe cofounder Anna Guenther and Snowball’s director of capital Bill O’Boyle about how to harness the power of your crowd and get funded.

Episode 3: Venture Capital

New Zealand’s pool of venture capital has hidden depths for companies with the right growth prospects – and the right founder. In this episode of NZTE’s Investment Fix podcast we talk to Movac venture partner Lovina McMurchy and Punakaiki Fund manager Lance Wiggs about the kind of founders and businesses that investors want to back.

Episode 4: Private Equity

Private equity investors are cutting cheques in New Zealand ranging from a few million to $100 million – but it’s crucial that founders find the right fit before giving up a stake in their company. In this episode of NZTE’s Investment Fix podcast we talk to Oriens Capital COO Peter Tinholt and Pencarrow Private Equity managing partner Jonathan Goldstone about how to pick the right investment partner and what to expect from them.

Episode 5: Bank Funding

Most companies will use debt funding at some point in their growth journey and – if they can service it – it can be a smart choice, allowing founders to retain control. In this episode of NZTE’s Investment Fix podcast we talk to BNZ’s chief customer officer for corporate & institutional Penny Ford and ASB’s GM corporate banking Henry Withers about the role of banks in funding growth and forging connections with future investors.

Episode 6: IPOs and listing on the NZX

Listing on the NZX can provide ready access to multiple rounds of capital, liquidity and a boost in profile, but many companies are still reluctant to tackle an IPO. In this episode of NZTE's Investment Fix podcast we talk to NZX's head of issuer relationships Sarah Minhinnick and Cameron Partners partner Ross Christie about the different ways to list, improvements to the IPO process and how to gauge whether you're ready for the NZX.