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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