Growing your access to export finance

If you are planning your international growth, there are a number of agencies who can help with advice, funding and access to networks.

Better By Capital

A new NZTE service designed to help New Zealand companies better understand the capital required to fund their international growth. It assists them with how to plan, prepare and access capital from the right source, at the right time.

To find out more about Better by Capital speak to your NZTE Customer Manager.

Regional Business Partners

Throughout New Zealand, a network of regional economic and business development organisations work with NZTE to help businesses reach their potential. Each partner works with local businesses in their region to give advice, support and access to funding to help them grow their business.

Find your local Regional Business Partner.


Incubators offer entrepreneurs, start-ups and established business with the expertise, networks, tools and a stimulating environment. Often a key 'value add' is gaining access to investors and international networks.

Find out more about the incubators that are part of the NZTE network.

New Zealand Venture Investment Fund

The New Zealand Venture Investment fund limited (VIF) is a crown-owned company that’s contracted by the New Zealand Government. NZVIF investments are made either through privately managed venture capital funds or alongside experienced angel investors who are investing into new Zealand-originated, high-growth potential companies. For more information visit

Angel Association of New Zealand

This is an organisation that aims to increase the quantity, quality and success of angel investments in New Zealand and create a greater pool of capital for innovative start-up companies. Visit the Angel Association of New Zealand website for resources, and news on the industry.

New Zealand Venture Capital Association

The NZVCA's mission is to develop a world-best private equity (“PE”) and venture capital (“VC”) environment for the benefit of investors and entrepreneurs in New Zealand.

Their activities cover the whole spectrum of investment in New Zealand private capital including Angel investment, seed and early-stage venture capital through to development capital and private equity (including management buy-outs and buy-ins).

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Callaghan Innovation

Callaghan Innovation invests in businesses and platforms that have the potential to transform New Zealand's economy as well as the aspiration and ability to be globally competitive through Research and Development. Regardless of size, Callaghan Innovation works with businesses to find out what they need and provide access to advice, services and funding.

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Poutama Trust

If you are a Maori organisation or individual, Poutama can help your business with funding and advice through Te Putea Whanake Business Development Grant. For more information visit or call 0800 476 882.

This information hub is a one-stop shop for everything business-related. You’ll find plenty of content about raising capital, as well as more generalised tips and tools covering topics like HR, tax and business law.

To go straight to their information about raising capital

New Zealand Export Credit Office

The NZECO provides financial guarantee products for New Zealand exporters and banks, helping them manage risk and capitalise on trade opportunities around the globe.

As well as working directly with exporters, they work closely with commercial financiers in New Zealand and offshore to support and improve the competitiveness of New Zealand exporters.

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Remember – investment is a two-way street

Raising capital is a complex process and it’s never too early to plan your businesses growth and capital requirements – it will make succeeding a lot easier. If you want further advice, a great first step is to talk to your bank, Accountant, Lawyer or business advisor, local angel group or local regional economic development agency.

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