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Read our latest articles and news about investing in private companies

8 questions you should ask before investing

So you’re thinking of investing in a high-growth business. Before you make a financial commitment, it’s essential first to do your due diligence and look for answers to any questions you have abou…

Company valuation techniques for a capital raise

Valuing a company is an essential step in a business’ capital raise preparations. Not only does it dictate the worth of the business and define the terms of investment, but it also puts a value on h…

Why are Shareholders' Agreements so important

A Shareholder Agreement is an essential company document that clearly defines the relationship between a company and its shareholders. It plays an important part in influencing decision making, roles…

What you need to know when preparing for a capital raise

Are you interested in doing a capital raise for your company? One of the common mistakes we see many companies make when they approach us about undertaking a capital raise is a lack of pre-work. Takin…

A recap of the last six years

It's been 6 years since we launched, becoming New Zealand's first private equity investment marketplace. Co-founder and CEO Simeon Burnett reflects on highlights from this time.

How Little Island raised $3.2m during COVID-19

Launching a public company offer can take several months of planning and preparation for both the company and Snowball Effect's team. Throw into the mix a global pandemic like COVID-19, and you have t…

Orchestra – the centralised company and stakeholder hub

We regularly see first-hand the inconvenience that companies go through trying to locate missing or incomplete company/investor data and legal documents. The lack of a unified company and stakeho…

Funding your business post COVID19 lockdown

Will your business need additional funding or working capital to make it through the aftermath of COVID-19? Will you be ready to jump on new opportunities that suddenly emerge?  It is very no…

Outsourcing your Share Registry

Why are so many New Zealand companies still choosing to manage their Share Registry in an excel spreadsheet instead of spending a fraction of the reparation costs to outsource it?

Quarterly Report Template

Quarterly reports are one of the most important, yet overlooked pieces of information that New Zealand companies should be preparing for their shareholders. Here is our guide on how to prepare one.

Investor education series: Direct private equity investing #3

The final part of our investor series on direct private equity investing looks at diversification and portfolio construction.

Investor education series: Direct private equity investing #2

In the second part of our investor education series, we analyse private equity investment returns, and take a look behind the numbers at some complicating factors, including the 'power law'.

Investor education series: Direct private equity investing #1

Part 1 of 3: We look at different methods for calculating returns on private company investments.

Picking apart the FMA's 2018 online investment data

The FMA has recently released their annual data insights into NZ’s fintech space for June 2018. Of particular interest to us at Snowball Effect is how the online equity investment industry is continuing to develop.

Information Memorandum Template

Capital raising information memorandum template in Google Docs and Microsoft Word format available for download.

ArchiPro Case Study

ArchiPro capital raising advisory services case study. The case study covers offer materials, independent director placement, and ongoing investor relations support.

Recap of our first 4 years

2018 has been a record year for Snowball Effect. We have now been operating for 4 years so we wanted to share a recap of our first 4 years. So far we have raised $42 million across 54 offers.

Share Register Template

Keeping a share register is an important legal obligation for all New Zealand companies because the register is the official record of who owns what portion of a company.