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Empathy, sincerity, humility: what the investment community thinks Kiwi businesses lead on the world stage with

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Empathy, sincerity, humility: what the investment community thinks Kiwi businesses lead on the world stage with

Every business goes through a life cycle: start-up, growth, maturity and renewal, rebirth or decline. Once you’ve made it past the juicy, creative ideation stage and into the growth and maturity stage, the time for many comes to seek investment. But what do investors look for beyond a commercial return? And what do investors think New Zealand companies excel at when compared to our neighbouring countries around the world? Executive director of the Angel Association of New Zealand Suse Reynolds shares her top tips for those who are looking for investment.

Investment tips

Every business goes through a life cycle: start-up, growth, maturity and renewal, rebirth or decline. Once you’ve made it past the juicy, creative ideation stage and into the growth and maturity stage, the time for many comes to seek investment. But how do you know what investors are looking for? And what do investors think New Zealand companies excel at, and therefore get excited about? We sat down with executive director of the Angel Association of New Zealand Suse Reynolds to figure out just that.

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2014’s the year where some international startup valuations have gone through the roof, seeing companies such as China’s consumer electronics brand Xiaomi being valued at US$50 billion (NZ$64.2 billion). But is this a global trend that’s hitting New Zealand’s shores (and investor’s wallets)?