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Top 30 Media (entertainment) Startup Investors in New Zealand

A list of 30 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Media (entertainment) startups based in New zealand. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Media (entertainment) companies from New zealand. We update this investor list every month.

Top 30 Media (entertainment) Startup Investors in New Zealand

Investor Media (entertainment) New Zealand investments
Enterprise Angels 4
Icehouse Ventures 3
K1W1 3
GD1 3
Hillfarrance Venture Capital 3
Jonathan Hendriksen 2
Maurice Eng 2
Tuhua Fund 2
Shane And Vanessa JOHNSTON 2
New Zealand Venture Investment Fund 2
Alex Rigopulos 2
Karl von Randow 1
Ice Angels 1
TJK NZ LIMITED 1
Jelix Ventures 1
Paul Reeve 1
Rich Chetwynd 1
Uniservices 1
Paul Bingham 1
Scottish Enterprise 1
FatPipe 1
HATCHER+ 1
AfterWork Ventures 1
Yoshihiro Kawamura 1
New Zealand Growth Capital Partners 1
AngelHQ 1
University of Auckland Inventors Fund 1
Rowan Simpson 1
TransCosmos 1
Par Equity 1
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Enterprise Angels VC Fund · Tauranga, Gisborne, New Zealand
Connecting startup business owners with angel investors to raise capital . Access a network of expertise and investment opportunities.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Funding Round, Seed, Angel
  • New Zealand, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Cropsy Technologies — Cropsy's mission is to deliver disruptive, scalable technology to every fruit grower to unlock the full potential of their land with insights that were impossible before. Our proprietary AI-enabled hardware allows growers to monitor every plant, understand the whole crop, and track how it changes over time. These insights help growers optimiseall their decision making. The system is a simple tractor add-on, so growers do all their daily operations while Cropsy looks out for problems. Cropsy is poised to set the new gold standard for growing, with recommendations, forecasts, and providing certainty to every grower, every season.
  • Cetogenix — Cetogenix is a clean technology business dedicated to creating long-term solutions to global climate change.
  • Zenno Astronautics — At Zenno Astronautics, our hardware and software products ensure satellite missions are effectively managed, guaranteeing maximum economic returns and responsible use of space.
Icehouse Ventures VC Fund · Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand · 10 investments in the past 12 months
Icehouse Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm. We exist to back the world's bravest Kiwi founders, launching global companies from New Zealand.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • New Zealand, United States, Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • Caruso — We're helping fund managers break free from expensive, clunky, legacy systems and empowering them with modern tools to help them grow and thrive. With Caruso, you can manage all your fund operations effortlessly in one place - onboard investors, complete AML / KYC, raise capital, issue distributions, complete secondary sales, andeverything in between.
  • Ideally — Remarkably affordable, fast, robust and accessible research to inform and develop your ideas, concepts and products. Join us on our mission to make consumer testing a place ideas go to grow.
  • Scentian Bio — Scentian Bio operates as a platform that provides ultimate sensing solution.
K1W1 VC Fund · Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand · 4 investments in the past 12 months
K1W1 provides startups and businesses in New Zealand with early and later-stage venture investments.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Biotechnology, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • New Zealand, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Akahu — Akahu provides open banking and open finance infrastructure. We make it simple for people to connect their financial accounts to trusted third parties.
  • Daisy Lab — Daisy Lab pioneers precision fermentation technology in New Zealand
  • Mint Innovation — Founded in 2016, members of the Mint Innovation team have a strong background in chemistry, biotechnology, and leveraging IP in the industrial sector. They are scaling their technology in their Auckland plant and labs to demonstrate the commercial application of their biometallurgy processes for metal recovery.
GD1 VC Fund · Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
GD1 is a Venture Capital firm that invests with high conviction in exciting technology companies originating from New Zealand. Our team is passionate about creating and growing global businesses, and our goal is to transform NZ made into the next generation of globally disruptive tech solutions.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • New Zealand, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Caruso — We're helping fund managers break free from expensive, clunky, legacy systems and empowering them with modern tools to help them grow and thrive. With Caruso, you can manage all your fund operations effortlessly in one place - onboard investors, complete AML / KYC, raise capital, issue distributions, complete secondary sales, andeverything in between.
  • StretchSense — The StretchSense hand motion capture solution brings together accurate and comfortable gloves, and machine learning to detect and render perfect hand poses. - StretchSense
  • Dawn Aerospace — Delivering hardware to space. Positioning satellites on orbit. Returning products to Earth.
Hillfarrance Venture Capital VC Fund · 2 investments in the past 12 months
We exist to serve great entrepreneurs with honest advice and education, investment capital that is fair, and an open door to our international network and connections.
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Investment focus
  • Animation, Information Technology, Software
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Segna — Extract trends across your users. Build products that they love.
  • Space Rock Games — Space Rock Games is the developer behind Criminals Within - a cooperative-only action game set in a medieval fantasy kingdom. Sign up to receive exclusive development updates!
  • Floating Rock Studio — Floating Rock Studio
Jonathan Hendriksen Angel · Tasman, Nelson, New Zealand
Jonathan Hendriksen - Founder | CEO @ Shuttlerock
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Video, Facebook
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Shuttlerock — Create attention-worthy video ads from any asset for every screen, at scale.
Maurice Eng Angel
Maurice Eng
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Video, Facebook
  • Seed, Series A
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Shuttlerock — Create attention-worthy video ads from any asset for every screen, at scale.
Tuhua Fund VC Fund · Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Micro-Venture Fund investing in 25 Kiwi Startups
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, B2B
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • New Zealand, Singapore, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Datch — Built on top of a powerful connected platform, the Datch Voice Assistant allows you to use the most natural form of communication - your voice - to converse with your site, allowing you to connect and interact with your existing in-house systems through simple integrations.
  • Dawn Aerospace — Delivering hardware to space. Positioning satellites on orbit. Returning products to Earth.
  • Surgical Design Studios — The Insides Company is the leading provider of chyme reinfusion solutions for intestinal failure
Shane And Vanessa JOHNSTON Angel · Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Shane And Vanessa JOHNSTON
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Video, Facebook
  • Seed, Series A
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Shuttlerock — Create attention-worthy video ads from any asset for every screen, at scale.
New Zealand Venture Investment Fund VC Fund · Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Your guide to finding and using government services.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Biotechnology, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • New Zealand, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Insite AI — We create predictability for consumer brands in the unpredictable world of retail. Game-changing technology that attacks consumer brands' hardest problems.
  • Invert Robotics — Invert Robotics develops robotic NDT inspection technologies for the maintenance of industrial equipment in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and oil and gas industries. Invert Robotics highly skilled team of engineers have developed a world leading modular inspection platform suitable for use across a range of industries and applications.
  • Surgical Design Studios — The Insides Company is the leading provider of chyme reinfusion solutions for intestinal failure
Alex Rigopulos Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Alex Rigopulos Co-Founded Harmonix in 1995 with the mission of inventing new ways for non-musicians to experience the joy of making music. He was CEO until 2014. Now, as CCO, Alex is responsible for ensuring the creative excellence of all Harmonix products. Prior to co-founding Harmonix, Alex studied computer music at the MIT Media Laboratory andmusic composition at MIT.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Mobile Apps, Communities
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Syng — Syng is an audio company transforming the human relationship with sound. Shop Cell Alpha, the world's first Triphonic speaker.
  • GameClub — GameClub offers a large and growing catalog of the best games on mobile. Games can be played offline, with new games being released every week.
  • Hearo.Live - Multiplayer TV — Laugh, talk, and cheer with friends while watching YouTube, Netflix, ESPN, and more in full-screen HD, like you're on a big cozy couch together. #MultiplayerTV #TheFutureOfTogether
Karl von Randow Angel · Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Karl von Randow - Co-Founder @ Letterboxd
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Investment focus
  • Music, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices
  • Seed
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Melodics — Melodics is an app that adapts to your abilities and musical tastes to help you get better at playing keyboards, pad controllers, and drums
Ice Angels VC Fund · Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
iceangels.co.nz - New Zealand most active Angel Network. A network for New Zealand's leading entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and professional investors.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile Apps, Internet
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • New Zealand, United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Cove — Cove is a New Zealand company bringing a touch of innovation and simplicity to the insurance industry.
  • beany.biz — Online Accountants for Small Businesses. Online, fast, connected and clever, meet Beany accountants.
  • Spoke Phone — Smart business calls and messaging that radically improve employee productivity, customer experiences, and business outcomes during live customer conversations.
TJK NZ LIMITED VC Fund
TJK NZ LIMITED
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Video, Facebook
  • Series A
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Shuttlerock — Create attention-worthy video ads from any asset for every screen, at scale.
Jelix Ventures VC Fund · Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Jelix is an early-stage venture capital firm backing daring founders in Australia and New Zealand. We invest from pre-seed to Series A, and partner with ambitious and daring founders building a better future.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Australia, New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Syenta — Syenta is transforming the electronics manufacturing sector. Our patented fabrication method enables the 3D printing of multi-material electronics with fewer steps and less waste.
  • Earlywork — The fastest, fairest pathway to begin a career in tech. Earlywork Academy is APAC's first tech sales bootcamp where you only pay if you land a job.
  • Quantum Brilliance — Quantum Brilliance builds room temperature quantum computers powered by synthetic diamond, enabling applications in everyday computing, including edge and massively parrellelized computing.
Paul Reeve Angel · London, England, United Kingdom
Paul Reeve
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Video, Facebook
  • Series A
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Shuttlerock — Create attention-worthy video ads from any asset for every screen, at scale.
Rich Chetwynd Angel
Founder/CEO of ThisData, a login intelligence and contextual authentication platform. Founder/CEO of Litmos.com, a leading SaaS Learning Management System that was acquired by CallidusCloud (NASDAQ: CALD) in 2011.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Music, Mobile Apps
  • Seed, Angel
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Melodics — Melodics is an app that adapts to your abilities and musical tastes to help you get better at playing keyboards, pad controllers, and drums
  • ThisData — ThisData provides supercharged login security for your app by automatically sending a “Was this you?” notification to your users when unusual login activity is detected. Your ops team gets real-time notifications of unusual logins and can integrate with webhooks to build custom security workflows.
Uniservices VC Fund
Auckland University's commercialisation arm
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Investment focus
  • Medical Device, SaaS, Audio
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Alimetry — Alimetry is a health technology startup based in Auckland, New Zealand, developing breakthrough solutions for diagnosing disorders of gastrointestinal (GI) function.
  • Avasa — Avasa is a medical device company. It helps to improve surgical procedures by developing novel implantable devices.
  • Formus Labs — Formus Labs develops software technologies for orthopedic planning and analysis. Our mission is to improve outcomes and efficiencies through seamless and highly scalable integration of AI and computational modelling in the orthopedic clinical workflow. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Formus Labs draws on over 10 years of research andcommercialisation experience, with operations in New Zealand, Australia, and soon in the USA.
Paul Bingham Angel
Paul Bingham - Chairman @ Shuttlerock
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Video, Facebook
  • Series A
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Shuttlerock — Create attention-worthy video ads from any asset for every screen, at scale.
Scottish Enterprise VC Fund · Glasgow, Glasgow City, United Kingdom · 12 investments in the past 12 months
Scotland's business advice, support and funding agency. Explore our products and services to find the right support for your business and apply online today.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Software, Health Care
  • Grant, Funding Round, Seed
  • United Kingdom, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Cyacomb — Cyacomb has created a ground-breaking digital forensic tool helping law enforcement, cloud companies and social media to fight against harmful online content.
  • Sellmyartworks — SellmyArtworks is to buy and sell pre-loved artwork in a simple, fast, and affordable way like no other pre-owned art seller.
  • Glox Therapeutics — Developing novel precision antibiotics based on protein bacteriocins, to target Gram-negative Antimicrobial Resistant (AMR) pathogens.
FatPipe VC Fund · Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
FatPipe Networks provides the highest levels of WAN Optimization, SD-WAN, Load Balancer, WAN Load Balancing, Hybrid Network, Dual WAN Load Balancing
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Broadcasting
  • Series A
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Tranz-Send — Tranz-Send provides complete Internet broadcast technologies and services--providing home and business users.
HATCHER+ VC Fund · Singapore, Central Region, Singapore · 12 investments in the past 12 months
Hatcher+ is a data-driven venture capital firm that uses AI and machine learning-based technologies to identify early-stage opportunities in partnership with leading accelerators and investors, worldwide.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Information Technology
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Convertible Note
  • United States, Italy, Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • Jenesys AI — Jack is an AI financial co-pilot that employees use inside Slack or Teams to make purchase and approval requests for spending or managing company money. Jack issues one-time use payment card details for supplier purchases, automates reconciliation and reduces invoice fraud by enforcing budgets, regulations, and internal policies at the point ofspend. Jack ensures compliance by acting as an internal auditor on every purchase transaction. Additionally, Jack helps finance leaders manage cash flow and cuts the time to report numbers by 63% each month.
  • Rhazes AI — Join us in making medicine painless, human-centric and error-free.
  • Particula — At Particula, we're at the forefront of the digital asset ecosystem. We've launched the first rating and data platform for tokenized real-world assets, focusing on alternative investments.
AfterWork Ventures VC Fund · Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · 5 investments in the past 12 months
We are a community-powered VC fund making pre-seed / seed stage investments in Australian and New Zealand startups. Our community is rallied around a shared goal: to invest in the next generation of Australia and New Zealand startups at the very earliest stage, and then support them on their long a
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, FinTech
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Australia, United States, New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Avarni — Smart carbon emissions management tool designed for complex supply chains. Turn your raw data into meaningful emissions insights and bolster your carbon strategy.
  • tikpay — tikpay is building a modern ticketing and payment solution for transport operators & authorities. We grow revenues, lower costs, enable operator collaboration and delight travellers by reducing friction in transport payments. Our mission is to enable travellers to pay for transport however, whenever, wherever ... easily.
  • SearchEye — Get tech-driven SEO at scale, speed and a fraction of the cost compared to traditional agencies. Acquire PR Mentions, Digital PR and Content.
Yoshihiro Kawamura Angel · Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Yoshihiro Kawamura - Director @ TJK NZ LIMITED
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Video, Facebook
  • Series A
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Shuttlerock — Create attention-worthy video ads from any asset for every screen, at scale.
New Zealand Growth Capital Partners VC Fund · 3 investments in the past 12 months
The New Zealand Growth Capital Partners (formerly New Zealand Venture Investment Fund) was established to support early-stage technology companies and to stimulate private investment into this space.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • New Zealand, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Aquafortus — Aquafortus specializes in providing enviornmental services and commercializes proprietary zero liquid discharge technology.
  • Avasa — Avasa is a medical device company. It helps to improve surgical procedures by developing novel implantable devices.
  • Kitea Health — Kitea Health creates pressure monitoring implantable medical devices.
AngelHQ VC Fund · Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Angel HQ is Wellington region's angel investment network - follow us for angel investing info, and a way to connect to local, national and international angels.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Data and Analytics
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • New Zealand, United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Hnry — Hnry automatically pays and files all taxes for contractors, freelancers, and sole traders, so they never have to think about tax again.
  • Cropsy Technologies — Cropsy's mission is to deliver disruptive, scalable technology to every fruit grower to unlock the full potential of their land with insights that were impossible before. Our proprietary AI-enabled hardware allows growers to monitor every plant, understand the whole crop, and track how it changes over time. These insights help growers optimiseall their decision making. The system is a simple tractor add-on, so growers do all their daily operations while Cropsy looks out for problems. Cropsy is poised to set the new gold standard for growing, with recommendations, forecasts, and providing certainty to every grower, every season.
  • Cetogenix — Cetogenix is a clean technology business dedicated to creating long-term solutions to global climate change.
University of Auckland Inventors Fund VC Fund
University of Auckland Inventors Fund
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Therapeutics, Audio
  • Series A, Series B, Convertible Note
  • New Zealand, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Soul Machines — Revolutionize your customer experience & embody your brand with Digital People. See how we are creating the future of CX with autonomous animation.
  • Rain Therapeutics — Rain Therapeutics researches, develops and translates innovative targeted cancer therapies to patients
  • Dotterel Technologies — Dotterel develops noise reduction and audio recording technology for UAVs. Our Aerial Audio Microphone is a payload for UAVs and is a unique world first capability. Throughout the development we have worked closely with customers to deliver for high value use cases in Emergency Services, Defence and TV/Film. Hearing audio from your UAV provides an important addition to the video. Now you can have live conversations one-to-one and one-to-many with people remotely via the UAV when there is no other communication methods available. We look forward to working with our customers and partners to deliver a new range of UAV solutions.
Rowan Simpson Angel
Rowan Simpson - Chairman & Trustee @ Hoku Group
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Music, Parking
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • New Zealand, Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • Melodics — Melodics is an app that adapts to your abilities and musical tastes to help you get better at playing keyboards, pad controllers, and drums
  • Parkable — Parkable is award winning software for managing employee and tenant parking, finding short-term or monthly public parking and sharing space to earn money.
  • ThisData — ThisData provides supercharged login security for your app by automatically sending a “Was this you?” notification to your users when unusual login activity is detected. Your ops team gets real-time notifications of unusual logins and can integrate with webhooks to build custom security workflows.
TransCosmos VC Fund · Mountain View, California, United States
Transcosmos Investments & Business Development, Inc., is a strategic corporate investor and an active local business partner for Internet-based U.S. technology companies expanding into the Japanese and Asian marketplace.It is offering capitalization of joint ventures, infrastructure development, strategic relationships, and localization tocompanies in the U.S. technology sector. Transcosmos Investments' portfolios, which focus on companies specializing in digital marketing, e-commerce and digital media, include such brand names as Ask.com, DoubleClick Inc., RealNetworks Inc., NetRatings Inc., Atom/Shockwave Entertainment, Inc., Become, Inc., Pheedo, Inc. and Brightcove, Inc.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, E-Commerce, Software
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • United States, Singapore, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Erasco — Erasco is Indonesia’s largest B2B trucking platform. Kargo’s product suites can seamlessly integrate with any business and empower supply chains to work with more transparency & efficiency. Kargo’s workflow tools allow freight to be priced, tracked and billed with technology. Kargo’s platform has highly managed and vetted transporters alongwith reputation systems to instill trust. The platform has managed to grow to tens of thousands of truckers and attracted notable clients such as some of the world's largest MNCs, the largest eCommerce platforms, and thousands of SME businesses
  • Anchanto — Anchanto is a global B2B SaaS company enabling warehouse management, omni-channel retail management; offers inventory management system, order management system and product information management
  • Reply.ai — Scale your customer service and deliver great customer experiences using AI chatbots and intelligent self-service that goes beyond static long FAQ answers. Improve self-service on chat, email and messaging.
Par Equity VC Fund · Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of, United Kingdom · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Founded in 2008, Par Equity is a venture capital firm that backs the most innovative, high growth technology companies in the North of the UK. Based in Edinburgh, Par invests across Northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Computer
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • United Kingdom, United States, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • Cyacomb — Cyacomb has created a ground-breaking digital forensic tool helping law enforcement, cloud companies and social media to fight against harmful online content.
  • Partful — Make sure customers get the right parts first time, every time with digital 3D parts catalogue software and digital work instructions.
  • Artus — Artus is a revolutionary heating and air conditioning product. Applications include residential, commercial and high-precision environments.
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