This session will provide an overview of the current angel investment and venture capital space and also look forward to what the future might hold. It will explore why angels need venture capital and vice versa as well as the latest trends for offshore investment.
This session is aimed at anyone in the tech sector with an interest in the startup and angel investor space. If you’re interested in what’s going on in the sector right now and what’s on the horizon, this panel discussion is for you.
You can drop into this event at any time.
Anand is passionate about developing relationships with his Private Business clients, understanding their business strategy and personal goals and providing practical and commercial solutions.
With broad international experience, Anand has worked with people of different cultures and businesses around the world. His clients include the range of high growth businesses to New Zealand’s leading private businesses of scale. Anand has an industry focus on tech businesses and loves working with people with the Kiwi entrepreneurial spirit looking to make it big on the international stage.
Anand likes to spend time outside of work with his wife and their three young children. Winter weekends start with children’s soccer and netball on Saturday mornings, and summer time is weekends away to the beach. He enjoys kayak fishing and plays the veteran role for the PwC Buckets basketball team.
Mike knows that succeeding on the international stage can be challenging. In leading PwC’s emerging business team, Mike is renowned for providing pragmatic and commercial advice across a range of issues to help drive international growth and success for clients.
Mike brings a strong commercial perspective to the broad range of issues faced by businesses operating internationally. His specialties lie in structuring a company’s commercial and tax presence offshore and also includes strategic business advice, international tax considerations and transfer pricing obligations. Mike’s governance experience also allows him to provide insight on how a board or an independent party can assist in navigating the complex world of international business.
Phil is the Founding Partner of Movac. He has been actively investing since 1998 and personally invested in all the Movac funds and led investment into over 20 companies.
The Movac story began in 1998 when Phil co-founded Abbott, McCaw, Richter & Associates ("AMR"), a systems integration and management consulting firm based in Wellington. AMR provided the financial and people platform for Phil and his co-founders to start investing in great Kiwi Tech. Leveraging this platform, Phil subsequently co-founded: eCentric Ventures - developers of on-line market-place solutions; eCargo - an on-line freight logistics business; PartsTrader - an on-line market place for car parts; and led the initial investment into Trade Me - New Zealand's leading online trading community.
With the successful exit of Trade Me to Fairfax in 2006, Phil and his original partners rebranded their business as Movac to exclusively focus on investing into and mentoring early stage, high growth potential technology businesses.
Outside of Movac, Phil remains an active angel investor and maintains a personal angel investment portfolio. He is a strong advocate for the development of the entrepreneurial and early stage investment eco-system in New Zealand and is the past Chair of the Angel Association of New Zealand; a founding investor in the Lightning Lab technology accelerator; and a founding investor in the Kiwi Landing Pad in San Francisco.
Robbie Paul is CEO of Icehouse Ventures, an investment group that includes Ice Angels, Tuhua Ventures, Eden Ventures, and the Flux Accelerator. The group has collectively invested >$100m into 165 startups since 2004. Icehouse Ventures was established as a new company by The Icehouse in 2019 with investment from Simplicity Kiwisaver, FNZC, and Sir Stephen Tindall.