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Pacific Channel

Pacific Channel is a specialist deep-tech venture capital firm investing in great people using breakthrough science and advanced engineering to create transformative impact.

For twenty years, Pacific Channel has been at the forefront of New Zealand’s deep tech sector, investing in researchers, founders and entrepreneurs who have identified meaningful science or unique engineering solutions to address complex, global challenges facing the future of our food, our health, and our environment. In addition, Pacific Channel also looks to identify unique technology capabilities that may help solve a food, health or environmental problem. 

Pacific Channel invests in companies at different stages, however, the primary focus is pre-seed through to Series A. Pacific Channel also aims to provide a capital pathway to larger funding rounds through follow-on investing into many of the firm’s portfolio companies. 

As an approved Callaghan Innovation Deep Tech Incubator partner, Pacific Channel is committed to backing deep tech ventures at their earliest stage. By providing specialist capital, expertise, experience and access to global networks, Pacific Channel actively supports the deep tech companies in its portfolio to take their ground-breaking research and innovations to the global market. 

At the core of Pacific Channel is a team passionate about supporting ambitious New Zealand deep tech ventures. Comprising PhDs, industry experts, serial exited entrepreneurs, investment professionals, venture partners, advisors, and strategic consultants, the Pacific Channel team has a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities deep tech startups face.  

Pacific Channel’s approach to investing in deep tech extends beyond providing the right mix of patient capital to being a long-term partner, supporting startups with technical, IP and commercial expertise, an understanding of the risks and timeframes associated with deep tech development, and access to an extensive network of industry contacts, strategic partners, and potential customers. The firm’s connections within the local and global scientific and business communities create opportunities and facilitate collaborations that help startups achieve value inflection points and establish a strong market presence.

Pacific Channel has successfully incubated and scaled numerous companies that are already providing a glimpse of what is possible. If you are interested in speaking to one of the team about your innovation, please get in touch. 

Areas of experience
  • Technical and scientific evaluation
  • Market analysis and validation
  • Capital raising, structuring and syndication
  • Intellectual Property Protection strategy
  • Governance
  • Commercialisation
  • Financial analysis
Sector experience
  • Clean tech
  • Climate tech
  • AgriTech
  • Medical Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Advanced Manufacturing


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