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 rolling intake. Our founders benefit from tapping into the support from our experienced team, mentors and partners who are aligned to help each company succeed.

Connections

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

Community
Flux alumni have 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 seasoned veterans with product in market and meaningful recurring revenue. The wider team manage ICE Angels, Tuhua Ventures and more. We host Demo Day, an annual event attended by 400+ regional investors to help catalyse follow-on funding.

Benefits

Aside from office space at The Icehouse, we are able to offer benefits via our partners. These include a six month subscription to Xero, up to $100k of Amazon AWS credits, Hubspot discounts, and a discount on international payment services through Stripe.

What we do

Invest up to $150k per startup.

We can either

i. Lead your investment round, or

 

ii. Match existing investment on the same terms. 

 

Provide 6 months of free office space for your team to work from, with hands on support from our ventures team.

 

We provide access to a 100+ community of startup mentors, many of whom are investors. 

 

Weekly office hours with our team, and have a guest speaker from our network join once a week over lunch. 

Our Primary Objectives

 

We put resources behind founders to help:

 

Build a product that your customers love

 

Repeatedly acquire new customers and add authentic growth

 

Build a great team - board, advisors, employees

 

Raise the next round of capital from the right investors

Events

We hold two major investor events each year

Demo Day - May 500 investors

Showcase – September 900 investors

While our programme formally runs Feb – August, to capitalise on the timing of these events, we know the best companies operate on their own schedule.

 

Our Alumni have joined at various times throughout the year and we accept rolling entries, so apply anytime.

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