Local superstars who operate in a global environment include Jade Software, Tait Communications, Seequent, Verizon Connect and Dynamic Controls and dynamic multi-nationals such as Sungard; Trimble; Vodafone and Hewlett Packard; as well as listed company SLI Systems. Canterbury is also home to a significant number of small tech companies that personify innovation and entrepreneurship.
For a full overview of the 500+ technology organisations in the region visit Fluxnz.com to download the full sector profile report and infograph.
Key benefits of investing in Canterbury and New Zealand:
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Canterbury Angels Funding early stage startups. Canterbury Angels help young companies get the investment and support they need to achieve high growth.
PowerHouse is a regionally-focused intellectual property commercialisation company based in Canterbury that uses private and public investment to develop new spin-out ventures sourced primarily from research partners such as universities and Crown Research Institutes. powerHouse has a Venture Capital Scheme that allows powerHouse’s registered high tech companies the ability to raise capital.
The Angel Association is an organisation that aims to increase the quantity, quality and success of angel investments in New Zealand and in doing so create a greater pool of capital for innovative start-up companies.
The NZVCA’s mission is to develop a world-best venture capital and private equity environment for the benefit of investors and entrepreneurs in New Zealand. Their activities cover the whole spectrum of investment in New Zealand private enterprise including Angel investment, seed and early-stage venture capital through to development capital and private equity.
Callaghan Innovation provides a range of services and funding to help NZ companies grow. These include the Business R&D Funding to accelerate innovation by NZ firms; and their support as Incubators and Accelerators to accelerate the growth and success of New Zealand start-up businesses through a range of services and funding.
New Zealand Trade & Enterprise’s Regional Business Partners have specialist business advisors who are available to meet with businesses and work with business owners and/or key managers to identify needs and opportunities to grow the business. If you are a business seeking advice and support to help you grow, get in touch with your local Regional Business Partner.
NZX Limited builds and operates capital, risk and commodity markets and the infrastructure required to support them. It also provides high quality information, data and tools to support business decision making.
The Ākina Foundation is growing social enterprise across New Zealand. Their mission is to grow the emerging New Zealand social enterprise sector by:
Snowball Effect is an equity crowdfunding platform.
Snowball Effect helps Kiwi companies to raise funds from the public, and then helps those companies to harness the power of their crowds. Equity crowdfunding is also exciting for investors – it enables everyday people to buy shares in companies that were previously inaccessible to the public.
We aim to be New Zealand’s leading equity crowdfunding platform. Our vision is “a New Zealand economy, fuelled by emerging businesses, backed by everyday Kiwi investors”.
Pledge me. helps Kiwis turn their dreams into reality through crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a model of raising money.Take a goal you want to achieve. Turn to your crowd of friends, family, and fans. Ask them to make pledges to your project, and if you combine all that love, it’s more than your goal, you’ve made it!
IndieGogo is the largest global fundraising site, helping individuals, businesses, and non- profits raise money online—to make any idea a reality through crowdfunding.