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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.

Is KiwiSaver really investing in the future of New Zealand?

Allocating appropriate amounts to alternate asset classes enhances return potential and reduces risk via diversification benefits. In a world where growing companies are staying private for longer, some Kiwi funds are being left behind international counterparts with their public-markets-only approach.

Common mistakes that companies make with offer videos

The quality of your offer video can make or break an investor’s perception of your capital raising offer. It will often be the first impression you get to make on an investor who visits your offer page.

NZ Super Fund’s view of expansion capital

Our sovereign wealth fund, the NZ Superannuation Fund, released a report at the end of last year covering its investment view on the market for expansion capital in New Zealand.

PWA Investor Master Class Highlights

​Snowball Effect members were recently treated to a presentation from independent financial advisory firm Private Wealth Advisers, as part of Snowball’s Investor Masterclass series.

Lessons for early-stage investment

For the last Snowball Effect investor master class of 2017 we invited Lance Wiggs of Punakaiki Fund to repeat his popular early-stage portfolio investing workshop from 2016.

Recap of the last 3 years

Over the last three years, Snowball Effect has raised $29 million across 35 offers. 25 of these offers were made available publicly to retail investors and 10 were only made available privately. The public offers generated $23.1 million in investment and the private offers generated $6.1 million.

Becoming an effective director

In every business we need to be searching for effective directors and spreading the search to a diversity of age, culture and gender is part of that.

Export tips from Katabolt

Successful New Zealand exporters prioritise markets for development growth and take as much responsibility for growing the export market as their partners do.

1 Faraday Street

We have moved to new offices at 1 Faraday Street, Parnell, Auckland. It's a great neighbourhood with lots of interesting companies in the area.

Quarterly Company Progress Report – March 2017

Welcome to the March 2017 Quarterly Company Progress Report. This report covers details already reported to shareholders on the progress that companies have made since our last update. There’s also …

How the Snowball Effect nominee works for investors

A nominee is an entity that is nominated to hold assets on behalf of another entity. In the world of early-stage investing, the nominee’s role is to hold shares in a company on behalf of the underlying investors in the business.

Investment Sectors 2017

Industries that our investors are looking at in 2017 In the past couple of years we’ve seen successful offers from a wide range of industries including financial services, food and beverage, hardwar…

We’re growing

Our team is expanding in 2017. We're hiring in several areas of the team. We've launched a new careers page to keep people up to date.

Quarterly Company Progress Report – December 2016

Welcome to the December 2016 Quarterly Company Progress Report. This report covers details already reported to shareholders on the progress that companies have made since our last update. There’s al…

Snowball Effect Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday gifts from companies that have raised capital on Snowball Effect.