BIF Investment Story
We always knew New Zealand was a nation of bright sparks. That’s why we established the Booster Innovation Fund (BIF), which invests in early-stage Kiwi innovation and tech start-ups –the first of its kind on the NZX. Invest with only $1000.
The BIF Investment Story
The Booster Innovation Fund (BIF) provides investment funding for emerging Kiwi companies to take them to the next level of development or commercialisation. Our investment at this early stage means local innovations, jobs, profits and intellectual property stay here in New Zealand for longer – so we all benefit.
What is BIF invested in?
Kiwi innovators and researchers are seeking to solve global problems and build great businesses to positively impact the world we live in.
That's why we created our Booster Innovation Fund (BIF). BIF invests in New Zealand early-stage tech companies that are selected on the basis that they have the potential to become commercially successful globally.
BIF Stories - BIF Bright Sparks
Read more about the early-stage tech Kiwi companies in the growing Booster Innovation Fund (BIF) portfolio, who are breaking new ground by challenging industrial norms with trailblazing ideas in the areas of medicine, science, the environment and more.
Meet the Booster Innovation Fund team
BIF is managed by a professional and highly experienced team, working alongside partners that have expertise in developing and commercialising intellectual property.
Nic has over 15 years' experience in investment analysis
Nic originally joined Booster in 2004 and has held a number of specialist portfolio management and analysis roles, covering fixed interest portfolios, equities, currencies and overall asset allocation. Nic is a CFA Charterholder.
Brendon brings 30 years of financial markets experience, working in both the private and government sectors.
Brendon has held senior roles with New Zealand Treasury, Westpac Banking Corporation, and the Rural Bank.
David has over 35 years’ experience in investment management and portfolio research. He joined Booster in 2000 as our Chief Investment Officer. David’s key areas of focus are strategy, investment stewardship and Financial Adviser relationships.
Melissa has over 20 years’ experience in the investment and science commercialisation sectors.
Melissa has had technology commercialisation roles in both the public and private sectors. She has held executive and director roles in technology start-up companies, leading strategic growth and capital raising, establishing international sales and negotiating key partnerships.
Alison is the Chief Operating Officer for the Booster Group and has been with Booster since 2007.
Alison has over 20 years’ experience in investment banking and energy markets, focusing on settlement and administration, and also has a strong business analyst background from the various roles she has performed during her career.
John is the Chair of the Manager's Board of Directors, and an independent director. He brings a wealth of experience from his 37-year career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, of which 25 years has been as a partner in advisory and assurance.
John has extensive experience across different sectors and has held a number of governance roles in various industries including Wellington UniVentures.