Private offers

The offers presented on this page are only open to investors that meet certain wholesale criteria.

Snowball Effect facilitates private investment for a number of companies who may be seeking expressions of interest from potential cornerstone investors, expertise or may be after additional capital to complete an existing round.

Some offers on this page are not being made as part of Snowball Effect's licensed Equity Crowdfunding service.

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NZ Retail Superstore

Convertible Note Opportunity

Convertible Note investment opportunity in the operator of the New Zealand’s largest retail superstore due to open its doors March 2020. The Convertible Note offers an 11% return*, p.a., paid monthly through to 31 March 2023, with the option at maturity for redemption or conversion into an ordinary shareholding in the operator.

The first tranche of $3.5 million is now closed, with the closing dates for the remaining $3.5 million tranches:

  • Second tranche closes Wednesday, March 18 2020
  • Third tranche closes Thursday, April 16 2020

Minimum investment is $100,000, with $50,000 investment parcels thereafter.

For additional information, contact David Curtis

No indication of interest will involve an obligation or a commitment to acquire shares. This offer is made in accordance with the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013.

* Projected pre-tax return for a three-year period.


Live private placement

Early-stage Fintech opportunity providing white label solutions for the wealth and fund management industry. The company has recently formed two partnerships with industry players and through these partnerships now has a strong position in the NZ market across both fund managers & wealth advisers, with their products also being marketed across Australia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia. The company is raising up to $1.5m, with the round led by an industry player committing $750k.

For additional information, contact Bill O'Boyle

Private Equity fund

Accepting indications of interest

Boutique Private Equity fund open for investment. The fund is a long-term fund, investing in mature, stable Kiwi businesses, and offers investors a quarterly cash distribution (targeting 8% pa, currently paying ~10% pa).

For additional information, contact Bill O'Boyle

Successful private offers


NZD $5,000,000

ArchiPro raised $5,000,000 privately in December 2019 from a small group of new and existing strategic investors.

Karma Cola

NZD $3,192,735

Karma Cola raised $3,192,735 in August 2019 from a group of wholesale investors.


NZD $2,000,000

ArchiPro raised $2,000,000 privately in June 2018 from a small group of strategic investors.

Designer Wardrobe

NZD $912,000

Designer Wardrobe raised $912,000 privately in May 2018 from existing investors and new strategic investors.

Reefton Distilling Co.

NZD $1,370,000

Premium spirits producer raised $1,370,000 in February 2018 from strategic investors and their local community.


NZD $156,000

Biotechnology company raised $156,000 in November 2017.

LINK Business Brokers

NZD $3,200,000

New Zealand's largest business brokerage raised $3,200,000 in August 2017.

Hospitality SaaS

NZD $80,000

Administrative management software company raised $80,000 in July 2017.

Food & beverage

NZD $356,000

Beverage exporter raised $356,000 in June 2017.


NZD $250,000

Offshore farming operation raised $250,000 in May 2017.

Retail tech

NZD $178,000

Retail technology company raised $178,000 in January 2017 from 8 investors.

Venture capital

NZD $175,000

New Zealand meat exporter raised $175,000 in April 2017 from 5 investors.

Venture capital

NZD $440,000

Hardware-focused venture capital fund raised $440,000 in January 2015 from 8 investors.


NZD $770,000

Cleantech company raised $770,000 in December 2015 from 22 investors.

Drone tech

NZD $100,000 raised

Drone technology company raised $100,000 in November 2016 from 7 investors.

Snowball Effect: Private Equity Marketplace

Snowball Effect offers a wide range of services around capital raising that have helped companies of various different industries, backgrounds, and sizes. If you are interested in further information on any of the private opportunities, contact our Head of Growth Capital, Bill O’Boyle.

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Bill O'Boyle

Director - Private Capital, Snowball Effect

[email protected]

Financial Market 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.