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Funding and Capital raising – Perspectives for WealthTech

Funding options for WealthTech in New Zealand are increasing in number and sophistication. Options start from Angel Investment right through to IPOs on NZX or ASX. Join us for a discussion on the most recent funding developments and features affecting New Zealand companies. 

Experts from Kernel Wealth, Hillfarrance, Manuka Capital and ASX will share their experience and knowledge. There will be a facilitated panel discussion, along with plenty of opportunity for questions and networking.

Speaker Bios

Armin Svoboda

Head of Digital,  Kernel Wealth

10+ years’ experience in the creative and technology space. Passionate about assembling and motivating teams, to transform ideas into world-class products, experiences, brands, and businesses. Specialist experience in project and product management, experience design, digital strategy, digital marketing, transformation, digital enablement, and eCommerce. I work on all things digital, product and delivery at Kernel – a digital wealth solution that simplifies successful investment. 


Bill Cheney

Co Founder, Manuka Capital

I monetise software and finance related IP. I have a proven track record in wealth, fintech, messaging, VC, broadcasting, and blockchain.


Blair Harrison

Senior Manager, ASX

My multi-national work experience gives me active professional networks in APAC and EMEA regions crossing over multiple industries at C-Level and senior management.


Jannat Maqbool

MC for the panel discussion, Principal Advisor, Ecosystem

Love life, family and the beach! I want to see the world, and when it’s time to leave I hope when I look back I can say I made a positive impact. Machines doing what machines do best – humans doing what humans do best.

At Wintec I currently lead the development of micro-credentials in collaboration with industry. My current involvement with the technology and innovation ecosystem in New Zealand includes being Smart Cities Advisor at Hamilton City Council, Director – Development & Partnerships at the UoW AI Initiative, Director – NZ at Smart Cities Council ANZ, NZ – Lead at the Central for Data Leadership, and Principal Advisor with Singapore-based tech research firm Ecosystm. In 2017 I also launched Wintec’s IoT Waikato initiative, a regular event connecting the technology sector with tertiary, industry, business and the general public, including schools.

I also volunteer on the Executive Committee of the New Zealand IoT Alliance and New Zealand TechWomen, in working groups with AI Forum New Zealand and Fintech New Zealand, as an Ambassador for World Idea Day, and as Partnerships Manager for TEDxRuakura.



Jun 30
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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