HB Angels is a membership organisation of angel investors in Hawkes Bay that  invests in New Zealand’s leading high-growth early stage companies, and fosters the development of Hawkes Bay’s entrepreneurial and investment landscape.

In partnership with the Icehouse Ventures Ltd, NZ’s largest investor in start-up ecosystem, we offer our members high quality deal flow, co-investment opportunities and educational sessions.  


Icehouse Ventures is an investment group that backs New Zealand's leading high growth companies. The group includes the Ice Angels, ArcAngels and Hawkes Bay investor networks, Tuhua Ventures, Eden Ventures, First Cut Ventures, a number of passive funds and the Flux Accelerator.

Icehouse Ventures has collectively invested >$106m into 165 statups since 2001 as part of The Icehouse. Icehouse Ventures was established in 2019 with investment from Simplicity Kiwisaver, Jarden, Sir Stephen Tindall's K1W1, and The Icehouse.

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Tuhua invests in New Zealand’s leading start-ups. Investments include Avertana, Nyriad, 90 Seconds, Sunfed, Qotient, Spoke, IMeasureU (acquired by LSE: OMG), TNX, Tradify, Halter, Latipay, Parrot Analytics, Upside Bio, Mint, Spalk, Jude, Cirrus, Uproar, Genoapay (acquired by Latitude FS), Melodics, Sharesies, Rocos, Lanaco, Joyous, Freight Fish, Circular Plastics, Dawn Aerospace, and Jasper.

Tuhua is the Maori word for volcanic glass. It was a prized tool used for hunting in New Zealand and has a rich history with the earliest known blades dating back to 700,000 BC. Well-crafted obsidian blades can have a cutting edge many times sharper than high-quality steel surgical scalpels. Our fund is all about giving entrepreneurs the tools for the hunt.