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The Snowball Effect blog

Read our latest articles and news about investing in private companies

Snowball Effect's summary of 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, our team has reflected on the year that was, and have pulled to get some statistics around platform activity for another record-breaking year with $38m raised. We wish you a…

$100m milestone

We’re thrilled to announce we have raised over NZ$100m of capital for New Zealand businesses. Since we launched Snowball Effect in 2014, we’ve helped over 50 Kiwi companies successfully raise capi…

Investing in private companies: Risk vs Reward

Building a portfolio of investments is one way to get ahead financially. But it’s important to understand the different types of investments and what returns and benefits you can expect from each. …

Partnering with OurCrowd to provide NZ investors with global venture capital opportunities

We’re proud to have recently partnered with the world’s leading technology and venture capital investment platform, OurCrowd. The partnership enabled New Zealand wholesale investors with a simp…

Essential capital raising checklist

Are you considering raising capital for your business? But are you unsure where to start, what your options are and what you need to prepare? Then take a look at our checklist below. Since launchin…

How to organise your due diligence folder or dataroom before seeking investment

Unsure what a due diligence folder or virtual dataroom is, let alone what to include in one? Since launching Snowball Effect in 2014, we’ve completed more than 80 capital raises and worked…

Four female founders we're following closely…

In support of International Women’s Day we’ve put together a tell-all from some of the great female founders we’ve met that will leave you with goosebumps! We went out of the box and asked qu…

Emily Heazlewood: Lessons I learned raising capital for my tech startup

Romer app founder and CEO, Emily Heazlewood admits that her knowledge of capital raising before her successful $250,000 raise was limited. However, fast-forward to today, and Emily now uses her own ex…

A recap of the last six years

It's been 6 years since we launched, becoming New Zealand's first private equity investment marketplace. Co-founder and CEO Simeon Burnett reflects on highlights from this time.

Orchestra – the centralised company and stakeholder hub

We regularly see first-hand the inconvenience that companies go through trying to locate missing or incomplete company/investor data and legal documents. The lack of a unified company and stakeho…

Funding options for companies

Is your business in need of additional funding or working capital for continued growth?There are several different funding options available to companies, including debt and equity solutions. These in…

Why Snowball Effect is launching in Australia

Snowball Effect is a marketplace that simplifies access to a range of alternative investment opportunities, bringing together investors and promising companies seeking funding. Our target market is th…