18 episodes

Investment Fix is a podcast series from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) exploring different investment types, from angel investment to venture capital, private equity to online funding platforms, debt funding to IPOs on the NZX. This podcast is for New Zealand companies that are in growth mode and need to understand their investment options.

In season two of NZTE’s Investment Fix podcast, New Zealand companies talk about their growth journey and how they secured funding to fuel that growth.

Each episode features two companies sharing their experiences of raising capital and focuses on one of six different types of investment funding: angel investment, online funding platforms, private equity, domestic venture capital, international venture capital, and IPOs on the stock exchange.

Companies featured in season two of the Investment Fix include Xero, Serko, Zeffer, Rua Bioscience, Yabble, Parkable, Laybuy, Calocurb, Beany and chnnl.

The founders and CEOs of these companies are honest about the highs and lows of seeking investment and share valuable insights into how they determined which type of capital was right for them, putting a valuation on their company, what it took to win over investors, and what they would do differently next time.

Investment Fix is hosted by Dylan Lawrence, GM of New Zealand Trade & Enterprise’s Investment Team.

Season one of Investment Fix looked at the capital-raising process through the eyes of the investors; with angels, VCs, PEs, online funding platforms, banks and the NZX sharing their advice on what it takes to secure investment.

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Investment Fix is a podcast series from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) exploring different investment types, from angel investment to venture capital, private equity to online funding platforms, debt funding to IPOs on the NZX. This podcast is for New Zealand companies that are in growth mode and need to understand their investment options.

In season two of NZTE’s Investment Fix podcast, New Zealand companies talk about their growth journey and how they secured funding to fuel that growth.

Each episode features two companies sharing their experiences of raising capital and focuses on one of six different types of investment funding: angel investment, online funding platforms, private equity, domestic venture capital, international venture capital, and IPOs on the stock exchange.

Companies featured in season two of the Investment Fix include Xero, Serko, Zeffer, Rua Bioscience, Yabble, Parkable, Laybuy, Calocurb, Beany and chnnl.

The founders and CEOs of these companies are honest about the highs and lows of seeking investment and share valuable insights into how they determined which type of capital was right for them, putting a valuation on their company, what it took to win over investors, and what they would do differently next time.

Investment Fix is hosted by Dylan Lawrence, GM of New Zealand Trade & Enterprise’s Investment Team.

Season one of Investment Fix looked at the capital-raising process through the eyes of the investors; with angels, VCs, PEs, online funding platforms, banks and the NZX sharing their advice on what it takes to secure investment.

    Episode 1: Venture Capital with Mint Innovation and Movac

    Episode 1: Venture Capital with Mint Innovation and Movac

    On this episode of NZTE's Investment Fix podcast, we get the lowdown on venture capital with Will Barker, CEO and founder of cleantech company Mint Innovation and David Beard, partner at NZ venture capital firm Movac. VC investors can bring substantial funds, specialised skills and growth expertise, but they'll take a stake in your company in return. Will and David give us an insight into the crucial investor/investee relationship, the challenges of growing a deep tech company versus a SaaS one, and the different approaches you should take for each funding round.

    • 31 min
    Episode 2: Angel Investment with Narrative Muse and Suse Reynolds

    Episode 2: Angel Investment with Narrative Muse and Suse Reynolds

    Because they're bringing their own money to the table, angels will have a vested interest in the success of your business – but they're also likely to get more involved. In this episode of NZTE's Investment Fix podcast, we're talking angel investment with Narrative Muse CEO and founder Brough Johnson and Angel Association New Zealand executive chair Suse Reynolds. They tell us about the importance of partnership between founder and angel, and how your investors can be your biggest cheerleaders when times get tough.

    • 39 min
    Episode 3: Private Equity with Natural Pet Food Group and Pioneer Capital

    Episode 3: Private Equity with Natural Pet Food Group and Pioneer Capital

    In this episode of NZTE's Investment Fix podcast it's the 'Insider's Guide' to private equity with Neil Hinton, CEO of Natural Pet Food Group, and Craig Styris, partner at Pioneer Capital. Private equity firms have much larger pools of funding on offer, so they're often looking for a majority stake in a company – going on to provide support right through to an eventual exit. Neil and Craig share their journey from investment to successful sale, offering tips and advice for international growth along the way.

    • 33 min
    Episode 4: International VC with SafeStack and Jelix

    Episode 4: International VC with SafeStack and Jelix

    Aside from access to million-dollar investment funds, international venture capital can bring invaluable global connections and experience. In this episode of NZTE's Investment Fix podcast, we hear from SafeStack CEO and founder Laura Bell and Andrea Gardiner, CEO and founder of Australian venture capital firm Jelix Ventures. They talk about the path to securing overseas investment, the importance of 'fit', and how having the right international partner on your side can help drive your global ambitions.

    • 37 min
    Māori Investment Strategy with Rachel Taulelei and Jamie Tuuta

    Māori Investment Strategy with Rachel Taulelei and Jamie Tuuta

    Aotearoa is seeing a groundswell of Māori investment activity, spanning far-reaching business activities and a diverse asset base. In this episode of NZTE's Investment Fix podcast we talk to Rachel Taulelei, Chair of Moana NZ, Sky Stadium, director, and co-founder of business and brand strategy agency Oho, cultural design agency, former CEO of world-leading Māori-family-owned food and beverage business, Kono; and founder of sustainable seafood company, Yellow Brick Road. We're also with Jamie Tuuta, respected Iwi leader, investor, director, and chairperson of Tourism NZ, Māori Television, and Venture Taranaki. Jamie and Rachel lift the lid on what Māori investment is all about, what Māori are looking for in an investment opportunity, and the best way to access this type of funding.

    • 32 min
    Bonus Episode - Randy Komisar

    Bonus Episode - Randy Komisar

    Releasing: Tuesday 7 June 2022
    In this very special bonus episode of NZTE's Investment Fix podcast, we talk to Silicon Valley legend, Randy Komisar. Randy is an investor at American venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, a founding director of TiVo and co-founder of Claris Corporation. His impressive 40+ year career has seen him act as CEO of LucasArts Entertainment and Crystal Dynamics, 'virtual CEO' for companies such as Global Giving and WebTV, and senior legal counsel for Apple and LucasArts.
    Randy is also very involved in New Zealand's investment economy. He's an advisor to NZGCP, and works closely with Kiwi investors, entrepreneurs and policy makers with the aim of building an innovation hub here in Aotearoa. He joins us to share his vast experience and knowledge, his insights into the opportunities for New Zealand on a global stage, and what lessons we might learn from Silicon Valley.

    • 47 min

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