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Top 7 Venture Capital Firms in Auckland in 2022

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
 | 
Updated: 
November 9, 2022
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The startup community has been growing in Auckland in recent years.

This has come along with an increase in the amount of money flowing from VCs into startups.

In this article, you can find a hand-picked list of venture capital firms in Auckland.

7 Venture Capital Firms in Auckland

1) Blackbird Ventures

Blackbird Ventures

Blackbird Ventures is an Australian-founded VC firm that invests in worldwide digital firms.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Australia, New Zealand
  • City: Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Bill Bartee, Larry Marshall, Niki Scevak, Richard Baker
  • Industries: Enterprise, Deep Tech & Hard Science, Healthcare, Hardware, Education, Consumer
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Growth, IPO
  • Minimum check size: $150,000
  • Maximum check size: $7,000,000
  • Number of investments: 199
  • Number of exits: 10
  • Funds raised: $791,700,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Redbubble, Zoox, Lifx

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at contact@blackbird.vc.

2) NZ Growth Capital Partners

NZ Growth Capital Partners

NZGCP is New Zealand's government-backed fund investing startups from seed to series B stages.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: New Zealand
  • City: Auckland, Wellington
  • Started in: 2002
  • Founders: Annabel Cotton
  • Industries: Deep Tech & Hard Science, SaaS, Agriculture, Healthcare
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Number of investments: 155
  • Number of exits: 1
  • 3 remarkable investments: Narative, Kami, Aroa

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@nzgcp.co.nz.

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3) Pacific Channel

Pacific Channel

Pacific Channel is a multistage investor for deep tech companies in New Zealand.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: New Zealand
  • City: Auckland
  • Started in: 2004
  • Founders: Brent Ogilvie
  • Industries: Climate & Sustainability, Automation, Food & Beverage, Industrial, Deep Tech & Hard Science
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 35
  • Number of exits: 6
  • 3 remarkable investments: Tasmanion, Geo40, CropX

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at enquiries@pacificchannel.com.

4) Cure Kids Ventures

Cure Kids Ventures

Cure Kids Ventures is a New Zealand-based investment fund specializing in providing seed funds to companies in the child health industry.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: New Zealand
  • City: Auckland
  • Started in: 2008
  • Industries: Healthcare, Health & Wellness
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed
  • Number of investments: 22
  • Number of exits: 4
  • 3 remarkable investments: The A2 Milk Company, The Clinician, NZeno

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@curekidsventures.co.nz.

5) Aera VC

Aera VC

Aera VC is a sector-agnostic and geography-agnostic VC firm but preferentially invests in frontier and deep tech.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, USA
  • City: Auckland, Sydney, Bangkok, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Derek Handley, Keenan Kwok, Nick Winstone
  • Industries: Climate & Sustainability, Deep Tech & Hard Science, Aerospace & Space, Food & Beverage
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 21
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Funds raised: $30,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: 54Gene, Aqua Cultured Foods, CabriCrete

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at hello@aera.vc.

6) Impact Enterprise Fund

Impact Enterprise Fund

Impact Enterprise Fund provides capital to New Zealand-based businesses with social or environmental impact.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: New Zealand
  • City: Auckland
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Akina, New Ground Capital, Impact Ventures
  • Industries: Climate & Sustainability, Education, Healthcare, Agriculture
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 10
  • Funds raised: $8,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Tether, Learncoach, CertusBio

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@ief.co.nz.

7) Zino Growth Fund

Zino Growth Fund

Zino Growth Fund provides growth capital to series A and series B New Zealand-based companies looking to expand into Chinese speaking market.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: New Zealand
  • City: Auckland
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: James (Jimmy) Wu
  • Industries: Internet & Mobile, Media, Climate & Sustainability, Biotech, Healthcare, Food & Beverage, Agriculture, Fintech
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Minimum check size: $1,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $2,000,000
  • Number of investments: 7
  • Number of exits: 1
  • 3 remarkable investments: Montoux, Kernel, Parrot Analytics

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@zino.co.nz.

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