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New Zealand Venture Investment Fund


The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF) aims to accelerate the development of New Zealand’s early-stage capital markets.

It will co-invest with private investors and develop other markets. It consists of two funds.

  1. The $160 million private sector venture capital fund.  In August 2010, the fund had invested in 50 innovative businesses and the government announced a $40 million capital underwrite for VIF.
  2. The $40 million Seed Co-investment Fund invests alongside angel investors in very early stage businesses with strong potential for high growth.  As at August 2011, it had invested in 61 businesses.


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Venture Investment Fund

David Carter's speech at the opening of venture capital fund, MOVAC, in July 2011

Speech by Minister Gerry Brownlee in August 2010 to announce an underwriting boost to the New Zealand VIF

Wayne Mapp's speech in March 2010 to the Angel Association 

Address by Gerry Brownlee in August 2009 on venture capital in New Zealand


Last updated 15 May 2012