We back ambitious founders building global startups from New Zealand.

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About Flux

We exist for kiwi founders to take their startup to the next level. Flux invests capital, time and immense resource into teams during an annual 6 month intake. Our founders benefit from tapping into the support from our experienced team, mentors and partners who are aligned to help each company win.

Primary Objectives

We put resource behind founders to help:

Build a product that your customers love

Repeatedly acquire new customers and grow

Build a great team (board, advisors, employees)

Raise the next round of capital from useful investors

What we do

6 month program (starting February)

Invest up to $100k

Space for you team to work & hands on support

Key Start Dates

Startups can apply now for Cohort 2 which runs from February - July 2018.


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Why Founders choose Flux

Connections

Building a global business is difficult. Connections to people who can help can make it a lot easier. We connect teams with the best people we know from over 100+ alumni startups from the wider Icehouse community. Experienced founders, potential mentors, board members, employees and future customers and partners.

Community

Flux alumni consistently stated that working alongside a cohort of other quality teams was invaluable. A friendly competitive spirit helps our startups bring the best out of each-other, underpinned by genuine support amongst our group. Relationships don’t finish when the programme does.

Mentors

Flux teams are supported by a network of mentors that are assets to your startup. We’ve recruited people who have played a defining role in building, growing or exiting a high growth venture or who bring some tangible skill-set or connection to industry to help our teams.

Capital

We want to help accelerate the best startups. Period. Our investment model is flexible so we can invest in a hungry young team with big aspirations as well as a seasoned veterans with product in market and meaningful recurring revenue. The wider team manage ICE Angels, Tuhua Ventures & other funds. We host a demo day (attended by 400+ regional investors) to help catalyse follow-on funding.

Resource

Our team include 3 ‘special ops’ members. They work across all our teams on design, marketing, legal, accounting and development projects. Consider them extra firepower to build momentum over your time with Flux. We facilitate sharing of templates and resources between our cohort and Alumni.

Benefits

Being a part of the program you will have a free space to work for 6 months, $100k of AWS credit, free and discounted professional services amongst tonnes of other perks from Icehouse Partners.


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What we look for

Outstanding teams.

Huge visions.

Laser focus.

Competitive advantage.

Speed to move.

Simply solving complex problems.

Early market validation.

Flux 2017 Co-hort

In 2017 we invested $350k in 6 companies. In the 6 month period those companies went on to raise an additional $3.29mil in capital to accelerate their growth.

Flux Partners: