NZ Rise and NZ Trade & Enterprise invite you to spend two hours learning about the post-Angel growth funding environment.

Location – NZTE Level 12, Majestic Centre, 100 Willis Street Wellington

Date and Time – 3:00-5:00pm Thursday 13 November 2014

RSVP – Karen Monks or @NZRise on Twitter or Internal Discussion Board

Lance Wiggs, a Better by Capital Service Provider, will lead the discussion, exploring topics such as;

  • What your business needs to look like to appeal to investors and other funding providers
  • The steps you need to take to get investment ready
  • The funding environment – what’s actually available?
  •  Where to go and who to meet with

Lance Wiggs has extensive local and international experience across multiple sectors as an investor, founder, advisor and director. He has been involved in these capacities within many companies, including Trade Me, BHP Billiton and Fairfax Media; and he has also spent time consulting in the US for McKinsey. Lance is an active private investor, with a particular focus on NZ internet and technology companies, and recently launched Punakaiki Fund to focus on the same sectors.

As an independent advisor he provides strategy, financial advisory, growth and turn-around facilitation and consulting to businesses ranging from idea stage through to multi-national corporations. He assists with preparing for, and negotiating major commercial arrangements and M&A deals, and provides advice on business improvements to attract investment at higher valuations. He has a B Tech from Massey and a Yale MBA in Finance and Strategy and writes at and For further information, visit

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