Andrew Duff says Footfalls & Heartbeats is a “natural fit” with the Global from Day One Seed Funding Programme that Sparkbox manages.
Accessing early money is hard. GD1 invests seed money in early stage concepts and ventures that aren’t yet ready for mature angel or venture capital level investment. Nationally-focused early stage investor Sparkbox Ventures manages this fund and bring to Footfalls & Heartbeats a wealth of governance experience. www.globaldayone.com
Sparkbox Venture Group is New Zealand’s leading early stage investor and has been investing in New Zealand innovation companies since 2001.
The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund Limited (NZVIF) invests into venture capital funds and partners with angel investor groups to drive investment into exciting young New Zealand companies with high-growth potential. Footfalls & Heartbeats is pleased to receive the support of this quality funding group.
The purpose of MBIE is to be a catalyst for a high-performing economy to ensure New Zealand’s lasting prosperity and wellbeing. Footfalls & Heartbeats received research and development funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) in 2011 to help develop the fabric and prototypes.
The Chinese ICE Angels is a group of high net worth Chinese looking for opportunities in early stage New Zealand companies. Footfalls & Heartbeats is the first New Zealand venture to secure investment from this group.