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Is VC investment in NZ set to grow?

Get in the room with three of New Zealand’s top venture capital (VC) investors at this one-off NZTE investment event for Techweek 2021.



Tuesday 25 May
5:30pm - 8:00pm

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise - Pounamu Lounge,
139 Quay Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland
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4021 CSG NZTE Techweek Events 650x400 Panel 150dpi

What's it all about?

Get in the room with three of New Zealand’s top venture capital (VC) investors at this one-off NZTE investment event for Techweek 2021.

In this panel discussion you’ll hear what New Zealand’s VC investors are focused on right now, direct from Movac’s Lovina McMurchy, Hillfarrance’s Rob Vickery and Vignesh Kumar from GD1 Fund, in conversation with NZTE Investment Director Simon Ansley.

We’ll also look at what’s grabbing attention from global VC funds, how deals are being impacted by the expansion of ‘travel bubbles’, and what your company needs to do standout from the rest if you’re trying to secure capital this year.

After the discussion, you’re invited to stay around for a drink and networking and a chance to follow-up with Lovina, Rob, Vignesh and Simon.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear exactly what VCs are looking for this year and what you can do to boost your chances of a successful capital raise.

This event is now at full capacity. You can add your name to the wait list and NZTE will be in touch if any spaces become available. Link to Waitlist here.




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Rob Vickery

Rob Vickery is the Founder and Managing Partner at Hillfarrance Venture Capital and an entrepreneur-turned-VC who has been investing at the frontiers of enterprise technology since 2012. Hillfarrance invests in Kiwi entrepreneurs who are solving the hardest global problems that matter to New Zealand and the rest of the planet. Hillfarrance is focused on becoming the most recommended source of early-stage capital by founders, for founders.

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Lovina McMurchy

Lovina McMurchy is a Partner at Movac, New Zealand’s largest venture capital company and Tech executive with 20 years of experience spanning both B2C and B2B businesses. Lovina’s sweet spot is in scaling businesses from <$50m to $500m- $1b in situations where new direction is needed to turn around a business or accelerate growth. Lovina is currently investing Movac’s new $250m fund which invests in New Zealand technology companies from seed to series C, focused on SAAS, enterprise software and deep tech companies.

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Vignesh Kumar

Vignesh Kumar is a Partner at Global From Day One (GD1) Fund, a venture capital firm investing in high-growth NZ technology companies (B2B enterprise software, internet, deep tech, health tech and software + hardware). He has 12+ years' experience in global tech design, manufacturing and operations strategy and before returning to New Zealand in 2018 worked for Apple Inc as a Lead Global Supply Manager. Vignesh is currently seeing a generation of under the radar tech startups that – with the right capital and market presence – could become global leaders worth billions of dollars, creating thousands of high value jobs and driving economic transformation.

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Simon Ansley

Simon Ansley is an Investment Director at NZTE and, along with his team, he has helped more than 200 New Zealand companies successfully raise capital in the last three years.

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