Investors

Sequoia Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in incubation, seed stage, start-up stage, early stage, and growth stage investments in private companies. Sequoia Capital has invested in over 250 companies since 1972, amongst others: Apple, Google, AirBnB, PayPal, Stripe, YouTube, Uber Instagram, Yahoo! and WhatsApp. The combined current public market value for these companies is over $1.4 trillion.

AirTree are an early and growth stage venture firm backing world-class Australasian entrepreneurs. AirTree have had success investing in marketplaces, global SaaS businesses, next generation finance, digital commerce and media and marketing platforms. AirTree invest in disruptive businesses in any sector looking to reshape traditional industries.

Tscheltzoff is a serial entrepreneur, with a long list of successful businesses to his credit. He founded a telecommunications company in Ukraine and a web hosting company in France and built the hugely successful microstock photography agency Fotolia.com , which was sold to Adobe(NASDAQ: ADBE) for $800 million.

Sky Ventures is the investment  arm of Sky TV(NZX:SKT). Having been incorporated in 2015, 90 Seconds is one of Sky Ventures first investments. Sky TV has over 850,000 subscribers making it New Zealand’s largest pay per view provider. In addition to satellite TV, Sky also provides it’s customers with digital products including Sky Go and Sky on Demand.

Teruhide (Teru) Sato established BEENEXT(Beenos - TYO:3328) to support and invest in entrepreneurs with an ambitious vision to make a significant impact on society. BEENEXT have investments in 18 comapnies including, Zilingo, NoBroker and Happy Fresh.

OPT SEA(TYO:2389) is designed to embark on new business expansion and investment activities in support of its group and portfolio companies to contribute to the growth of the Asia’s internet business by leveraging the OPT group’s asset and experience.

Jonathan Hendriksen and Tim Williams founded ValueClick Japan in 1998 and through being able to build a great team around them, went on to list it on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in May of 2000. Tim and Jonathan went on to create a web and mobile user generated content network with a monthly reach of up to 40 million unique users. Tim has served as the Chairman of ValueCommerce Co. Ltd(TYO:2491) since 2006  and has been a Director of The ICEHOUSE Limited since June 2012.

Jonathan Hendriksen and Tim Williams founded ValueClick Japan in 1998 and through being able to build a great team around them, went on to list it on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in May of 2000. Tim and Jonathan went on to create a web and mobile user generated content network with a monthly reach of up to 40 million unique users. Jonathan is particularly interested in building internet technology that can assist companies and organizations to communicate their message to their customers and thus leading to increased revenues. Jonathan's passionate about user generated content as he thinks this is what makes the internet unique and different than other kinds of media.

Jim Zarley is the Managing General Partner of Zarley Investments. Jim Zarley is a Chairman and investor in Valueclick(Conversant - NasdaqGS:CNVR), a pioneer in the digital marketing space.

The University of Auckland Business School Entrepreneurs’ Challenge provides up to one million dollars annually for investment in growth-oriented SMEs. Since the launch in 2009 20 companies have been awarded funding - companies, that embody the excellence and ingenuity of New Zealand’s best entrepreneurs.

The Icehouse is where Kiwi businesses grow. The Icehouse are focused on supporting owner-managers and entrepreneurs who will shape the future of New Zealand’s economy. Through their nationwide events, workshops and programmes the Icehouse give startups and SMEs access to the expertise, networks and funding they need to achieve their growth aspirations and become Businesses of International Quality

Sulla Management is a global family office headquartered in London. Sulla makes long term-investments in solution-oriented businesses spanning the United States, Asia-Pacific and United Kingdom. Each investment gains benefit from the managing partner’s varied experience and strategic expertise across technology and finance. Core to Sulla Management’s values are their philanthropic endeavors.