An introduction to Snowball Effect

Why we believe in what we do, and why we believe equity crowdfunding is so important for New Zealand

Equity crowdfunding in the media

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“Ambitious small companies will have a much wider funding pool to access this year with the advent of equity crowdfunding”

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“Engage their community by offering equity, and ultimately raise money faster and more efficiently” logo

“Allows businesses to raise up to $2 million a year from investors without the usual red tape involved in share issues”

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A year in review timeline for Snowball Effect and equity crowdfunding in New Zealand

Financial Markets Conduct Regulations Warning statement about equity crowdfunding

  • Equity crowdfunding is risky.
  • Issuers (companies issuing shares) using Snowball Effect’s facility include new or rapidly growing ventures. Investment in these types of businesses is very speculative and carries high risks.
  • You may lose your entire investment, and must be in a position to bear this risk without undue hardship.
  • New Zealand law normally requires people who offer financial products to give information to investors before they invest.
  • This requires those offering financial products to have disclosed information that is important for investors to make an informed decision. The usual rules do not apply to offers by issuers using Snowball Effect to raise funds. As a result, you may not be given all the information usually required. You will also have fewer other legal protections for this investment.
  • Ask questions, read all information given carefully, and seek independent financial advice before committing yourself to any investment.

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Luyanba, an equity crowdfunding platform in China

Looking for interested investors in Chinese companies

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Our Partners

Snowball Effect partners with best-in-class organisations to achieve our vision:
A New Zealand economy, fuelled by emerging businesses, backed by everyday Kiwi investors

Wynn Williams Lawyers
The Icehouse
Young Enterprise Trust

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