Crucial to your investment journey is your pitch, and you should be able to give in five minutes or 30 seconds. You should have it ready to go should you happen to find yourself in front of a potential investor, business partner or other interested party. In this InvestEd Live session, we will discuss building your pitch and its messaging, what other investment collateral you need to have prepared and some of the more commonly asked questions investors will have for you.
You should be present for the whole duration of this event.
Cassie is an Investment Manager supporting companies based in Auckland and
Northland. Her key focus is to attract capital for companies to scale their
Before joining NZTE, Cassie spent a year in Madrid completing an MBA at IE Business School focussing on entrepreneurship and strategy, and working at Fundie Ventures. Prior to this she worked at Deutsche Bank and PwC in London delivering large-scale transfer pricing and transformation projects.
Cassie holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Law degrees from the University of Otago.
Mark Vivian is a Partner at Movac, an early-stage tech investor and venture capital firm where he has worked for the past 12 years. Mark has primary responsibility for fundraising, deal origination, investor relations and talent management. He is currently a Director of TracPlus, Mobi2Go and The Rugby Site, and is a Crown-appointed director of New Zealand Green Investment Finance. He is also an advisory board member of Frank TKH and Cognizance, and a member of the Young Enterprise Trust’s Supporters Council. Prior to joining Movac, Mark spent 10 years in London and San Francisco where he was an early employee of two high growth companies that listed on the London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ, and was Founding CEO of KEA (Kiwi Expat Assocation). Mark has strong skills in fundraising, direct investment, start-ups, establishment and governance.
At NZTE Richard specialises in raising capital for later-stage high growth companies, with a focus on the region of Auckland, he has significant experience in strategy and capital raising. Richard is passionate about helping New Zealand companies succeed and grow on the world stage. Richard's background before NZTE includes as a Director at KPMG, where he was a member of KPMG's High Growth Ventures network as well as the Corporate Strategy team at IAG; he has also worked in investment and start-up roles in the United Kingdom and China.