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We fund daring founders taking on global opportunities.

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How do we support the startups we back?

The Icehouse invests in and adds value to high potential New Zealand startups with global ambition. Focussing on companies in the seed and angel stage, we provide them with access to the support, knowledge, connections and funds to compete and win.

First, we invest.

We invest in startups in order that they are set up for the next stage of their journey to global success. We do this through the varied funds we manage (TuhuaFirst Cut), our Flux Accelerator Programme, and Ice Angels, New Zealand's most active angel investor network.

Then, we add value.

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As one of the most active investors in New Zealand, you will gain access to the shared experience of our 110+ alumni through events and talks focussing on a range of challenges faced by startups.

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The Icehouse is underpinned by a massively valuable network which provides access to peers, world-class advisors, customers, partners, and mentors. We proactively invest in and grow this network as it is one of our most defining differentiators.

Hands-on Support
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Board observer roles. Directorship roles. Help hiring team. Operational strategy. Accounting and legal structure. Product market fit. Pricing. Pitching. PR. 

Your success is our success.

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Explore blog posts written by our team
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10 Things The Best Founders Do

10 Things The Best Founders Do

Barnaby Marshall, Flux Manager Partner at The Icehouse, has observed hundreds if not thousands of entrepreneurs. He's seen what the best founders do, how they think and act, and writes about how other founders can copy those habits of success.

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Is the Flux Accelerator Programme Right for My Startup?

The Flux Accelerator Programme team are focused on helping great entrepreneurs with maximising value in their business. Flux helps prepare entrepreneurs to raise venture capital — by focusing on the practices and operating rhythms. In this blog, they've debunked 4 Flux Accelerator Programme myths.

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Get More Value From Your (Startup's) Board

Get More Value From Your (Startup's) Board

Jack McQuire, Manager at ICE Angels, shares his thoughts on how entrepreneurs and directors can better select each other, work together, and create value.

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