GD1 Tech Connect Newsletter 01#


Lots of things are happening in Aotearoa New Zealand’s VC and tech ecosystem! Starting this August we will be sharing monthly newsletters that cover


🎉 What's going on in the ecosystem

🎉 Resources we love!

🎉 GD1 updates 

🎉 Meet the team profiles

See below a snapshot of the first 'GD1 Tech Connect' Newsletter.

🎉  What's going  on in the ecosystem


Another  Aotearoa New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards is done and dusted!

We  are incredibly proud to back a number of award-winning companies including  Auror, UBCO and StretchSense!  Congrats to all the winners, finalist and  to all of those that took the time to enter. Well done! 

  • Most Innovative Hi-Tech Software Solution - Auror
  • Most Innovative Hi-Tech Hardware Product, Highly Commended - StretchSense
  • Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year UBCO, Highly Commended - Auror

Up and coming events 

If  you are a Tech Founder navigating the complexities of raising your next round  of capital or a start-up expanding internationally we would love to  help. Register for our AMA  sessions today! 

Below  are a few upcoming events we have our eye on: 

🎉  Resources we  love!

Pauli and Izzy have made it SUPER easy to know what is going on and when!


If  you're planning an event or just want to know what's happening checkout and  fill in the Aotearoa Events google sheet.  After that, Izzy filters these events into a downloadable Gmail calendar

Both  must-have resources! See a few more resources we are loving below.

🎉 GD1 Updates 

We have added 3 new organizations to our Fund 3  community. 


Zenno - Zenno's  satellite control and propulsion system are set to revolutionise the way  spacecrafts navigate space and the impact they have on our planet. Check them out in  TechCrunch. 

PhaseOne Ventures - PhaseOne  is an early-stage founder community with a vision to create an even happier  Aotearoa New Zealand empowered by a thriving and vibrant startup  ecosystem. Read more in NBR. 

 Vxt Investment - Vxt  is an intelligent cloud-based communications platform that automates  repetitive and administrative time-intensive tasks for high call volume  customers. Watch Luke on StartUp Daily. 

GD1 Resources on YouTube! 

GD1 Youtube Channel is  now live! We'll continue to upload new content regularly. Check out our first recording of  How to get to First Cheque Status and Beyond - A Silicon Valley Perspective.


Are  you interested in joining our LP community?

We  welcomed the Rātā Foundation,  (one of NZ's largest philanthropic funders, to our Fund 3 LP community). Read  more about it here.  We are  currently raising Fund 3 and our Web3 Fund. If you are interested in becoming  an LP,  reach out today!


🎉 Team member profile of the month

Nawaz Ahmed

General  Partner of our Web3 fund has recently joined the team. Nawaz is a definite  character known in the office for his epic range of hoodies (including a pokemon one). Click his name for more information!

If you are looking for specific information we didn’t cover, let us know we would love to hear from you.

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Written bY
GD1 Team



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