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Icehouse Ventures is a venture capital firm that backs brave

kiwi founders with unique insights building global companies.


We invest as early as idea stage through to series A and beyond. We back a range of industries from space planes changing the way we deliver hardware to space to collars on cows changing the future of farming. We lead pre-seed and seed rounds typically between $500k and $3m.

We exist to back kiwi founders from day one. We've been investing in New Zealand tech since 2003 and have backed over 230 companies including PowerbyProxi, First AML, Narrative, Halter, Sharesies.

See our portfolio here.

We understand the ambiguity of ambitious early-stage companies and we are comfortable with investing pre-product, pre-revenue and pre-team. We invest in founders with unique insights solving hard and interesting problems.

Learn about our investment process.

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We have been investing for a while and have a large and dynamic network of 1500 investors and 230 companies. Our network acts like a big family around our startups that we use to help our companies hire, win customers and glean learnings or insights.

Learn more about how we help our companies.

Icehouse Ventures has been at the coal face of the NZ tech ecosystem since 2003 and we'll be here for many more years to come. Most of our team started working for Icehouse Ventures in their 20's (or younger!) and the average tenure is 6 years - we are a young team who have been committed to the growth of the New Zealand tech sector.

Learn more about our team.

We've developed a venture capital platform for investors to be able to invest directly in companies of via a portfolio of funds.

  • $154m invested

  • $27m cash returned

  • $241m total value to paid in capital

Learn about investing with us here.