Woman Founders

As a nation, we continue to make progress in terms of resources, a diverse choice of funding options, programmes, and networks designed to encourage and boost female entrepreneurship. Here are a few women-focused resources on our radar.

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Accelerator and incubator programmes, grants, Angel investment and venture capital

Arc Angels

ArcAngels is a member-based angel investment organisation focused on building investor knowledge and dedicated to investing in early-stage businesses that are led or managed by women across New Zealand



Asia Pacific Alternative Investment Management firm, Artesian, established an Auckland office with the launch of their $100 million Female Leaders VC Fund that exclusively targets Series A and B rounds of high-growth female-led ventures


Even Capital

The brain-child of successful New Zealand entrepreneur and investor duo Anna Stuck and Sarah Park. Even Capital is a female-founded, female-funded and female-focused capital fund investment for Asia Pacific businesses


Ministry of Awesome: Electrify Accelerator

New Zealand’s only all-ecosystem-backed, start-up accelerator for women founders



This visionary model is emerging as a leading global innovation. The New Zealand branch of SheEO.World was launched by Kiwi businesswoman Theresa Gattung and to date has raised over $1 million, through the radical generosity of women Activators


Soda: Rise Up

Seed grant and accelerator programme for ambitious female founders


Women’s Fund Grant

A unique model of giving through Auckland Foundation. Seeking to create positive change in the lives of Tāmaki Makaurau women by providing financial support to charitable organisations and programmes