Venture Portfolio

Venture Portfolio

Greenlight Ventures NZ enables evolution and impact through seed investment.
From the start through to today the focus has been on backing ventures with exceptional founders, game-changing ideas and global reach.
The approach is industry agnostic and reflects the fact Jenny has been involved in a number of industry areas at a high level over the years seeing and recognising a number of pain-points. The ventures backed tend to fall into a number of sectors:

  • Cleantech (eg: LanzaTech, Mint Innovation)
  • Deeptech (Aō Air Inc, Dotterel Technologies)
  • Fintech (Sharesies)
  • Insurtech (Montoux)
  • International impact (OkHi)
  • Medtech (oDocs Eye Care, Orbis Diagnostics, Tiro Medical)
  • Saas (CoGo)
  • Social enterprise (CoGo Connecting Good, PledgeMe)
  • Space (Sen Corporation)

AS AT SEPTEMBER 2021 THE PORTFOLIO INCLUDES:

aō air

Deeptech
Cleantech

Smart facewear.
Better air for life.
Formerly known as O2O2 Inc.
Founded in Auckland, New Zealand.

CoGo

Social enterprise
Sustainability

CoGo Connecting Good is a platform connecting accredited sustainable businesses with consumers and large corporates.
Founded by Ben Gleisner in Wellington.
Offices in Wellington and London.

DEXIBIT

Musetech

Dexibit provides big data analytics for cultural institutions around the world.
Founded in Auckland, New Zealand.

dotterel

Deeptech

Deep-tech noise reduction for drones – for use in filmmaking and noise sensitive industries.
Founded in Auckland, New Zealand.
An early seed investor.

Ethic Adviser

Fintech
Sustainability

Ethic Adviser delivers sustainable investing solutions – it is the responsible investing discovery and advice tool for advisers. Founded by Tom Culver, Ethic Adviser is based in Sydney, Australia.

goodments

Fintech

Investing for good. Ethical investing app.
Founded in Sydney, Australia.
(Acquired by Douugh in 2021.)

INSUREDHQ

Insurtech

Flexible insurance software.
InsuredHQ is a mission-critical application that provides complete policy, claims, accounts and document management systems for insurers, MGAs and brokers. 
Founded in Auckland, New Zealand.

Invert robotics

Deep-tech

Agile suction based climbing robot for use in industrial inspection processes.
Founded in Christchurch, New Zealand.

lanzatEch

Cleantech

Globally recognised gas-liquid fermentation process used to produce fuels from waste carbon.
Founded in New Zealand, now based in Chicago
Founder Dr Sean Simpson

mint innovation

Cleantech

Innovative approaches to biometallurgy – recovering valuable metals from e-waste.
Founded in Auckland, New Zealand.

montoux

Insurtech

The decision science platform for life insurers. Future proofing life insurance.
Montoux provides a purpose built combination of data science, actuarial science and powerful optimisation algorithms designed for the future of life insurance.
Founded in Wellington, New Zealand.

NYRIAD

High performance computing and creating big data solutions.

ODOCS

Medtech
Social Enterprise
Global impact

Retinal imaging technology and technology to enable diagnostic eye care to be more accessible and affordable globally.
Founded in New Zealand by Dr Hong Sheng Chiong and Dr Benjamin O’Keeffe.

OkHi

International impact. 

A digital addressing network to assist those in the world who have no address. Globally 4 billion people have no address.
Founded in Kenya and the UK
Founder Timbo Drayson

ORBIS DIAGNOSTICS

Medtech

A quantitative immunity testing platform addressing the need for accurate immunity testing at points of need, such as airports. Founded by NZ based scientists Prof Cather Simpson and Prof David Williams.

Our energy

Circular economy.
Cleantech.

Energy marketplace platform.
Founded in Wellington, New Zealand.

PLEDGEME

Social enterprise

Crowdfunding platform (equity and project based) with a focus on social enterprise.
Founded in New Zealand. Expanded to Australia.

POWERHOUSE WIND

Cleantech

Innovative wind turbine design for use in small scale and aid environments.
Founded in Dunedin, New Zealand.

POweR ON

Soft robotics

PowerON is turning the vision of soft robotics into reality, through the development and commercialisation of a novel soft electronics technology. PowerON was founded at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute and is based in NZ and Germany. The founding team includes CE Markus Henke and CTO Katie Wilson.

sen corporation

Space  

Democratising access to space. Video streaming from space.
Founded in London by Charles Black.

Sharesies

Fintech

Started as a platform for the millennial investor allowing small deposits into a selection of funds. Sharesies makes investing accessible.
(A founding seed investor.)

tiro medical

Medtech

Enabling digital medicine including new technology for breast cancer screening.

TUHUA VENTURES

Funds 1 and 2

A start-up venture fund.
Founded by Ice angels, Auckland.

ubco

Cleantech.

Utility electric trail bike. All terrain and now on-road.
Founded in the Hutt Valley, Wellington, New Zealand.

UNEEQ

Digital humans

Intelligent digital human business platform.
Formerly known as FaceMe.
Founded in Auckland, New Zealand by Danny Tomsett.

WNT Ventures

Deeptech

Deep tech fund.
A Callaghan Innovation tech incubator.

Ethique

Sustainability
Social enterprise
(Exited October 2020)

Founded by scientist and entrepreneur Brianne West in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Sustainable eco-beauty bars removing bottles and minimising the use of water in production processes.
Ethique is a global business.