New Zealand to Australia

Invest directly into private New Zealand high-growth companies

Snowball Effect offers private investment opportunities to eligible Australian investors

Snowball Effect in Australia

We’ve simplified online direct investment into New Zealand companies

Since launching in 2014, we’ve been changing the investment landscape in New Zealand, helping 68 companies raise more than $106m of capital.

Growth companies with global ambitions

“The number of New Zealand companies seeking private capital is larger than the amount of private equity available from New Zealand firms… New Zealand is part of a wider, Australasian mid-market PE group, with strong interest from both foreign and domestic businesses.”

—Simon Peacocke, BDO: Why is New Zealand's private equity market so attractive

Snowball Effect has worked with

Karma Cola

NZD $3.2m raised

Fast growing F&B company distributing to over 20 countries.


NZD $2.4m raised

Digitally connected platform disrupting the automotive industry.


NZD $2.0m raised

Digital platform for the architecture, interior and construction industry.


NZD $1.0m raised

Specialist cloud-based systems designed for SMEs around the world.

Stages of growth

Snowball Effect works with New Zealand companies throughout the growth cycle. Investors on Snowball Effect often invest in companies at different stages according to their investment preferences and risk tolerance.

  • Startup stage

    We facilitate private offers for young companies that have already commenced revenue-generating activity and have demonstrable traction in the market. These are the types of offers that meet the angel and venture capital fund criteria.

  • Growth stage

    Medium-stage growth companies often utilise private offers to fund growth initiatives such as production expansion, exporting, and marketing. There are sorts of offers that private equity firms and family offices invest into.

  • Established companies

    We facilitate secondary offerings such as rights issues for more mature companies. We can also assist with IPO distribution. Snowball Effect investors have access to offers that might otherwise only be available to institutional investors.

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Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) issued warning

The information contained in this Publication (including this website) about the proposed business opportunity and the securities or scheme interests is not intended to be the only information on which the investment decision is made and is not a substitute for a disclosure document, Product Disclosure Statement or any other notice that may be required under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), as that Act may apply to the investment. Detailed information may be needed to make an investment decision, for example: financial statements; a business plan; information about ownership of intellectual or industrial property; or expert opinions including valuations or auditors' reports.

A prospective investor is strongly advised to take appropriate professional advice before accepting an offer for issue or sale of any securities or scheme interests.