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 passionate founders are solving global problems by commercialising complex research, science and innovative technologies. Our roles are as high conviction partners, helping them build global businesses by championing their vision and connecting them 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 two existing funds, with one currently open to investors.

How can we best help you?

I’m a founder
looking for
support

I want to find
out more about
WNT’s investments.

Diversified Deep-Tech Investment

WNT Ventures is New Zealand’s longest running, active, deep technology incubator. We focus on early stage New Zealand originated technology.
Pre-Revenue
Intellectual Property
Global Market Potential
NZ Owned Company

SECTORS We INVEST IN

   Artificial Intelligence
    Agritech and Food
    Medtech
    Automation
    Engineering
    Sustainability

LATEST INVESTMENT

 Automation

Sortify

A platform which identifies the similarity and relatedness between goods and services in a trademark context.

LATEST INVESTMENT

    Engineering

Argo Navis

Argo Navis Aerospace are developing  innovative chemical propulsion systems for the space industry

CURRENTLY RAISING

    Engineering

Opum

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SECTORS We INVEST IN

   Artificial Intelligence
    Agritech and Food
    Medtech
    Automation
    Engineering
    Sustainability

Sectors we invest in

   Artificial Intelligence
    Agritech and Food
    Medtech
    Automation
    Engineering
    Sustainability

LATEST INVESTMENT

   Artificial Intelligence

Sortify

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Intellectual Property

   Artificial Intelligence

Sortify

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LATEST INVESTMENT

    Engineering

Argo Navis

A novel, proprietary technology platform to produce everyday minerals and chemicals from industrial waste streams.

Latest Investment

    Engineering

Argo Navis

A novel, proprietary technology platform to produce everyday minerals and chemicals from industrial waste streams.

CURRENTLY RAISING

    Engineering

Opum

Digital Knee™: a digital orthopaedic brace initially targeting improving ACL injury patient outcomes.

Currently Raising

    Engineering

Foundry Lab

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Guiding Founders from Garage to Greatness

WNT invests capital and support, with a hands-on approach.
Passionate – Experienced – Approachable – Honest.

We find early stage, science-backed technology, and support their evolution into a thriving global business.

 

 

Pre-Investment Funding

Eligible businesses could access a $35k Pre-Incubation funding grant, via our supplier agreement as a Callaghan Innovation Technology Incubator.
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Incubation & Investment

We provide a wide range of hands-on support for pre-revenvue start ups including Hands-On Support, $1M First cheque, Follow on investment and non-diluvtive capital
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Resources

We have developed a number of templates, tools and guides that are tailored specifically for Deep-Tech founders to use.

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WNT by the numbers

MONEY INVESTED
$8.4m

Follow on investment figures of $70 million
JOBS CREATED
>150

Investments have created in excess of 150 jobs.
CAPITAL RAISED
$73M

since WNT involvement
DEALS INVESTIGATED
900

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.

Investing in Greatness

WNT was created through a collaboration of experienced entrepreneurs and investors who are passionate about building an environment where emerging companies can bring their vision to life.  We want deep technology to consistently be among NZ’s fastest growing and highest value creation sectors.

With two existing funds, and one currently open to investors, WNT Ventures is a deep tech investor providing the capital and, most importantly, the support that innovative technologies and companies need to grow into successful businesses. 

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.

News

Foundry Lab – Digital Metal Casting

Foundry Lab – Digital Metal Casting

Foundry Lab is one of WNT’s deep tech portfolio companies – have a look at what David Moodie and the team have been up to – casting 100+ custom metal parts per day

Events

Foundry Lab – Digital Metal Casting

Foundry Lab – Digital Metal Casting

Foundry Lab is one of WNT’s deep tech portfolio companies – have a look at what David Moodie and the team have been up to – casting 100+ custom metal parts per day

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

admin@wntventures.co.nz
+64 7 577 1848