We advance great scientific ideas.
Matū invests in scientific and technical ideas at the early stages of commercialisation, enabling them to reach their full potential. We aim to provide the additional support required to create more successes, both in financial and human terms. We are interested in hearing from everyone, from the public and private sectors.
We are looking for scientific ideas with potential to disrupt large markets and achieve global reach. Preferably, these ideas are founded in New Zealand and need to have strong intellectual property rights that can be robustly protected. This includes existing patents, ideas that can be patented, trade secrets, or other forms of protectable IP.
At Matū, we work closely with the companies we invest in, and their founders, in order to guide them to success. We therefore seek passionate and logical founders that are willing take the journey with us. The companies and founders we work with also need to meet the requirements of our Ethical Investment Policy, ensuring that our investments generate positive outcomes, not just in the form of monetary returns, but by creating a positive impact on our societies and the world.
If you want us to sign an NDA before pitching to us, we will probably decline – please see our NDA Policy.
Guidance & Support
Our active approach to our investments means that you get ongoing support and guidance from day one. The Matū team have an extensive track record of actively growing science and technology companies in complex and international markets. The expertise, advice, and network that comes from such experience is integrated into the capital we provide.
We aren’t just a group of business people with money – we speak science. With a team of experts in fields ranging from materials science to biotechnology to artificial intelligence, we can help with all aspects of your business. Many of us have had experience as researchers and understand the pressures. We are on the same team as the innovators we support, and we think that counts for a lot.