GETTING STARTED WITH NZTE

Working with you to access capital

At New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), we pride ourselves on helping businesses to grow internationally – bigger, better, faster – for the good of New Zealand.

Global growth means having access to the right capital at the right time, and that's where our Investment team comes in.

  • Our door is always open to scalable New Zealand organisations looking for growth capital to expand internationally.

  • We use our technical expertise and capability building resources to ensure you are well-prepared for your capital raise, working alongside you on your business model, financial model, investor profile and collateral.

  • Our domestic and international investment managers have expansive and intimate investor networks, enabling us to make the right connections for you through one-to-one introductions, showcases and events.

  • With extensive private-sector investment experience and the knowledge that comes from supporting hundreds of New Zealand companies raise capital, we're well-positioned to help you succeed – all at no cost.

  • As a public entity with a private board, we're independent, impartial and focussed on what's good for your business and for New Zealand – because we're here to grow the country, not sell it.

We connect New Zealand organisations and greenfield projects looking for capital to our network of international and domestic investors.

How we work

Originate

We work across the New Zealand ecosystem, identifying and engaging with scalable businesses that have opportunities for growth through investment.

Prepare

We leverage our global knowledge, insights and experience to help you prepare your business for investment.

Connect

We work to connect your investment opportunity with high-value capital through our extensive global network of investors.

By the numbers

2k+
global investors
in our network
600
independent & impartial
global staff to support your growth
250+
New Zealand companies
supported in a successful capital raise

Source: New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, 2019

4x
more likely to be successful in a capital
raise with NZTE support

Source: New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, 2019 & Corporate Finance Institute, 2019

The team have been totally instrumental in helping us prepare and understand the international investor environment, and made us stronger as a result. They are not afraid to give us honest feedback but do so in a supportive and constructive away, that helps us improve our positioning.
Parkable Limited
Absolutely loved working with NZTE. Their opportunities to pitch at InvestHER and Beyond the Summit showcase connected us with knowledgeable investors. Their pitch prep was amazingly helpful. And the aid in design was critical for us as a small team with limited resources – made it all look slick and professional and the designs have been an asset going forward.
Winely Limited
There is no group in the country that seems to me to have a greater breadth of interaction with Kiwi tech-companies going global. And there is no one in the country who has a greater depth of track-record in helping the founders of tech companies pitch, sell and lead scalably.
Daniel Batten Entrepreneur, founder and former CEO of hi-tech company Biomatters, and current founder/CEO of Beyond The Ceiling

Case studies

Hear first-hand from some of the businesses we've worked with.

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Last updated: 10 Mar 2020
Case Study: The minefield of raising capital

Dotterel's drone technology had lots of possible applications but no clear business model, until discussions with NZTE cleared a path to investors.

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Last updated: 24 Oct 2018
Case study: Growing, not selling New Zealand

Uniting 11 Māori entities and powered by geothermal energy, Kawerau Dairy is generating careers, relationships, and a legacy.

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Last updated: 28 Aug 2019
Case study: Te Puna’s next billion-dollar business

To realise its export ambitions, Robotics Plus needed NZTE to help bring investors with the right connections to the table

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Our Investment team

NZTE’s investment team is located around the world and has a deep and diverse range of experience. We are focussed on doing right by the investee, investor and New Zealand – driven by what we call kaitiakitanga, or care of people and place.

Your connection to the government ecosystem

NZTE is part of 'New Zealand Inc,' a group of government agencies that work together to provide simple and aligned experiences for businesses and investors. Our NZ Inc partners work alongside NZTE's Investment team to support investment in specific areas. Explore the full ecosystem below.

Callaghan Innovation
Immigration New Zealand
Innovative Partnerships
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
New Zealand Export Credit Office
New Zealand Green Investment Finance
The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund
Overseas Investment Office
Te Uru Rākau – Forestry New Zealand

News, events and resources

Check out the latest from NZTE.

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Raise capitalNZ Investment opportunities
Blog
1 min
Last updated: 19 Jan 2020
What impact is start-up Investment having on New Zealand?

The growth investment sector in New Zealand is very healthy, fuelled by tech, high value food and beverage and niche specialised manufacturing.

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Raise capitalNZ Investment opportunities
Event
2 min
Last updated: 5 Nov 2018
NZTE Investment Showcase: Pick of Northland

In November 2018, NZTE and Northland Inc hosted a Showcase highlighting some of the region's innovative, stand-out businesses.

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Raise capital
Resource
3 mins
Last updated: 27 May 2020
Raise your game and get ready for growth, with InvestEd

Short videos, exercises and instructional content to help increase your understanding of the raising capital process.

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Contact our Investment team

For more information about how we can help you prepare for and access growth capital, send us a message and one of our team will be in touch with you shortly.