Educate and Connect Aspiring Entrepreneurs

 

We help young founders with information and resources about pitching, angel investors and business development. Reach out to us via our contact form to organise a time to chat!

Invest Directly in High Impact Young Founders

 

We run the only angel fund in the world entirely student-run and focused on young founders. It gives high-impact young entrepreneurs an opportunity to take on investment and receive access to a world-class network of founders, investors and mentors.

Engage Students in Angel Investing

 

First Cut engages high calibre university students in the entrepreneurial and investment eco-system. We conduct due diligence, make investment decisions and engage with a wide range of investors and entrepreneurs.

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MEET THE TEAM

Jack McQuire

Jack McQuire

Partner

As ICE Angels’ Network Manager Jack enables First Cut Ventures to connect with and leverage The Icehouse's and ICE Angels’ communities. He is personally an active investor in multiple start-ups, serves as board observer to AskNicely and is in the final stages of a Bachelor of Commerce.

Alex Morreau

Alex Morreau

Partner

An Auckland Grammar old boy, Alex is currently studying towards a Commerce and Arts conjoint degree, majoring in Economics, Finance and History at the University of Auckland. In the future he intends to pursue a career in investment banking.

David Sorrenson

David Sorrenson

Partner

David is in his 3rd year of a conjoint History, Finance and Statistics major at the University of Auckland. A founding member of First Cut and an intern at ICE Angels, David's current focus is on fundraising and growing First Cut.

Hannah Monigatti

Hannah Monigatti

Partner

Hannah is currently studying towards a BCom/BA at the University of Auckland, majoring in Economics, Finance, History and Politics & International Relations. With a firm belief in the role entrepreneurship plays in solving global issues, she's passionate about unleashing Kiwi ingenuity on the world.

Steph Benseman

Steph Benseman

Partner

Jack Kennedy

Jack Kennedy

Partner

Hayden Hughes

Hayden Hughes

Partner

Having recently completed a Law and Business double degree, Hayden is currently the Chief Learning Officer at a local education start up. In his downtime, he enjoys open water swimming and distance running.

Omer Hazer

Omer Hazer

Partner

Omer is from Turkey and has been in New Zealand by himself since the age of 13.
He has studied Mechanical Engineering at Waikato Uni and is now part of the founding team of a startup and is helping First Cut grow in Waikato. Omer is very passionate in supporting and developing the youth entrepreneurship landscape in NZ.

Rees Vinsen

Rees Vinsen

Partner

Rees is experienced in navigating the intersection where social media and business meet. After leaving school at 17, Rees jumped into the marketing bullpen heading a social media startup. He now splits time between directorship roles and personal investment pursuits.

Dylan Rogan

Dylan Rogan

Partner

Alex Rallis

Alex Rallis

Partner

Alex leverages his experience as VMG Ventures’ lead analyst and time spent screening large-scale opportunities for Goat Ventures to focus on deal flow and due diligence for FCV. Alex is passionate about the role that venture capital plays in capital markets and is a start-up investor himself.

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