Founding Partners

Adrien Gheur

Adrien says: “I chose to partner with Ngaio thanks to her people-focused attitude, her extensive networks in New Zealand’s early-stage entrepreneurial circles, and her background in physics, deep tech, and innovation. As Chair of KiwiNet and with with multiple exits under her belt, she is a savvy, experienced fund manager who is authentic and kind, and possesses a knack for knowing just what kind of support her founders need.”

Ngaio Merrick

Ngaio says: “I’m partnering with Adrien by virtue of his 20+ years leading venture capital, private equity and hedge funds in 8 different countries. As Co-founder of SE Asia-based Maloekoe Ventures he brings comprehensive understanding of deal structuring and financial instruments, unique insights into local investment landscapes and cultural nuances, and a genuine passion for solving problems. He is thoughtful and highly perceptive - just what you want in a fund partner."

Investors

Alvarium

Our cornerstone investor Alvarium is a global multi-family office, co-investment partner, and merchant banking ecosystem providing tailored solutions for families, foundations and institutions across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Andrew Williams

Andrew Williams is Co-chairman, Partner, and Executive Board Member of Alvarium, an independent, global boutique that offers tailored investment solutions for families, foundations, institutions, and sovereigns. Globally, Alvarium has offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, supervising assets in excess of US$22 billion. Andrew is also Chair of The Prince’s Trust NZ, a charity committed to youth development in New Zealand.

Advisors

Randy Komisar

  • General Partner, Kleiner Perkins
  • Co-founder, Claris 
  • Former CEO, Lucas Arts Entertainment

Dr Michelle Dickenson

  • Founder, Nanogirl Labs
  • Nanotechnologist and materials engineer
  • Scientific advisor

Nathan Bryant - Taukiri

  • Angel investor
  • Tech recruitment leader
  • Growth strategist and advisor

On Lee

  • CTO, GDP Venture 
  • CEO, GDP Labs
  • Microsoft engineer

Janine Grainger

  • Co-Founder & CEO, Easy Crypto

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