No 8 Ventures

Guidelines

Industry Sectors

Information technology, biotechnology, electronics, communications, and other technology companies.

Individual Investment Size

Typically initial investment of $0.5 to $3.0 million, up to $6.0 million in total (greater with co-investment).

Stage of Investment

All stages. Post market entry preferred. Start-ups considered where the entrepreneur has a track record or the Intellectual Property is particularly compelling.

Types of Support Offered

Board participation, industry networks, business management, and deal doing skills. Equity funds for expansion.

Board Representation

Board seat normally required.

Specific Exclusions

All non-technology businesses and businesses with a purely domestic market focus or limited growth potential.

Geographic coverage

New Zealand, but with the potential to go global.

Shareholding required

Typically 20-50%.