Outset Ventures is the Home of Deep Technology. We grow science and engineering start-ups from idea to global impact.

Outset Ventures are the champions of deep technology founders, based in Aotearoa New Zealand. We provide investment, space, and support for technology ventures on the forefront of new industries to thrive.


We’re all about supporting early ideas and helping them get off the ground. We lead pre-seed and seed investment rounds between $100,000 and $3million.


Outset has affordable and flexible space for big ideas to develop, with permitting that allows for both garden variety and exotic R&D to take place. And like a hermit crab, we aim to let you alter your occupancy as necessary.

Launch Lab

This six-month programme is designed to help get your idea off the ground. You will reside on site, immersed in the deep technology venture community, with bespoke support and investment.


Outset is home to the largest private community of deep technology focused founders, tech experts, and investors in the country. Whatever your battle, chances are someone can lend advice based on first-hand experience — just ask around the coffee machine.


World of Drones and Robotics Congress 2023, New Zealand Edition

Outset Ventures is a proud supporter of the World of Drones and Robotics Congress (WoDaRC) New Zealand Edition, taking place in Auckland from May 22nd to 24th, 2023. For the past 7 years the Asia-Pacific’s leading drones and robotics congress has been successfully held in...

NewFish and Cawthron Institute’s Strategic Partnership to Commercialise Microalgae Protein Potential

The Start of a multi-year partnership for R&D of high quality non-animal proteins from microalgae. The following includes excerpts  from NewFish and  Cawthron Institute Statement The partnership combines Cawthron’s expertise in seaweed and microalgae with NewFish’s innovation and commercialization capabilities. The partnership will focus on...

ESOPs Unlocked: An AMA-style Panel Event with Team Outset

Join us for an informative Ask me anything -style Panel event to discuss the how, what and why of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs). The Outset Ventures team Mat Rowe, Angus Blair and Michael Bignell are all set to answer your questions on this popular...

Red Phase receive $397K from from the government’s Low Emission Transport Fund (EECA).

Innovative projects to cut transport emissions and costs, get government co-funding The following includes excerpts  from  New Zealand government  Press Release: Eleven new transport projects including clever solutions for electric vehicle charging, ways to cut fuel costs in heavy freight, and the first marine project...

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