Role Chief Executive Officer
Phone 021 666 375
Carl Jones has a background across a broad range of asset classes via a career in investment management, private equity, property, funds management, venture capital and angel investing.
Prior to joining WNT Ventures as CEO in December 2014, Carl spent nearly five years at New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF) where he worked as an Investment Manager on the Seed Co-Investment Fund (SCIF) investing alongside angel investors into early stage, high growth companies. Carl also oversaw the Taiwan/New Zealand Co-Fund arrangement which is a USD200 million cross-border agreement between NZVIF and the government-owned National Development Fund of Taiwan.
Prior to NZVIF, Carl was employed by the McConnell Group of companies primarily in property funds management. Previous roles include working for an Auckland-based private equity firm; a share broker in New Zealand and with boutique investment management firm, Ruffer LLP, in London.
Carl has been involved in a number of early stage companies in a personal capacity and has a passionate interest in the development of start-up, high growth technologies.