Easy Crypto

Easy Crypto is New Zealand's leading cryptocurrency retail platform offering customers a safe, secure and simple way to buy, sell and trade more than 150 cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tron and many more.

Launched in 2018 by siblings Janine and Alan Grainger, Easy Crypto’s mission is to make crypto assets accessible and understandable for all, so everyone can get involved in the cryptocurrency market.  

Easy Crypto is headquartered in New Zealand with a growing international footprint that so far spans Australia, South Africa, Philippines and Brazil.


EnergyBank is a Deep Ocean Gravitational Energy Storage company.  Founded by a young and passionate team of mechanical engineers out of University of Auckland, 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.

EnergyBank addresses a global issue of renewable energy being uneconomic at scale.   Their energy-storage-as-a-service offers significantly larger scale and lower cost (<10%) of what’s currently available.   The company is at prototype stage and we participated in their seed round.


UBCO Bikes is a vertically-integrated manufacturer of Utility Electric Vehicles (UEV) and battery technologies targeting enterprise and consumer markets.  They pioneered electric bikes in New Zealand which are now used in various markets such as food delivery, agriculture, conservation, tourism and recreation markets.

The world is witnessing the accelerating shift to electric power driven by climate change, urbanisation and digital technology.  Electric vehicles are expected to grow more than 10x over the next 10 years, with half of all vehicles sold being electric by 2040.  UBCO is well placed to be riding this paradigm shift and has exceptional growth prospects especially in the untapped enterprise market.

Quantifi Photonics

Quantifi Photonics is a technology and fabrication company that provides test & measurement instrumentation and bespoke solutions to the optical communications market. Its products are used by a wide variety of clients from traditional telecom networks and component manufacturers such as Ciena, Google, and Acacia; to prime aerospace contractors such as Raytheon and Lockheed Martin. Their focus is on testing and measuring optical transceivers and coherent optical communications. Their equipment also has wider ranges of applications, is often mixed with a range of equipment from other vendors and is sometimes developed in-house for particular client requirements. 

Quantifi Photonics enable researchers to work with fibre-based equipment which has significantly lower electricity use and substantially less cooling requirements which fits our mandate of improving the planet.

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