What investors should know about AngelEquity

Why invest with AngelEquity?








  • Experienced business angels have screened and assessed all deals, which increases your chance of high returns.
  • Due diligence is undertaken by a team of business angels who have an interest or expertise in the industry sector and an understanding of the market and opportunity.
  • The company’s valuation is validated. It is negotiated based on the expert insights of angels. They apply their knowledge regarding the likely growth path of the company.
  • Investor protection terms are negotiated. These may include pre-emption rights, voting rights, tag-along and drag-along rights.
  • In most deals there will be an investor director who will represent your rights on the board and provide on-going support to investee companies.
  • Angels are investing and in many instances, the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund is co-investing through SCIF (Seed Co-Investment Fund). Wholesale investors can invest on the same terms.
  • Wholesale investor can invest on the same terms.
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How the AngelEquity platform works

AngelEquity enables registered, wholesale investors to access and benefit from the expertise, connections and capital invested by angel investors into New Zealand based early-stage businesses.


Register as a Wholesale Investor with AngelEquity.


Be sure to check our the Due Diligence summary report, who else is investing, and of course the deal terms.


Make your investment, either through our nominee, or if you want a larger chunk, perhaps as a direct investor.


Receive regular updates as you track your portfolio’s journey.

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Who can invest with us?

AngelEquity is for wholesale investors who are defined by New Zealand’s FMCA 2013[1] under two common criteria – Eligible or Wealthy / Finance Professionals.

“Eligible” Wholesale Investors

Are defined as investors who have adequate investing experience and knowledge to be able to weigh the risks and merits of an investment opportunity. They have been involved in investing in companies (on a share market or directly in unlisted companies) or more generally in the buying or selling of financial products.

“Wealthy / Finance Professional” Wholesale Investors

In NZ ‘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.

Not sure what category you might fit in? Our FREE online wholesale investor quiz will help you understand the criteria.  It’s free and only takes a few minutes.

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Meet the experts behind every deal

Meet Brett. Ex-Comvita CEO, Priority One Chair and Callaghan Innovation Advisor, Brett is just one of our many accomplished angels, screening and backing deals on AngelEquity so that you can invest with a little more confidence.

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Join AngelEquity?

To join AngelEquity and gain access to our fully prepped, fully qualified, angel-backed deals you need to register and confirm your Wholesale investor status.


  1. Provide name, address and login details
  2. Confirm your wholesale investor status by either:
    • confirming that you are a member of an Angel Group in NZ or
    • providing the name and email address of a referee who can confirm your Wholesale Investor status.
  3. Agree to AngelEquity investor terms.

Once you have completed this process, you will then be able to view basic information on our deals.

Confirmation of Wholesale status

When confirmation of your wholesale status from your referee is received, you will gain full access to all deals and be able to register your interest or investment.

Making your first investment

When you make your first investment on AngelEquity you will need to:

  • Provide an executed Nominee Investor Deed; and a Wholesale Investor Certificate (Eligible or Safe Harbour);
  • Consent to the specific deal documentation (Shareholders Agreement, etc)
  • Deposit investment funds into our trust account

Let’s get started!  We can’t wait to hear from you.

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Risk warning

The law usually requires people offering financial products to provide information to investors to help them make informed decisions before they invest.  By providing a Wholesale Investor Certificate as a requirement of joining AngelEquity you acknowledge that these usual rules do not apply to you or the offers of financial products (including debt securities, equity securities, and derivatives) made to you. As a result, you may not receive a complete or balanced set of information. You will also have fewer other legal protections for these investments.

Make sure you understand these consequences. Ask questions, read all documents carefully, and seek independent financial advice before committing.

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Join an Angel Network

If you would like early access to the kinds of investment opportunities listed on AngelEquity you can join your local Angel Network or choose the network that brings you AngelEquity – Enterprise Angels.

Angel Networks meet across New Zealand on a regular basis – find your local network here. Each network is different but in general the benefits of belonging are:

• Early access to deals.
• Meet the entrepreneurs seeking investment personally
• Build your network and work with the other Angel investors considering investing
• Participate in due diligence on deals
• The opportunity to be an Investor Director

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Risk Warning: Investing in early stage companies involves risk and should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. Offers on AngelEquity are for Wholesale Investors who make their own investment decisions and understand the risks. Read the full risk warning here