Experienced Auckland venture capitalist Tony Bishop has received funding commitments of US$24 million (NZ$30 million) from the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund and its Taiwanese partner as his Pan Pacific Capital venture capital fund nears its first close.
NZVIF and Taiwan’s National Development Fund have committed US$12 million each (NZ$15 million) to the Pan Pacific Fund. The fund has already received significant comm...
A US based venture capital investor with significant Californian holdings is to meet with kiwi counterparts.
Joe Horowitz, Managing General Partner of Jafco, will be in New Zealand during the week.
His firm currently holds three quarters of a billion US dollars worth of investments in second stage start up companies.
Mr Horowitz says he'll be meeting with local firms to discuss industry developments a...
Tony Bishop likens the relationship between venture capitalists and their portfolio companies to an "arranged marriage".
"You're going to be relying on each other and you know you're going to be having trials and tribulations that come up and challenges and disagreements," Bishop says. "Everyone wants the same thing - they want the company to succeed."
The 60-year-old is a veteran of New Zealand's venture capital...
Here are seven founders of startups currently raising capital. How should an investor contact you to get your attention?
PETER GESTRUMP, PARTNER AT PRETTYPEGS
”I always want to meet people IRL. I’d even say no to a Skype call and postpone the first meeting by even a month if it means meeting IRL the first time”
FRITJOF ANDERSSON, FOUNDER & CEO AT RELATION DESK
“The best scenarios ...