Getting Funding

We want to advance great scientific ideas.

With a focus on scientific, IP-rich ideas, Matū is looking to invest at the early stages of commercialisation. Our vision is to create employment, commercial success, and wealth for New Zealanders from inventions in our scientific communities. We believe that there is a detrimental shortage of funding available for deep tech and science ventures, and we aim to provide the additional support required to create more successes in this industry. We are interested in hearing from everyone, from research institutes to universities and the private sector.

We are looking for scientific ideas with a large potential 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, or other forms of protectable IP too.

Matū is looking to get stuck in and guide these companies to success. This requires passionate and logical founders that are willing take the journey with us. Companies and founders also need to meet the requirements of our Ethical Investment Policy.

Guidance and Support

We take an active approach to our investments, meaning that you get ongoing support and guidance from day one. Our partners 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 built-in to 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.

We are on the same team as our founders, and we think that counts for a lot.

If you are interested in applying for funding, contact us to have a chat with one of the team.