Who can invest with us?

AngelEquity is for wholesale investors who are defined by New Zealand’s FMCA 2013* under two common criteria – Eligible or Wealthy / Finance Professionals.

Eligible Investors

Are investors who have adequate investing experience and knowledge so they can weigh the risks and merits of an investment opportunity. They have invested in companies (on a share market and/or directly in unlisted companies) or more generally have bought or sold financial products.

If you qualify as Eligible Investor, you will need to provide an Eligible Investor Certificate which is certified by a New Zealand Authorised Financial Adviser, Chartered Accountant or Lawyer.

Wealthy / Finance Professionals

In New Zealand, ‘wealthy’ is defined as having $5M in net personal assets (including all entities you control) or having invested $1M or more in a financial product. Professionals working in the finance industry also qualify.

If you qualify as Wholesale Investor in this category, you will need to provide a Safe Harbour Certificate.

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Risk warning

The law normally requires people who offer financial products to give information to investors before they invest. This information is designed to help investors make an informed decision.  By submitting a Wholesale Investor Certificate, wholesale investors on AngelEquity acknowledge that the usual rules do not apply to offers of financial products on the website. Financial products include debt securities, equity securities and derivatives. As a result, investors may not receive a complete and balanced set of information and will have fewer legal protections for these investments.

It is the responsibility of the investor to understand these consequences.  Ask questions, read all documents carefully, and seek independent financial advice before committing.

*Access the FMCA 2013 – ‘Exclusion for Wholesale Investors