Are we there yet

I get asked fairly frequently for my thoughts on the New Zealand innovation ecosystem.  Given the big wet across New Zealand this weekend I took the opportunity to try and consolidate them.   My basic conclusion is “we’ve made great progress but we’re not quite there yet”. If we’re not there yet, what’s the destination? … Read More


  Late last year we announced that we had completed a first close on Movac Fund 4 with $105m in committed funds.  The final close is at the end of March 2017, so if you’re interested in investing then please get in touch. Movac Fund 4 is the first early stage growth fund to reach… Read More


Introduction This post is the second of three where Movac Fund 4 Operating Partner, Ed Robinson, discusses how VC works, what should you spend VC money on, and if, and how, you should, and can, move your company to the Valley. If there are topics you’d be interesting in hearing more about, let us know… Read More


Introduction Over the last couple months, we’ve been meeting with early stage entrepreneurs and companies as part of the Movac Q&A Sessions held at the BizDojo Wellington and GRIDAKL. The point of these sessions was for us to meet some interesting companies that, whilst may be too early today for Movac Fund 4, would be… Read More


Phil recently took part in an Ask Me Anything for the NBR.  You can see the questions posed, and Phil’s radio interview where he answers the questions, here.… Read More

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Last week we announced the launch of our new growth capital fund, Movac Fund 4! Movac Fund 4 will continue the work of our previous funds.  It will be a sizable fund in the New Zealand market – at between $80 million and $100 million.  We were also able to announce that, after a vigorous… Read More


While we are committed to being Series A (and beyond) investors, we often find that our best investments are ones that we’ve tracked for a while.  We love meeting innovative young Kiwi companies, following their progress, helping (if we can) along the way, and then hopefully being in a position to invest when they are… Read More


Welcome to the new Movac website!  After a ‘rebrand by stealth’ last year, we thought it was time we updated our online presence.  The new site provides more information about what we’re about, what we look for in the companies we invest in and the investments we’ve made.  Like always, we’re keen to hear from you with… Read More

a day in the life

The ramblings of an over active investor and frustrated entrepreneur. 2015 has been a roller coaster year, but ending on the way up rather than the way down! That’s important. First, the tough stuff.  The tough stuff has been the human stuff. The lowlight, was the passing of our very dear friend and partner in… Read More