Private offers

We're on a mission to simplify investment into high growth Kiwi companies

As part of our expanding service to companies and investors, Snowball Effect has been mandated to facilitate private investment for a number of companies. We do this by connecting these companies with suitable investors within our network. These companies may be seeking expertise as well as private capital, or they may just be after additional capital to complete an existing round.

Our aim is to bring you concise summaries of private opportunities, so you can quickly assess if they match your interests. Some of these companies are happy to have an overview of their business presented publicly. In order to protect company and commercial confidentiality, we are providing a short briefing on each of those businesses.


Sample of private offers

Private offers opening soon and currently available include:

  • Home automation business raising up to $500,000.
  • Sports hydration business raising up to $1,000,000.

If you are interested in further information on any of the opportunities, please email [email protected] or call on 027-489-8947 to speak to him personally.


Private summary profiles

The following companies have provided a summary of their private offering for potential investors. Full information about these offers is available on request to appropriately qualified investors. To receive more information about these offers, please complete your investor profile and then contact the Snowball Effect team to request access to the offer.

SYLO - Confidential online communication

Funding Stage
Growth funding. 2017 year-end annualised revenue forecast of $1.2m and 2018 of $4.8m.

Raise Size & Funding Type 
Equity raise of up to $500,000. 

Market Focus
United Kingdom and United States. 

Company Base
Auckland. 

Investor Involvement
A significant investor with a relevant background may be considered for a board position. 

Background
SYLO is an off-cloud communication application for professionals that enables people to seamlessly conduct online video and audio sessions and transmit data (files, documents, media) with peers and clients confidentially and securely.

SYLO makes this possible by facilitating direct connection between users (nothing is stored in the cloud) with unique end-to-end encryption for each communication. This results in SYLO being able to deliver confidential and high-quality real-time communication. It could be described as the Whatsapp for professionals (but with video).

SYLO is available on all major platforms (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android) and has been benchmarked against all well-known communication apps currently in market, with superior results in terms of connection speed and call quality (including resolution in the case of video calls). The largest market to adopt SYLO since launch is professionals within the Mental Health space (online clinical sessions), and the Legal market.

Next steps
For interested investors an Information Memorandum is available on request, followed by an opportunity to meet with the management team. Minimum investment $10k. This offer is open to wholesale investors only.

If you would like to request the IM or discuss the opportunity, please email [email protected] or call on 027-489-8947.


Successful private offers

Below is a selection of the successfully completed private offers that have been facilitated by Snowball Effect with wholesale investors. To date we have facilitated over $6.2 million in private investment:

  • Venture capital fund raised $440,000 in January 2015 from 8 investors.
  • Cleantech company raised $770,000 in December 2015 from 22 investors.
  • Drone technology company raised $100,000 in November 2016 from 7 investors.
  • Retail technology company raised $180,000 in January 2017 from 8 investors.
  • Food and beverage exporter raised $175,000 in April 2017.
  • Offshore farming operation raised $250,000 in May 2017.
  • Food and beverage raised $330,000 in June 2017.
  • Professional services business raised $3,200,000 in August 2017.

The offers on this page are only open investors that meet certain criteria. Not all of the private opportunities are displayed on this page. To ensure that you get access to the full range of opportunities, please verify your investor status on Snowball Effect.

If you are interested in further information on any of the private opportunities, please email [email protected] or call him on 027-489-8947.