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Top 20 Media (entertainment) VC Funds in New Zealand

A list of 20 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 20 Media (entertainment) VC Funds in New Zealand

Investor Media (entertainment) New Zealand investments
Enterprise Angels 4
K1W1 3
Icehouse Ventures 3
Tuhua Fund 2
New Zealand Venture Investment Fund 2
Uniservices 1
Par Equity 1
Hillfarrance Venture Capital 1
Jelix Ventures 1
TransCosmos 1
HATCHER+ 1
Movac 1
TJK NZ LIMITED 1
Ice Angels 1
AfterWork Ventures 1
AngelHQ 1
Ableton 1
GD1 1
University of Auckland Inventors Fund 1
Scottish Enterprise 1
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Enterprise Angels VC Fund · Tauranga, Gisborne, New Zealand · 2 investments in the past 12 months
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, Science/Engineering, Health Care
  • Funding Round, Seed, Angel
  • New Zealand, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Zenno Astronautics — Zenno Astronautics hardware and software products ensure satellite missions are effectively managed, guaranteeing maximum economic returns and responsible use of space.
  • Cetogenix — Cetogenix is a clean technology business dedicated to creating long-term solutions to global climate change.
  • 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.
K1W1 VC Fund · Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand · 9 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, Science/Engineering, Hardware
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • New Zealand, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • SafeStack — SafeStack Academy is the New Zealand online cyber security, privacy and secure development training company.
  • Zincovery — Zincovery is a decarbonizing zinc recycling plant.
  • Excelent — Add Employee Experience Design capability to your organization with Excellent's learning and professional membership platform.
Icehouse Ventures VC Fund · Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand · 12 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, Science/Engineering, Data and Analytics
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • New Zealand, United States, United Kingdom
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.
  • Dawn Aerospace — Delivering hardware to space. Positioning satellites on orbit. Returning products to Earth.
  • Kara Technologies — Content accessibility using a signing avatar. Accessible solutions are at the core of all that we do here at Kara. One of our main goals is finding smarter ways of using technology that will help build a better future for everyone, in all areas of life.
Tuhua Fund VC Fund · Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Micro-Venture Fund investing in 25 Kiwi Startups
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, Hardware
  • 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.
  • Surgical Design Studios — The Insides Company is the leading provider of chyme reinfusion solutions for intestinal failure
  • Dawn Aerospace — Delivering hardware to space. Positioning satellites on orbit. Returning products to Earth.
New Zealand Venture Investment Fund VC Fund · Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • New Zealand, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Insite AI — Join Consumer Goods leaders who win in Category Management and Revenue Growth Management with the best Assortment & Trade Promotion Capabilities
  • Surgical Design Studios — The Insides Company is the leading provider of chyme reinfusion solutions for intestinal failure
  • 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.
Uniservices VC Fund
Auckland University's commercialisation arm
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Investment focus
  • Hardware, Consumer Goods, Music and Audio
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Par Equity VC Fund · Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of, United Kingdom · 14 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, Hardware, IT
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • United Kingdom, United States, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • Re:course — Recourse is the leading AI-powered learning and assessment provider for healthcare. The voice-interactive VR platform uses fully conversational patient avatars for virtual simulations, providing instant feedback on performance.
  • Gigged.AI — Gigged.AI is an innovative digital talent sourcing and onboarding platform.
  • Pufferfish — Pufferfish are world leaders in digital display technology, designing unique visualisation and engagement solutions for a global customer base, including, among others, AT&T, Audi, Babcock, The BBC, Honeywell, Kodak, IBM, Shell and UNEP. The story began with wowing audiences in the events industry. Since then, not only has the incrediblePufferTouch technology grown in scope but the product family has expanded to include the world’s first commercial interactive sphere, hemispherical displays, and a powerful proprietary software platform. Pufferfish have an unrivalled reputation for premium solution provision including application and content development services. Their customers sit across many diverse industries and span the globe, with solutions already having been sold into 40 countries.
Hillfarrance Venture Capital VC Fund
We believe that the greatest challenges facing our world will be solved by audacious Kiwi entrepreneurs, and we are here to help their bold vision to become a reality.With passion, humility and transparency, we exist to serve entrepreneurs with honest advice, an open door to our international network, and investment capital that is fair toFounders.We invest in diverse entrepreneurs who are building sustainable and defensive business models, that democratize new technology, extract unique value from proprietary data and create an unfair market advantage as a result.Hillfarrance is named after the British ancestral village of our Founder - Rob. His family’s door was always open to good people and when they entered, they were treated as family - sitting around the fire for a chat and a cuppa. We may have moved hemispheres, but the values remain the same. Welcome to our whānau.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Data and Analytics, AI
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Floating Rock Studio — Floating Rock Studio
  • Segna — Extract trends across your users. Build products that they love.
  • Mobli — At Mobli we provide everything you need to build a great customer experience and optimise your mobility services with no long term commitments.
Jelix Ventures VC Fund · Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · 11 investments in the past 12 months
Jelix Ventures invests in world class Australian and New Zealand tech startups with sector insiders. Jelix invest in visionary young technology companies to accelerate growth and focus on globally scalable businesses positioned to disrupt traditional markets with innovative technology, led by tenacious entrepreneurs. Jelix is led by startup sectorinsiders, both experienced investors and entrepreneurs.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, IT
  • 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.
  • SafeStack — SafeStack Academy is the New Zealand online cyber security, privacy and secure development training company.
  • Clipboard — Clipboard is a provider of software for managing extracurricular school activities. Clipboard is an Extracurricular Management System (EMS). An EMS is a purpose-built platform designed to help schools manage the administration of their extracurricular activities.
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, Media and Entertainment, 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.
HATCHER+ VC Fund · Singapore, Central Region, Singapore · 4 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, IT, Internet
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Convertible Note
  • United States, Italy, Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • Radbutter Health — Radbutter Health saves employers 60-80% on diagnostic imaging costs equating to 10% of total health benefits spending, using the largest database, price lists, and network of imaging centers on its AI-driven care navigation platform.
  • Quibble — Price Optimization and Revenue Management Software and Consulting For Vacation Rentals & Alternative Accommodations - We created Quibble to address the gap in the market between the simple rules-based software applications currently available and a truly science-based optimization. Quibble bundles our software with a full service offering togive our clients complete Pricing Ease of Mind. With many years of revenue management experience in the travel and hospitality industries, we know the pains and uncertainty revenue management brings. At Quibble, we aim to increase your revenue performance by engineering and implementing your custom pricing strategy while developing long-lasting partnerships.
  • AstraKode — Welcome to AstraKode world, here you can discover how easy it can be to create an enterprise blockchain solution with AstraKode Blockchain, our low-code development platform.
Movac VC Fund · Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Movac is New Zealand's most experienced technology investor and is deeply integrated into the Kiwi tech sector. We've been actively investing since 1998.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Commerce/Shopping, Hardware
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • New Zealand, United States, Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • Atomic — Atomic is design, prototyping, and collaboration software for teams. Atomic offers the fastest way to design beautiful interactions. Atomic handles animations and lets you make interactive designs. Atomic allow users to collaborate on their designs with their team in real time.
  • ZeroJet — ZeroJet is the first jet propulsion system to be designed specifically for an electric motor, delivering the perfect balance of performance and runtime.
  • Portainer — Portainer is a self-service container service delivery platform. It is the definitive container management GUI for Kubernetes, Docker and Swarm.
TJK NZ LIMITED VC Fund
TJK NZ LIMITED
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Video, Mobile
  • Series A
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Shuttlerock — Create attention-worthy video ads from any asset for every screen, at scale.
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, Hardware, Apps
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • New Zealand, United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • beany.biz — Online Accountants for Small Businesses. Online, fast, connected and clever, meet Beany accountants.
  • Cove — Cove is a New Zealand company bringing a touch of innovation and simplicity to the insurance industry.
  • Spoke Phone — Spoke Phone is a cloud-based business phone and communications platform that unlocks the power of your people and your business, driving 10x business outcomes.
AfterWork Ventures VC Fund · Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · 6 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, Financial, Commerce/Shopping
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Australia, United States, New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Aerotruth — Aerotruth is a B2B SaaS solution which automates the document on-boarding process for banks, financial institutions and fintechs
  • Lyka Pet Food — Lyka Pet Food: for puppers living their best life. We deliver fresh, homemade dog food straight from our Australian kitchen to your door.
  • klikit — Founded in 2021, klikit is a Singapore-based venture helping restaurants across Southeast Asia grow their business. With a first-of-its-kind enterprise technology stack, klikit helps restaurants become far more efficient in food delivery operations, while also connecting restaurants to role-model creators to launch virtual food brands for extrarevenue. This team of 30 led by ex-Gojek, Uber, Twitch, Nike and other alumni is backed by Global Founders Capital, Wavemaker Partners, Uber alumni syndicate Moving Capital, Gojek co-founder Kevin Aluwi, Nuseir Yassin of NasDaily, Radish Fiction Founder Seung-yoon Lee, and more.In its first seven months, klikit has serviced over US$2.8 million in food delivery orders across 150 brands in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore, as well as Taiwan and Australia.We’re hiring — join us as we help restaurants take back their power in food delivery! http://bit.ly/joinklikit
AngelHQ VC Fund · Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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
  • Cetogenix — Cetogenix is a clean technology business dedicated to creating long-term solutions to global climate change.
  • 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.
  • Hnry — Hnry automatically pays and files all taxes for contractors, freelancers, and sole traders, so they never have to think about tax again.
Ableton VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Ableton makes software and hardware for creating, producing, and performing music. Ableton's flagship product, Live, has introduced a new approach to making music with computers on stage and in the studio that has attracted several hundred thousand Live worldwide.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Mobile, Hardware
  • 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
GD1 VC Fund · Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand · 2 investments in the past 12 months
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, Manufacturing, Other
  • Series B, Seed, Series A
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • StretchSense — The StretchSense hand motion capture solution brings together accurate and comfortable gloves, and machine learning to detect and render perfect hand poses. - StretchSense
  • Zenno Astronautics — Zenno Astronautics hardware and software products ensure satellite missions are effectively managed, guaranteeing maximum economic returns and responsible use of space.
  • Auror — The platform for retailers focused on improving safety, productivity, and profitability. Auror is used by leading Loss Prevention teams in thousands of stores.
University of Auckland Inventors Fund VC Fund
University of Auckland Inventors Fund
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Biotechnology, Science/Engineering
  • Series A
  • New Zealand
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.
  • 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.
  • Upside Biotechnologies — Upside is developing the most advanced and best treatment for severe burns. The Upside product is a regenerative medicine solution to current shortcomings in the current treatment of severe burns patients. Upside will take a small sample of unburnt patient skin and grow it into differentiated, graftable skin in order to cover the patient’s ownburns. Product advantages are that Upside's engineered skin is produced faster than any competitive pipeline product, it is supplied in bigger sheets and has good handling characteristics. Upside has intellectual property covering the processes conferring these specific advantages.
Scottish Enterprise VC Fund · Glasgow, Glasgow City, United Kingdom · 40 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
  • Science/Engineering, Software, Health Care
  • Grant, Funding Round, Seed
  • United Kingdom, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Phlo — Phlo is a digital pharmacy delivering NHS & Private prescriptions when and where you need them. We work with both repeat and acute (one-off) prescriptions. We use cutting-edge technology and analytics to place patients at the heart of our business, providing patients with real-time, on-demand delivery of their acute and repeat prescriptions.
  • Dxcover — Dxcover are a world leader in liquid biopsy and artificial intelligence for early detection of cancers and other diseases to improve survival and quality of life.
  • Vector Photonics — Vector Photonics is a spin-out company from the University of Glasgow and is based in Glasgow, Scotland, one of the UK and world’s Optical and Photonics centres of excellence.
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