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Our Portfolio

Massey Ventures has developed a strong portfolio of investments and licensing arrangements.

Licensing Deals

Massey Ventures has a portfolio of licensing deals with our industry partners. Check out some of our case studies below.

Strawberry Birthmarks

Strawberry birthmarks are disfiguring, and potentially life-threatening tumours affecting 1-in-10 children worldwide. Current treatments are reserved for only the most severe cases, due to drug related side-effects. In 2022, Massey Ventures and the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute (GMRI) announced an agreement with AFT Pharmaceuticals to develop a life-changing new treatment for infants' and their families in over 100 countries.

Ferri Pro

In Pakistan, where one in two children are iron deficient, global food giant Nestlé announced the launch of BUNYAD IRON+, an affordable dairy-based drink fortified with a new source of iron in 2022. The unique iron source has three times greater absorption than alternative sources. The FERRI-PRO technology, originally developed by the Riddet Institute at Massey University, was acquired by Nestlé in December 2018. The deal remains the biggest in the University's history, both in terms of commercial and societal impact.


Massey Ventures has a portfolio of spinouts and investments. Check out our current portfolio below.


AndFoods are commercialising an innovative, novel process that produces dairy alternatives without compromise.


Developed by world-leading scientists at the Riddet Institute  their technology enables versatile and delicious dairy alternatives from nutritious and sustainable sources

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EatKinda is a New Zealand plant based food brand, developing treats that are better for our people, our planet and our animals.


Their first product to market is a range of delicious plant based ice creams.

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Captivate Technology Ltd is a clean-tech start-up using a novel, porous Metal Organic Framework (MOF) for carbon capture.
The company plans to pilot their technology with an industrial carbon capture solution for industries like cement or geothermal energy.

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NZ Algae Innovations produces Spirulina dietary supplements under the brand name Tahi Spirulina.

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A co-investment with the Matū Fund, Ampersand Technologies Ltd is developing fast, cheap and accurate DNA-based diagnostics for horticulture, agriculture and environmental applications.

The first diagnostic test proved effective in identifying the pathogen responsible for kāuri dieback, a disease threatening New Zealand’s native kāuri tree.

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Retrabac Therapeutics Ltd is developing a topical anti-bacterial treatment combining three known compounds to target resistant bacteria.

Initial applications will focus on treating burns and soft tissue infection.

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Nanophage Technologies is developing novel technologies for diagnostic testing and vaccine delivery.

Nanophage is a joint venture between Massey Ventures and   Bridgewest Ventures.

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Novolabs was founded to commercialize a novel ultraviolet (UV) light technology to rapidly disinfect liquids. The Supercritical UV technology provides a new cost effective solution for treating low-clarity liquids such as cloudy wastewater.

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Pictor Ltd is collaborating with Massey  University to develop a diagnostic test that detects Johne’s Disease and pregnancy from a single milk sample.

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HARDL is an R&D company utilizing hyperspectral imaging technology for a range of applications. It is the shareholder in Hyperceptions Ltd

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A joint venture with Ravensdown, Hyperceptions is focused on remote sensing applications of hyperspectral imagery technology in the primary sector. 

Using imagery captured from a fixed wing plane, Hyperceptions develops soil fertility maps to enable targeted fertilizer application.

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A joint venture between Grasslanz Technologies Ltd and Hyper-analytics Research and Development Ltd (HARDL).


MI8 Optics uses hyperspectral imaging to detect and identify endophytes in selected ryegrass seed lines.

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A joint venture between NZ company Comfort Group and Massey Ventures. Compress Tech Ltd will commercialize a pressure sensing surface with multiple applications.


Comfort Group has an exclusive license to use the technology in beds.

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Glory League Stats Ltd is an automated video engagement system for amateur basketball. Players can access quality full game videos, personal highlight reels, and stats.

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Based in Palmerston North, Biolumic Ltd develops systems using UV light to increase productivity of commercial horticulture crops.


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Magritek Ltd, makes instruments based on NMR and MRI technology.

With the company trading in the global market Massey Ventures successfully exited the majority of its shareholding, retaining a small share.

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