Angels in Dunedin

Angels in Dunedin

Dunedin will welcome a number of Angels on October 30 for the sixth annual New Zealand summit for angel investors.

The city is hosting up to 100 high-net-worth angel investors from around New Zealand, Australia and the United States for the Angel Summit at the Dunedin Town Hall.

The summit includes a lineup of internationally recognised speakers that will talk about topics such as best practice and trend information and why being an angel makes sense.

Summit delegates will also have the chance to work on locally sourced deals in keeping with this Summit’s theme of "actually doing it". Angels will analyse venture presentations from some local entrepreneurs, with the assistance of experienced angels including international guests.

“Dunedin punches above its weight for its innovation, and is well known for nurturing a high number of entrepreneurs, so we’re looking forward to showing this off to the New Zealand angel investment community," says local organiser and Upstart chief executive Steve Silvey.

Angel investors are affluent individuals who invest their own money into a business startup.  Their motivations go beyond pure monetary return; angel investors are motivated by the desire to make New Zealand great by helping to create global companies, and in doing so help to create jobs in their local economy. 

Many of these investors belong to Angel Association New Zealand, organisers of the summit.