Episode 2 features Andy Hamilton, CEO of the Icehouse in New Zealand.
The Icehouse provides a variety of resources for startups, including mentorship programs, shared workspace, and education programs. In July, the Icehouse launched the Tahua fund with $10 million in commitments to invest in 25 Kiwi startups in the next three years.
In our conversation, we talk about the thesis behind the new Tahua Fund, the scrappy, No. 8 Wire mentality of Kiwis, New Zealand’s relationship with Silicon Valley, and the New Zealand IPO market.
We also discuss two of the Tahua Fund’s investments, both of which I think you’ll find fascinating. The first is Avertana, a company that creates raw materials out of industrial waste. And the second is Sunfed Meats, which is creating synthetic meats from plant protein.
Show notes -
The meaning of a “No. 8 wire mentality”
Great New Zealand Business Successes –
Thesis behind the Tahua fund
Callaghan Innovation – government business grants for small business
Other Companies discussed:
Crowd Funding in New Zealand
New Zealand’s relationship with Silicon Valley