Why belong to Launch Taranaki?

Early access to local and national investment opportunities. Network with likeminded investors and experienced business leaders. Give back to the region by helping grow the next wave of local business talent.

What’s the time commitment?

We hold “meet the entrepreneur” evenings once every second month. Once you identify an opportunity you would like to invest in more time may be required if you want to take part in the due diligence process or provide ongoing mentoring.

How much do I need to invest?

Be prepared to invest at least $5,000 per opportunity however you may choose to invest much higher amounts. Each individual makes their own investment decisions and it is not compulsory to invest at any predetermined level. Taking a portfolio approach is important to most investors so you may end up with direct investments across a range of companies.

How much risk is involved?

Early stage direct investment can be high risk as an entire investment could be lost if the idea/company fails. However by investing alongside other experienced business investors, across a portfolio of investments the risk can be spread. When investing through Launch Taranaki each investment opportunity is actively assessed as a team and by completing due diligence and providing mentoring post investment we increase the likelihood of success.

How much does it cost?

Individual membership is $250 per annum.

Who can join Launch Taranaki?

There are two forms of membership:

  1. Individual Membership
    To qualify for individual membership, applicants must meet the criteria of a “wholesale investor” as defined in the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013, Schedule 1, Part 3, Cause 36, or an “eligible investor” as defined in the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013, Schedule 1, Part 3, Cause 41.
  2. Corporate Membership
    We welcome corporate members and can include sponsorship opportunities if desired. Please contact us directly for information on becoming a corporate member and/or sponsor.