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NZ startup EnergyBank: ‘we can help decarbonise 42 countries’

EnergyBank is a Deep Ocean Gravitational Energy Storage company, co-founded and led by Tim Hawkey. They are developing a low-cost, scalable electricity storage technology with very high round-trip efficiencies with the aim of catalysing grid decarbonization.  The Company’s solution involves deployment of mass produced floating units (buoys) in deep ocean next to high population metropolitan areas.  Nuance love the team's vision to make a real difference to the world and had participa...

October 21, 2021

Solving global banking problems from New Zealand

In New Zealand, we don’t think twice about the access we have to banking services, the relative ease with which we can send and receive payments and the plethora of financial return products available to us. In countries which have suffered the ravages of hyperinflation, exchange controls or where large portions of the population remain unbanked, the financial playing field is far more unequal for ordinary people. How having access to credit cards, wealth management products, high interest ear...

October 6, 2021

Why Crypto Matters

In developed countries, we don’t think twice about the access we have to banking services, the (relative) ease with which we can send and receive payments and the plethora of financial return products available to us.Those of us who have lived in countries that have suffered the ravages of hyperinflation, exchange controls or where large portions of the population remain unbanked, understand how unequal the financial playing field is for ordinary people. How having access to credit c...

September 30, 2021

NZGCP endorse Nuance with $17m investment

Nuance Connected Capital is thrilled to welcome Elevate NZ Venture Fund as our second cornerstone investor and celebrate $55 million raised to date.Huge thanks to James Pinner and Jason Roche, CFA for their support, we are excited to be working with you to help NZ grow smart, scalable solutions to global issues. Read more at:NZ Growth Capital Partners https://lnkd.in/g6MyEyFUNational Business Review https://lnkd.in/eiZ2fT_3...

September 29, 2021

UBCO secures Series B first investor

Nuance Connected Capital is focused on empowering Kiwi solutions to help solve global problems designed to improve the planet and the way people live on it. We're super excited to see the announcement of our investment in UBCO - Utility Electric Vehicles in TechCrunch. With their successful track record of innovative solutions for sustainable transport and our ability to connect them to global networks, we look forward to helping them to scale into new international markets....

September 29, 2021

Scaling a business while borders are closed

By Adrien Gheur For a while there it looked as though we were finally going to be able to plan some international travel in early 2022!  However, this week the COVID Delta variant escaped in the community here in New Zealand and has sadly extinguished those dreams again. Once again, we find ourselves in the bottom right corner of the world physically feeling more and more disconnected from everyone.  Rainy, cold and wet - winter in New Zealand with closed borders often feels ...

September 29, 2021

Breeding Unicorns

Great to see Nuance Connected Capital co-founder Adrien Gheur featured in this Stuff article by Amanda Cropp alongside other incredible founders and thought leaders in business.Helping companies to think about global scale early on and mentoring founders in how to do this is a huge part of what we do as we all work together to build the growing NZ start-up ecosystem...

September 29, 2021

Quantifi Photonics Closes Series B

Supporting the ecosystem in New Zealand to help take global solutions to the world is at the core of what we do at Nuance Connected Capital which is why we are excited to be co-investing with Punakaiki Fund, Pacific Channel, Simplicity, K1W1, and NZ Growth Capital Partners' Aspire Fund in Quantifi Photonics' $15m Series B funding round. Congratulations to founders Andrew Stevens and Iannick Monfils ...

September 29, 2021

Nuance Expands Team

"As our investments grow, so does our team. Nuance Connected Capital are excited to announce the appointment of Mitali Purohit as Investment Manager. With strong public and private deeptech sector experience, Mitali joins us from Callaghan Innovation where she oversaw deeptech commercialisation through Government partnership with technology incubators. Passionate about working with ventures that have strong social and environmental impact and a staunch supporter of female entrepreneurship we are...

September 29, 2021

UBCO raises $10m

Nuance Connected Capital is focused on empowering Kiwi solutions to help solve global problems designed to improve the planet and the way people live on it. We're super excited to see the announcement of our investment in UBCO - Utility Electric Vehicles in TechCrunch. With their successful track record of innovative solutions for sustainable transport and our ability to connect them to global networks, we look forward to helping them to scale into new international markets. ...

September 29, 2021

Nuance Connected Capital Launches

Nuance Connected Capital announced the launch of their early stage venture capital fund today. Targeted at ambitious New Zealand entrepreneurs focussed on solving important global issues, co-founder Ngaio Merrick spoke with Fiona Rotherham for an exclusive National Business Review interview about how she and Adrien Gheur believe the fund will help New Zealand deep-tech companies looking to scale.Find the full interview at: https://lnkd.in/gUQq2rm...

September 29, 2021

The Story of Nuance Connected Capital

The story of Nuance Connected Capital first began on an evening in 2019, when Adrien Gheur met Ngaio Merrick for the first time at an angel investors’ summit in Ōtautahi (Christchurch). The two chatted briefly that night, but it was long enough for favourable first impressions to form.  Adrien was impressed by Ngaio’s sharp intellect and direct yet genuine personality. Ngaio was initially struck by Adrien’s quiet intensity, with a laser focus on his ambition to create a venture fund ...

May 13, 2021

Ngaio’s Story: For the Love of People, Change, and Authenticity

Within New Zealand’s investment community, Ngaio Merrick has a reputation for being refreshingly direct. Alongside her ability to quickly forge genuine relationships, it is her knack for connecting with people and being exceptionally kind that she credits for her success in the investment sector, and it has played a part in her becoming New Zealand’s first female founding partner in a deep-tech venture capital fund. There are three things Ngaio credits for her direct yet kind manner of engag...

May 4, 2021

Adrien’s Story: Connecting New Zealand’s Talent to the World

Adrien Gheur jokes that when he tells people that he lived in eight different countries spread across four continents while growing up, they reply that his parents must have been diplomats, spies, or convicts.  The youngest of five children, Adrien has lived in South Africa, Canada, USA, Belgium, Hong Kong, UK, Indonesia, Singapore, and New Zealand, and much like his venture fund partner at Nuance Connected Capital, Ngaio Merrick, he spent his early childhood surrounded by many different ki...

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