Fund II

Invest in NZ’s Deep Tech

Outset is the preferred lead investor of deep tech deals in New Zealand. Our competitive advantage lies in the unique intersection of Team, Facilities and Networks. Our deeply experienced people and 5,000m2 of research and development facilities, allow unrivalled access to early stage science and engineering ventures.

Outset Fund II is an actively managed, early-stage (seed+), venture fund that invests in New Zealand deep tech companies. Simply put we invest in ‘atoms’ not ‘bits’. Into companies built on technologies that are based on fundamental scientific advancements or engineering innovations.

Our target founders and companies are visionaries with pioneering technology creating the future industries of tomorrow, today.

By becoming an Investor in Fund II, you will be joining New Zealand’s preferred lead investor of deep tech deals with an unrivalled investment committee that includes Peter Beck (Rocket Lab), Dr. Sean Simpson (LanzaTech) and Dr. Will Barker (Mint Innovation).

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Why Deep Tech?

The Future is Deep Technology

  • Deep Tech companies have always addressed some of society’s most pressing issues
  • Society needs science to find solutions, and science needs capital and capability to make it happen
  • Ultimately, breakthroughs in Deep Tech will facilitate a transition to a stable and sustainable world

Kiwis create great Deep Tech companies

  • We are a country of innovators who are unafraid of going against the world’s best
  • We pick technical niches which are challenging, but also places where we can win
  • Our Māori heritage drives us to take a long-term view

NZ has a track record in Deep Tech

  • International capital knows we can produce Deep Tech winners
  • Our $1b dollar+ NASDAQ Listed VC club: Rocket Lab and LanzaTech
  • Many more are on their way, including our Fund I portfolio companies