Invest with Matū

Matū was established in order to fill a gap in early-stage deep science and technology financing in New Zealand. Our goal is to build a strong, diverse portfolio of technical, IP-rich assets. We invest both financial and intellectual capital, making our ability to contribute value to each investment a key requirement in our selection of portfolio companies.

Matū’s uniqueness comes not just from the sectors we focus on, but from the strong values we apply to the fund and the people within it. You can be sure that each investment is carefully selected through a robust due diligence process, and actively fostered to its fullest potential.

We bring a wealth of experience, both in business and science, with strong connections all over New Zealand and overseas. We also syndicate all of our investments with other professional investors to reduce risk and bring in broader networks.

Our connections allow us to access many projects at a very early stage, often before other potential investors. Accessing projects early on allows us to actively guide and support each company to increase the chances of success.

We can co-found businesses with research institutions and inventors, through truly understanding the underlying science and identifying commercial opportunity.

We are an Open (also known as Evergreen) Fund. This means that we raise capital on a regular basis, and will not be constrained by a fund cap or arbitrary time limits. It allows us to pursue investment opportunities to the optimal exit point, so that our investors can benefit from the full payoff at the right time. Our units are regularly re-priced to reflect the performance of the Portfolio.

Matū’s uniqueness comes not just from the sectors we focus on, but from the strong values we apply to the fund and the people within it.

Our investment strategy has six key principles:

1. To invest in scientific discoveries with disruptive commercial potential in global markets, with IP that can be robustly protected;

2. To syndicate with complementary Funds, Government Agencies, Family Offices and individuals, bringing in broader expertise and connections;

3. To add value as an active participant in each portfolio company;

4. To reserve investment capital for follow-on rounds, supporting the continued growth and success of our portfolio companies;

5. To assist portfolio companies with their capital strategy and preparation for future funding rounds; and

6. To develop an exit strategy for each portfolio company, that remains constantly active within the timeframe of Matū investments.

We have an Ethical Investment Policy that guides our investment process, and ensures that our investments have a positive impact on the world. This is guided by our Fund Values, which drive the way that we interact with our investors and portfolio companies, and govern our decision making.

Only investors who qualify as wholesale or eligible investors under a Schedule 1 exclusion of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 can invest in the Matū Fund. Nothing on our website constitutes an Offer to retail investors.

Interested in investing with Matū?