Icehouse Ventures is an investment group that backs New Zealand's leading high growth companies. The group includes the Ice Angels and ArcAngels investor networks, Tuhua Ventures, Eden Ventures, First Cut Ventures, a number of passive funds and the Flux Accelerator.
We have collectively invested >$110m into 170 startups since 2001 as part of The Icehouse. Icehouse Ventures was established in 2019 with investment from Simplicity Kiwisaver, Jarden, Sir Stephen Tindall's K1W1, and The Icehouse.
The Ice Angels is the largest and most active angel investment network in Australasia. Members of Ice Angels collaborate to attract, invest in, and add value to exceptional teams taking on global opportunities. Notable investments include Adherium (ASX: ADR), Greenbutton (acquired by Microsoft), iMeasureU (acquired by LSE: OMG) PowerbyProxi (Acquired by Apple), Genoapay (acquired by Latitude FS), SwipedOn (acquired by LON: SMRT), Engender (acquired by CRV), Avertana, Halter, 8i, Flirtey, Parrot Analytics, Ask Nicely, and Crimson Education.
Tuhua invests in New Zealand’s leading start-ups. Investments include Avertana, Nyriad, 90 Seconds, Sunfed, Qotient, Spoke, IMeasureU (acquired by LSE: OMG), TNX, Tradify, Halter, Latipay, Parrot Analytics, Upside Bio, Mint, Spalk, Jude, Cirrus, Uproar, Genoapay (acquired by Latitude FS), Melodics, Sharesies, Rocos, Lanaco, Joyous, Freight Fish, Circular Plastics, Dawn Aerospace, and Jasper.
Tuhua is the Maori word for volcanic glass. It was a prized tool used for hunting in New Zealand and has a rich history with the earliest known blades dating back to 700,000 BC. Well-crafted obsidian blades can have a cutting edge many times sharper than high-quality steel surgical scalpels. Our fund is all about giving entrepreneurs the tools for the hunt.
Eden Ventures is an active early-stage venture fund that is powered by New Zealand-based Chinese business leaders. Eden Ventures' aim is to empower New Zealand high-growth start-ups by tapping into Chinese venture expertise to help them accelerate their business on a global scale.
Current investments include Squirrel Money, Nectar, Rocos, Dawn Aerospace, and Jettzy.
Flux invests capital, time and immense resource into 8 startups per year. Our founders benefit from tapping into the support from our experienced team, mentors and partners who are aligned to help each company win. Flux invests year round, apply anytime. Investments include Genoapay (acquired by Latitude), Rocos, Narrative, Jasper, Social Club, First AML and more.
First Cut Ventures is run by a small team of high-performing youth who develop, engage with, and invest in entrepreneurs under the age of 30.
Investments include Spalk, Halter, Sharesies, Uproar,Ethique, Social Club, JRNY, Freight Fish, Dawn Aerospace, Narrative and Limpidity.
ArcAngels was established in 2013 to invest in and empower female-founders of New Zealand startups. As a member-based organisation we inspire investors, both women and men to invest in female-led businesses and aim to attract new investors to expand the pool of capital available to female founders.
The Icehouse was founded in 2001 to enable ambitious owner-managers and entrepreneurs to create a high-performing NZ economy where ideas and businesses can thrive. Icehouse Ventures operated within The Icehouse from 2001 before being established as a standalone entity in 2019. The Icehouse is owned by The International Centre for Entrepreneurship Foundation, a charitable trust, and backed by the New Zealand government and an extensive group of partners.
Simplicity is the online, nonprofit KiwiSaver plan that only charges members what it costs, nothing more. Launched in 2016, Simplicity has grown >27k members >$900m in FUM.
K1W1 is the investment entity of Sir Stephen Tindall and among the most active investors in New Zealand startups. K1W1 were early investors in Lanzatech, Rocket Lab, and many others.
Jarden is a leading full service, wholly locally owned share broking and investment banking firm. Jarden has been active under various names for more than 50 years.