About Wharf42

Wharf42 was established in 2012 to support early stage Kiwi tech companies connect with Silicon Valley’s vast innovation ecosystem.

In January 2015, we launched the Meteoroid Program. Today, this Program is supporting early stage companies engage with Silicon Valley’s mentor, corporate partner and investor networks. To support this program, we are both a Plug and Play International Partner and a Global Outreach Partner for SVForum. Supporting our commitment to actively increase diversity in tech, we are also represented on the C-Suite Screening Committee of Astia, the largest women founders network in the US.

In New Zealand, Wharf42 is a co-founder of WNT Ventures, the Bay of Plenty-based tech-focused incubator supported by Callaghan Innovation. Through WNT, we actively support the commercialisation of complex IP from New Zealand’s Universities and Crown Research Institutes.

Why Wharf42?

To leverage our extensive Silicon Valley networks to enable early stage Kiwi tech entrepreneurs connect with Silicon Valley’s vast innovation ecosystem.
Wharf42 works with a number of angel network and VC funds in Silicon Valley. We can introduce New Zealand-based investors looking for Valley-based investors to co-fund at Seed stage or participate in future Series A or Series B capital raising rounds.
Corporates are increasingly aware that most disruption to their existing business models and operations will come from emerging startup businesses. Wharf42 supports New Zealand corporates by providing knowledge of, and access to, the key emerging innovation trends and players coming out of Silicon Valley.
Wharf42 is happy to demonstrate its project delivery record with both potential partners and new clients.

What we do

Support You Build Your Silicon Valley Strategy & Engagement

We work with Silicon Valley-based partners to assist introduce Kiwi businesses to experienced mentors, potential business partners and potential investors. Our service is customised to meet your specific needs.

Provide training in New Zealand to prepare you for the US market

Silicon Valley is a very different place to New Zealand. It’s a different culture, a different ecosystem. We work with you in New Zealand to prepare you for your Silicon Valley journey.

Focus on Supporting New Zealand's ICT & AgTech sectors in Silicon Valley

As a Global Outreach Partner of SVForum, we are jointly organising two major conferences in Silicon Valley in 2016 to promote New Zealand’s ICT & AgTech sectors. The Valley ecosystem recognises Wharf42 as being a key bridge to New Zealand’s wider tech sector.

Awesome Service. Awesome Results.

Our Silicon Valley partnerships build on the five year’s experience we have had working and living in Silicon Valley. It’s a region we know. It’s a region we love.
  • Supporting The New Zealand Story

    Open Spaces, Open Hearts & Open Minds

Wharf42 provides access to Silicon Valley's vast innovation ecosystem

We customise our services to meet your specific business needs. To find out more, please contact Peter Wren-Hilton at peter@wharf42.co.nz