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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Merit Meats

Accepting indications of interest

Merits Meats has identified an opportunity to expand its business into products derived from NZ Wild Red Deer, targeting the pet food, hydrolysed collagen products and convenience foods.

Merit Meats is seeking up to $2m of new capital to accelerate the expansion of its business. Investors will share in the returns from the existing profitable business as well as benefiting from its expansion.

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Karma Drinks

Accepting indications of interest

Karma Drinks (Karma Cola) produce a range of organic sodas, probiotic kombuchas and switchels. Since raising over $3m last year, Karma Drinks has continued its growth, released a variety of new products, and opened up new sales channels.

This offer will be open to wholesale investors with $10k min investment.

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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). Minimum investment amount of $100k.

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.


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.


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.

Venture Capital

NZD $175,000

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

Retail Tech

NZD $178,000

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

Drone Tech

NZD $100,000

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


NZD $770,000

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

Venture Capital

NZD $770,000

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