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

Kate Wightman

Kate Wightman

Partner

Kate completed a Biotechnology (Hons) degree at the University of Auckland, focusing on improving processing technologies for a NZ health products company. She's now a part of the team at Arc Angels - investing in early stage businesses led by women.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jason Wang

Jason Wang

Partner

Having graduated from the University of Auckland with a master degree in business management, Jason is now working as an investment analyst at the ICE Angels. Fully engaged in the New Zealand startup ecosystem, he also enjoys running in the bush.

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