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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.