• In the trenches

    Jeez these are challenging times. I don’t know about you but my anxiety levels have been through the roof – family and business. Feeling much better now that I’ve got my eldest daughter back home in Wellington from Auckland University; having driven there and back over the last couple of days – broken windscreen and dying fuel […]

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  • Step Change – being bold to achieve success

    Movac Operating Partner Serge van Dam 28th January 2020 There’s a classic Kiwi cookbook – Edmonds Cookbook – that lives in many Kiwi kitchens and is a great example of how to transform your business. If you’re a baking products company and you want to sell more flour, how do you do that?  Well, you […]

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  • Innovation Moats. What are they & why are they important?

    Movac Partner David Beard 10th December 2019 New Zealand tech businesses are sailing against three headwinds. We’re too small, we’re too far away and we’re too slow. Let me unpick that a bit. Building businesses in a population of just five million is tough and to succeed we have to go global from day one. […]

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  • Olympic rower to Venture Capital Investment Analyst

    Values, resilience and work ethic: The story behind Peter Taylor’s transition from an Olympian to a Movac Investment Analyst.

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  • Movac submission to the “Policy Statement on the Venture Capital Fund Act 2019”

    Below is our submission to MBIE on the “Policy Statement on the Venture Capital Fund Act”.  We elected not to submit on the Bill but focus our response on the implementation details covered in the Policy Statement. Overall, we see the new VCF as a positive development for entrepreneurial sector and the early stage capital […]

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  • It’s not a pitch, it’s a conversation: The Art of Raising Capital

    Movac Partner – Mark Vivian 30th September 2019 Seeking out capital can be a lonely and frustrating business as I’ve learned over the past decade raising funds for Movac Funds 2, 3 and 4 but it gives us a chance to put the shoe on the other foot. The process we go through is no […]

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  • When is your business ready for Series A funding?

    Movac Investment Director – Jason Graham 30 August 2019 Series A is the lingo we use to describe capital financing one step up from seed funding. Movac is a series A and beyond tech investor so let me explain what we look for if you come knocking for capital for your business. While an angel […]

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  • What drives Movac and founding partner Phil McCaw

    Movac Partner – Phil McCaw 31 July 2019 It was an exciting time back in 1998. No one quite knew what a force the internet would become. But back then when we started as Abbott, McCaw, Richter and Associates we had an eye to the future. We wanted our business to generate cash flow which […]

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  • 2017, a break-out year

    As I reflect on the close to 2017 it’s certainly been a big year for Movac, our investors and the early stage investment scene in New Zealand. The sector took a big step up this year and we’re seeing the proof coming through of what a great space the early stage NZ technology sector is […]

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  • FUNdraising

    Every 4-5 years, professional fund managers like us get the opportunity to raise a new fund, assuming there’s been performance to give us the right to raise another fund. This is the chance to get on the other side of the table from where we normally sit, and pitch ourselves to potential investors, to be critiqued, commented on, […]

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