• TechWeek'17 Event: Demystifying the Series A & B Investment Decision

    Have you ever wondered how venture and growth capital investors come to the decision on whether to invest or not? Why do they get hung up on certain data and metrics? Why do they always want to meet the team? Why does it sometimes seem to take an eternity for them to make a decision? […]

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  • Make it rain – spending your VC money

    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 […]

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  • How VC Works – An Operating Partner's Perspective

    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 […]

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  • Ask Me Anything

    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.

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  • Movac Q&A Sessions with BizDojo & GridAKL

    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 […]

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  • New look

    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 […]

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  • 2015 – That's a wrap

    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 […]

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  • Merry Christmas

    Oh no he didn’t!  Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, a restful break and a prosperous 2014.  The MOVAC team will be back on deck from mid-Jan 2014. [wpvideo 9AyZdxF7]

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  • St Thomas of Canterbury College win MOVAC High Growth Award

    I recently had the pleasure of sharing a table with the winners of the Young Enterprise Trust (“YET”) High Growth Award along with MOVAC Partners Sharon Weaver and Mark Vivian.  MOVAC has been a proud sponsor of the programme for the past 5 years.  YET run an outstanding programme in secondary schools throughout New Zealand […]

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  • How Steve Jobs influenced my life

    The world has lost one of this generations greatest influencers.  There’s not many who can lay claim to have profoundly shaped the world that we live in, but Steve Jobs can.  I did not know the man but my career has been shaped by the products he created and my children grow up in a […]

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