What do angel investors want from an inventor?

What do angel investors want from an inventor? By Brendan Nugent, Consultant, AJ Park In 2013 I took a sabbatical from my career as a patent attorney. I went looking for something worthwhile and interesting, something where I could achieve what I had watched from the sidelines for so many years. I...

AJ Park | 07/08/15


“It takes 12 Years to Build a Med Company”

Alfred E Mann, founder of the Alfred E Mann Institutes, suggests it takes at least 10 to 12 years to commercialise a medical product, and Adherium is no exception. Today marks a milestone in the 14th year of Adherium’s life, formerly known as Nexus6 which announced its intention to list on...

The Icehouse | 05/08/15

JVP - student challenge


WHAT IS THE UNIVERSITY START-UP CHALLENGE? The University Start-up Challenge is your chance to turn a rocket pitch about your start-up into an opportunity to present to New Zealand’s largest gathering of entrepreneurs, angel investors and venture capitalists. With the University Start-up Challenge, we hope to find and fund some of...

The Icehouse | 21/07/15


Pitch perfect: How to sell your idea to a roomful of investors

This article was originally published by Idealog.    A good pitch does a lot more than simply communicate a business idea—it excites, intrigues and makes people (people with money that is) want to get behind it. Like so many things in this world however, there’s a huge divide between the saying and the...

The Icehouse | 23/06/15

Jan Angels Update

January ICE Angels & Funding News

ICE Angels Update - 2012 in review As ever 2012 was yet another busy year for ICE Angels with the club and associated partners (SCIF and affiliated angel groups) investing just over $4 Million into 21 companies. Of this sum just over $3 Million was invested directly by ICE Angels. The...

The Icehouse | 08/02/13

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