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We are a diverse group by design and each bring a strong and interesting lens to the table. Our team and network of experts have operating experience and developed local and international relationships across many sectors – agritech, medtech, climate tech & sustainability, AI & machine learning and automation, aerospace and engineering, with a strong background in hardware development.

Carl Jones

Managing Partner

Maria Jose Alvarez

Managing Partner

Niamh Given

Investment Manager

TJ Laurino

Senior Investment Analyst

Grace Holland

Investment Analyst

Anna Watson

Executive Assistant

Our Board and Investment Committee

Kerry McIntosh

Independent Chair, Investment Committee Chair

Beppie Holm

Director, Investment Committee member

Steve Saunders

Director, Investment Committee member

Rob Shaddock

Investment Committee Member

Our history

WNT Ventures was created in 2014 through a Bay of Plenty collaboration of experienced entrepreneurs, organisations, and institutional capital providers. Our name, WNT, is an acronym created from three of the organisations.

We are the only company to be appointed twice to the Callaghan Innovation Technology Incubator Programme.


Wharf 42

Newnham Park


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