From Garage
To Greatness

Investing in ambitious, deep tech founders.

Why WNT?

We champion and empower pioneers at the start of their frontier tech journey.

Our founders are passionate about solving global problems by commercialising their complex technologies in the fields of research, science, and innovation.

WNT are high conviction partners, helping founders build global businesses by connecting you to resources, expertise and support. We want deep technology to be among NZ’s fastest-growing and highest-value creation sectors.

WNT began as a collaboration between experienced entrepreneurs and investors passionate about helping emerging companies bring their visions to life. We have three existing funds, with one currently investing in NZ’s deep tech future.

Carefully vetted New Zealand companies, smart investments

Pre-revenue companies

Defensible intellectual property

Global markets

Sectors we invest in

   Artificial Intelligence

    Agritech and Food





Guiding Founders from Garage to Greatness

Alongside capital, our founders get hands-on support to grow. Here’s how we do that.


Pre-Investment Funding

Eligible businesses could access a $35k pre-incubation funding grant, via our supplier agreement as a Callaghan Innovation Technology Incubator.  

Incubation & Investment

We provide a wide range of support for pre-revenue start-ups including hands-on support, first cheque, follow-on investment and non-dilutive capital.


Our templates, tools and guides are tailored specifically to support deep-tech founders to grow their companies . Get in contact with us to get access.

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WNT by the numbers



Follow on investment figures of $80 million



Investments have created in excess of 150 jobs.



since WNT involvement



Approximate to date

Our Portfolio

Meet the companies we have partnered with

From AI data processing, to precious metal recoveries, our investments to date have covered a wide range of sectors. We are incredibly proud to be helping have helps these companies on their journey to greatness.

Our People

Greatness doesn’t happen in isolation. Along with our in-house expertise, we have an enviable team of partners, director and advisors with huge amounts of experience in early-stage business.

Blog & News

Make this role your own

Make this role your own

Job Opportunity
This is a newly created role within WNT for a talented individual with a diverse viewpoint

We’re Hiring

We’re Hiring

Job Opportunity
WNT Ventures is seeking a talented, passionate and high performing individual who wants to get involved and make a personal difference.


WNT Ventures Fund III Launch Party

WNT Ventures Fund III Launch Party

The WNT community celebrated the launch of their third fund on the 28th October 2020. Thankyou to everyone who joined us and made the evening memorable

Market Validation Workshop – Rotorua

Market Validation Workshop – Rotorua

Workshop by Dr Laura Faulconer

The workshop focuses initially on developing an understanding of the problem-market fit, and is designed to enable inventors…

Startup Folk #3

Startup Folk #3

Startup Folk #3

Oct 2019. Revolutionary Products and the Teams that Build Them: Lessons in Scaling from Amazon and Apple

Contact Us

I’m a founder looking for support

Do you have a technology or company that needs funding and support? We are looking for innovative, pre-revenue companies with strong intellectual property and global potential.

Find us here

Basestation, 148 Durham Street, Tauranga
PO Box 13256
Tauranga Central
Tauranga 3141
+64 7 577 1848