What we do
At WNT we invest capital and support, with a hands-on approach, in scalable deep technology companies to accelerate their growth.
We can help you to access funding and investment for your technology or company. Whether it is helping you to get to work towards an investment case, or if it is later down the track when your business requires additional capital to scale and go global.
If you have technology that is in its early stages of development and you need assistance with your thinking, we may be able to help. Eligible businesses can access $35k pre-incubation funding, through Callaghan Innovation, to help with the development of business plans, IP strategy, market validation and company set up.
Once your company has a solid investment case, WNT Ventures can provide capital, through our investment funds and Callaghan Innovation's Repayable Loan Scheme. Our investment, of typically $600k in an initial round of funding, assists pre-revenue companies in building towards sustainable revenues.
We have capital available for follow-on investment, along with access to a network of institutions, individuals and angel groups for further investment support.
WNT Ventures is a supplier of Callaghan Innovation's Technology Incubator Programme. We identify promising and innovative technologies and companies, from Crown Research Institutes, Universities and the private sector, and provide them with the investment and support they need to grow into successful businesses.
We actively work alongside our founders and technology owners on a partnership basis. As no two companies are the same, we do this on a customised basis, using the lessons we have learned over a long history within our team of building companies and working with start-ups.
We provide our companies with advice and support across a wide range of areas including:
Business and financial plans
Intellectual property strategy
Prototype and product development
Criteria and sectors of interest
Our team and partners bring proven expertise and networks across a broad range of sectors, including agritech, food, advanced materials, engineering, medtech and digital. As our capabilities are transferrable we are not limited by sectors.
We understand companies at this early stage have areas that need more work than others and we are happy to help you identify and fill those gaps.
Whatever stage your technology or company is at, we are looking for the following attributes:
Pre-revenue or, at most, early trial/beta revenue
IP rich - Innovative ideas, research and prototypes that are defendable or have patents, trade secrets and/or know how
Global market potential
What we aren’t looking for:
Apps (without deep IP), social networks, pharmaceuticals or brand plays
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