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Top 15 Sustainability Startup Investors in New Zealand

A list of 15 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Sustainability startups based in New zealand. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Sustainability companies from New zealand. We update this investor list every month.

Top 15 Sustainability Startup Investors in New Zealand

Investor Sustainability New Zealand investments
Icehouse Ventures 4
K1W1 3
New Zealand Venture Investment Fund 2
Enterprise Angels 2
Finistere Ventures 2
Rabobank Food & Agri Innovation Fund 2
Outset Ventures 1
Pacific Channel 1
Lewis Holdings 1
Ngāi Tahu 1
Khosla Ventures 1
Radicle Growth 1
Sparkbox Ventures 1
Steven Adams 1
RIV Capital 1
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Icehouse Ventures VC Fund · Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand · 17 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
  • 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.
  • FileInvite — The simplest, most secure, document collection platform for professionals. Request files, forms, data and e-signatures all through a secure client portal.
K1W1 VC Fund · Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand · 12 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.
Enterprise Angels VC Fund · Tauranga, Gisborne, New Zealand · 3 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.
Finistere Ventures VC Fund · San Diego, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Finistere Ventures is an agricultural technology and life sciences venture capital investor. Founded in 2005, the company partners with other entrepreneurs and creative thinkers to build innovative companies that have the potential to transform modern agriculture, increase food security, improve nutrition, and enhance sustainability. Their appliedexperience as operators, and pioneering role in Ag Tech, is actively utilized to benefit its portfolio companies and Partners. Finistere has global access to the best new technologies from centers of Ag Tech excellence in the U.S., Australia, Israel, New Zealand, and Canada through its venture partner networks. Finistere’s locations in San Diego and Palo Alto, California keeps them connected to the centers of mainstream venture investment and the world’s leading innovation ecosystem.
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Investment focus
  • Science/Engineering, Agriculture/Farming, Health Care
  • Series B, Series C, Series A
  • United States, New Zealand, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Animol Discovery — Animol is building its own pipeline of break-through proprietary veterinary small molecules led by a team of animal health industry experts with vast experience in bringing drugs to market. With our unique and powerful technology platform we deliver innovative medicines that are specifically designed for the needs of veterinary patients.
  • Eggmented Reality — Eggmented Reality offers lab-grown protein ingredients prepared using fermentation technology. The company's first product will be a vegan version of ovalbumin, the main protein in egg whites. Founded by Dr. Itamar Yadid and Itay Bloch from the Migal Galilee Research Institute in 2022, Eggmented is based in Qiryat Shmona, Israel.
  • ProTag — Heat and lameness detection with pinpoint accuracy. Continuous tracking technology that improves heat detection accuracy, lameness detection and grazing. ProTag can track the location and grazing behaviour of each cow. Giving you the tools to manage the quality of your pasture more effectively
Rabobank Food & Agri Innovation Fund VC Fund · Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Rabobank emerged from several small agricultural cooperative banks, founded by Dutch farmers in the late nineteenth century. Food & Agriculture (F&A) is in our DNA, from which we built a unique position in the F&A sector as a key financier and international player, attributes which we leverage for the benefit of our stakeholders andportfolio companies. We recognise and understand the food security challenges lying ahead of us and how Innovation in F&A supply chains is key to the solution, which is why we are dedicated to committing capital to the space.
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Investment focus
  • Agriculture/Farming, Science/Engineering, Software
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, The Netherlands, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • 30MHz — The data platform for horticulture
  • BeeHero — BeeHero - Your precision pollination provider for almonds, berries, apples and more We raise and keep exceptional bees by combining generations of commercial beekeeping experience with cutting-edge technology. Get premium bees & pollinate your crops with precision.
  • Ecto — Ecto is a decision support platform for aquaculture. The software covers multiple environmental factors in all key phases of production affecting fish welfare and development, including hatchery, well-boat and truck transport, grow-out, and processing phases.
Outset Ventures VC Fund · Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
Outset Ventures provides investment, facilities, and support for technology on the forefront of new industries to thrive.
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Investment focus
  • Sustainability, Science/Engineering
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Vertus Energy — We innovate to make fossil natural gas extinct.
  • Aspiring Materials — Aspiring Materials. Civil Engineering and Geoengineering Research for the Future and Mars
Pacific Channel VC Fund · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Investing in great people solving hard problems to create a better future.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Hardware, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Orbica — Location, data and connectivity: Orbica unlocks the value of location data to create effective business solutions and products.
  • Cetogenix — Cetogenix is a clean technology business dedicated to creating long-term solutions to global climate change.
  • 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.
Lewis Holdings VC Fund
Lewis Holdings was added in 2013.
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Investment focus
  • Hardware, Software, Data and Analytics
  • Seed
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Ambit — Automate and scale customer service to reduce support costs and drive revenue with Ambit's conversational AI chatbot software.
  • Avertana — Avertana is a process technology company that has developed a proprietary platform to refine solid industrial waste streams into valuable mineral and chemical raw materials used to make everyday products. Products of Avertana's process are used in products such as paint, building materials, paper and fertilisers. The process is costcompetitive with existing approaches but offers a much lower environmental footprint than traditional methods. Avertana helps its customers to build more sustainable supply chains by making mineral and chemical ingredients for widely-used products from sources that support optimal environmental outcomes. Avertana’s waste to value process helps industry to reduce its environmental footprint competitively.
  • Unleashed Software — Supply, production, inventory and sales software with exceptional product and customer focus
Ngāi Tahu VC Fund · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Ngāi Tahu
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Investment focus
  • Sustainability, Agriculture/Farming
  • Series A
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Orbica — Location, data and connectivity: Orbica unlocks the value of location data to create effective business solutions and products.
  • Leaft Foods — Leaft Protein exists to reduce the environmental impact of food production & is made from the most plentiful protein on the planet, Rubisco.
Khosla Ventures VC Fund · Menlo Park, California, United States · 72 investments in the past 12 months
Khosla Ventures is a venture capital firm started in 2004 by Vinod Khosla, Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems. The firm provides venture assistance and strategic advice to entrepreneurs working on breakthrough technologies.With over $15b assets under management, the firm focuses on a range of areas including consumer, enterprise, education,advertising, financial services, semiconductors, health, big data, agriculture, food, sustainable energy, and robotics. Khosla Ventures is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Science/Engineering, Health Care
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • SURGE Therapeutics — SURGE Therapeutics seeks to dramatically improve cancer patient survival by disrupting cancer immunotherapy is deployed.
  • Relay — Relay helps to streamline team’s workflows and automate mundane tasks.
  • Ochre Bio — Ochre Bio is developing therapies for the biggest liver health challenges.
Radicle Growth VC Fund · San Diego, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Radicle Growth is a San Diego, California based accelerator and venture capital firm focused early-stage ag and food tech startups.
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Investment focus
  • Agriculture/Farming, Science/Engineering, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Grant
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Leaf Agriculture — Leaf is a data network that connects apps and services to farm data from equipment, sensor, and software platforms.Leaf’s API allows developers to easily validate grower consent, access high-quality agriculture data, and scale their products. With Leaf, developers are building a food system that makes it healthier, increases farmers’ profits,benefits the environment, and is accessible to everyone.
  • Full Harvest — Waste less, profit more. Source imperfect and surplus fruits and vegetables up to 10-30% off.
  • Burro — Burro is a developer of an autonomous farming platform for use on farms and in other tough outdoor environments. It follows people and can autonomously run cargo around, relieving people of strenuous tasks which add little value, so that they can focus on more valuable work.
Sparkbox Ventures
Sparkbox Ventures was founded in 2001 and is New Zealand's most active seed stage investor
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Software, Sales/Marketing
  • Angel
Steven Adams Angel
Steven Adams
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Investment focus
  • Sustainability, Agriculture/Farming
  • Series A
  • New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Leaft Foods — Leaft Protein exists to reduce the environmental impact of food production & is made from the most plentiful protein on the planet, Rubisco.
RIV Capital VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
RIV Capital building a leading cannabis CPG platform focused on discovering, acquiring, and accelerating brands that align with our premium vision.
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Investment focus
  • Food/Beverage, Gaming, Health Care
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Canada, United States, Italy
Portfolio highlights
  • Headset — Retail & market insights for cannabis retailers, product manufacturers, CPGs, processors, growers & all ancillary services.
  • Dynaleo — At Dynaleo, we produce the highest quality cannabis-infused Edible Gummies. Learn more about our innovative CBD and THC gummies on our website.
  • TerrAscend — A Leading Vertically-Integrated North American OperatorTerrAscend is a leading North American cannabis operator with vertically integrated operations in
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