New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE)

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE)

Te Taurapa Tūhono | New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the government agency charged with helping New Zealand businesses to grow internationally.

  • We use our extensive knowledge and global networks to help exporters of all sizes make better decisions and connect to the right partners and investors.
  • We connect international businesses and investors with high-value growth opportunities in New Zealand.

By supporting New Zealand businesses, we boost New Zealand's economy and reputation, and help to share what's special about New Zealand with the rest of the world.

What we do

NZTE helps New Zealand businesses to grow internationally by:

  • making our knowledge, resources and connections available to New Zealand businesses, Māori entities and coalitions
  • connecting New Zealand businesses with the right partners and investors for growth
  • connecting global investors and companies with opportunities in New Zealand
  • elevating New Zealand's business reputation in international markets.

We tailor our support to our customers' changing needs, offering light-touch guidance to those at the beginning of their export journey and engaging more intensively with those who are further along. We don't charge anything for our time.

InvestEd is NZTE's free online resource for businesses looking to attract investors and raise capital.

Do you want to attract investment capital that will take your business to the next level? Compiled by NZTE's Investment Team, InvestEd is your gateway to a wealth of practical information, essential tips and advice. You'll also learn from New Zealand business owners and founders, and investors.

InvestEd guides you through the key stages in the capital raising process – from learning about New Zealand's investment landscape, getting prepared before you connect with investors, through to what to expect once the deal is done. InvestEd topics cover:

  • the fundamentals of raising growth capital
  • how to think about your growth plan, business model, market and competitors from the lens of an investor
  • building your financial model
  • pitching to investors
  • doing the deal

The material is flexible to access. You can choose to complete all the modules; or pick and choose ones that are most relevant to your business stage.

How NZTE can support pakihi Māori

The NZTE Investment team supports ambitious businesses to raise growth capital, and matches investors with investment opportunities that benefit Aotearoa.

We look for investors who can bring knowledge and connections to the table, support growth and create jobs in the regions, who can lift wages and spend with local suppliers, and who can support sustainable land use. We measure these aspects of an investment to find out exactly how much it benefits the New Zealand economy.

We work with iwi holding and operating companies, Māori land trusts and incorporations, whānau-owned companies, companies with Māori shareholders and Māori values, and companies that rely on Māori resources. We don't have a set definition for a Māori entity – it's up to you to self-identify.

It doesn't cost anything to work with us, and we can support you, whether your goal is an early-stage capital raise or a multi-million dollar project.

  • Strategy and planning tools
  • Preparation services
  • Connections to investors and partners

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