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Firstcut Ventures

First Cut Ventures exists to invest in and enable the success of high-potential, innovative and world changing kiwi youth and their startups. First Cut is managed by a team of university students, recent graduates and young entrepreneurs with support from Ice Angels. First Cut is New Zealand's only entity run by youth to invest in youth.


Since foundation in 2015, First Cut has raised their $500k fund and invested in eight ventures founded and led by entrepreneurs under the age of 30. Alongside our own fund, First Cut supports the investment process for Ice Angels and others by participating in due diligence, helping identify individuals to join boards post-investment, and introducing best practice from our portfolio and the portfolio of Ice Angels.