What’s My Next Step?


One of First Cut’s goals is to reduce the information gap that exists for young founders.

Are you ready for funding? What do investors want in a pitch? What’s a term sheet? What should the next steps be? We can help you with the questions you have.

Whether you are starting out or looking for investment, if you’re under 30, we can help! Reach out to us via our contact form to organise a time to meet or Skype. We’d love to hear from you.

Mentor Network


We have a world-class mentor network of successful entrepreneurs, investors, and businesspeople. By connecting them with our investment companies, we give our young founders an invaluable tool for advice, expertise and connections.

Shane Bradley

Shane founded GrabOne in 2010, before selling it in 2013 to APN. He is co-founder and director of Neighbourly, and investor in several startups, including Designer Wardrobe.

Jamie Beaton

Jamie interned at ICE Angels before founding Crimson Consulting in 2013. Crimson is now valued at US$130M, making Jamie one of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs.

Jonathan Mason

Jonathan is one of NZ’s most experienced financial executives, most recently serving as CFO of Fonterra, NZ’s largest company. He now sits on the boards of Air NZ, Zespri, Vector, and Westpac NZ.