GD1 FAQs

What is Global from Day One?

Global from Day One (GD1) is a New Zealand based Seed Funding Programme that invests in early stage concepts, ventures and science that have global business potential.

Who is GD1 open to?

GD1 invests in New Zealand ideas and entrepreneurs, encouraging applications from individuals, research organisations, universities, incubators, and private enterprise.

Can I apply if I live outside of New Zealand?

Unfortunately not. We only invest in New Zealand companies.

How much does GD1 invest?

GD1 can invest up to $250,000 NZD in any one company. Often we will syndicate our investments with other investors.

How do I apply to GD1?

The most effective way to 'submit an application' to GD1 is to network your way to one of the team members and open up a dialogue. Alternatively, applications need to be submitted to GD1 via the online Gust platform. Use the 'Apply Now' buttons on this website to be taken directly to the application forms. If your venture already has a profile on Gust, simply search for 'GD1' under investors. We will not be considering any applications that are not submitted to GD1 via Gust.

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