Why We Love New Zealand Investors

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Investors are vital to startups. They provide the capital startups need to fund company growth. In the GAN, 79% of the companies our accelerators have supported are still in business today mainly because of the funding from local investors with the average investment being around $790K.

The Top 10

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It takes a village to start a company and GAN accelerators do a great job surrounding entrepreneurs with a supportive network. Which is why we wanted to take a moment and highlight 10 awesome things GAN members are doing for startups!

Befriend Your Local Angel Investors

Angel investors are the top-funding source for GAN accelerators, and over the last few years, angel investment deals have more than doubled in size. Thus a strong relationship between angel investors and accelerators is key to help grow a startup business. Yesterday we were fortunate enough to have Marianne Hudson, Executive Director of the Angel Capital Association, join us on a call with our members. Marianne shared her insight on what angel investors are looking for and how the angel investor industry is evolving.

The Power of a Network

As a community of the world’s most respected accelerators, we know the positive effect of a powerful network and the strength of the accelerator model. Now we have the numbers to back it up – packaged in one awesome visual.

Aren't Partners Great

It’s not easy or cheap starting your own company. All startups need funding, connections, and best practices for businesses. We’re continually trying to ease these three issues for startups. GAN startups have a leg up in many ways – access to a global network of 8,000 mentors, soft landing space at accelerators worldwide, direct introductions to investors, and over $800k in perks at their disposal from the partnerships we’ve forged.