Powerhouse invests in ground-breaking intellectual property generated through scientific and technological research.
We take a systematic approach to developing outstanding businesses that compete on a national and international scale.
Through our close relationships with universities we are able to access and understand the research presented to us. Our investment team works closely with our newly-formed portfolio companies to shape them from the inside out.
The Business Model to Achieve this relies on Three Core Components:
Powerhouse has taken steps over the past year to advance each of these vital mechanisms that drive our success. Unrivalled access to intellectual property In addition to the ongoing development of our New Zealand activities, this year our expansion progressed into Australia. We have already begun screening technology from some of Australia’s leading universities and have invested in our first spinout created with the University of South Australia.
Access to University or Crown Research Institute sourced, potentially disruptive, commercialisable intellectual property;
A rigorous and systematic approach to opportunity selection, shaping and business building; and
Access to extensive sources of capital to finance businesses as they develop and mature into profitable companies.