Welcome to the Quarterly Company Progress Report. This report covers details already reported to shareholders on the progress that companies have made since our last update. As always, there’s also an update covering what we’ve been up to at Snowball Effect.
The information below is provided by the companies themselves, and participation in the report is at each company's discretion. Many companies have chosen to moderate the level of financial / commercial information included below due to sensitivity, with shareholders typically receiving more fulsome detail on company progress. There are a small number of companies not covered in the current report due to timing issues with their own shareholder reports. Updates from these companies will be added as their reports are made available to shareholders.
Invivo is one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing wine brands. It produces, markets, and sells a range of wines and spritzers, mostly into offshore markets. Invivo raised $2m through Snowball Effect in April 2015 - the first company in New Zealand to raise the full $2m that can be raised by each company from retail investors through the equity crowdfunding regulations.
Heyrex is a pioneering New Zealand data and technology company that has commercialised a wearable technology for the global veterinary industry capable of managing diet, exercise, monitoring treatment and identifying the potential early signs of illness. Heyrex raised over $800k through Snowball Effect in March 2016.
Veriphi is a New Zealand company that has worked to develop a highly innovative laser-based analyser to verify intravenous drugs and alert clinicians before administration to prevent medication error in hospitals. Veriphi raised over $700k through Snowball Effect in May 2016.
Squirrel Group is made up of Squirrel Mortgages, Squirrel Money (P2P Lending), and TenanSee (SaaS platform for property investors). Squirrel raised over $3.4m through Snowball Effect in April 2015 - the largest raise through an equity crowdfunding marketplace in New Zealand to date.
SOS is a medically formulated hydration drink mix that’s as effective as an IV drip. SOS raised over $250k through Snowball Effect in January 2016.
CarbonScape is an award winning cleantech company with technology that converts waste biomass into valuable Carbon products. CarbonScape raised over $750k through Snowball Effect in December 2014.
Motim Technologies is a creative software company that develops and delivers innovative mobile marketing technology products and services for leading global brands. Motim raised over $550k through Snowball Effect in November 2015.
Mad Group is one of New Zealand’s fastest growing companies, with two extremely passionate brands under one shelter: Mad Mex and Habitual Fix. Mad Group raised $500k through a Snowball Effect Private offer in June 2015.
WOOP makes cooking dinner easy and is a world leader in the pre-prepared food-kit delivery space. Founded by Thomas Dietz in 2015 WOOP is answering to the demands of busy professionals in Auckland who are time poor but still looking to cook delicious healthy dinners. WOOP raised $800k through the Snowball Effect in September 2015.
Breathe Easy is developing Citramel™, an inhaled medicine for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) a chronic genetic illness affecting the lungs and digestive systems of approximately 75,000 children and adults worldwide. Breathe Easy raised over $600k through Snowball Effect in May 2015.
Punakaiki Fund is one of the most active venture capital investors in New Zealand, with investments in 14 high-growth companies across New Zealand. Punakaiki Fund raised $2m through Snowball Effect in July 2015, and over $400k further from Snowball Effect wholesale investors in January 2016.
Mahana is a 2016 New Zealand drama film from the creators of Once Were Warriors and based on Witi Ihimaera's Bulibasha. Mahana raised over $450k through Snowball Effect in October 2014.
Snowball Effect is an online investment marketplace. Our mission is to simplify investment into high growth Kiwi companies. We’ve been funded by existing shareholders and cash flow to date to support the continued growth and development of the equity capital market for early-mid stage New Zealand growth businesses.
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