Stephane Janson on the name behind venture capital firm Pacific Channel

February 15, 2023

The ability to commercialise deep tech, by firstly building a company in New Zealand and then strategically channelling it across the pacific to facilitate access to some of the world’s largest markets while maintaining a strong base here is at the heart of Pacific Channel’s DNA.

The name Pacific Channel perfectly embodies our vision. It’s a name which we’ve had since the day we first established the venture capital company. It’s still reflective of what we do today and is a true representation of what our team continues to offer researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and investors.

We understand that successfully commercialising deep tech requires time, talent, knowledge, collaboration, and effort. It also demands a profound understanding of the intricacies and nuances of specific markets.  As we invest from seed through to Series A, we play a critical role as a foundational layer in the deep tech sector.

With our deep industry expertise and extensive network, we partner with entrepreneurs to assist them in navigating the complex path from innovation to market success. In addition to capital, we provide strategic guidance, mentorship, and access to our diverse ecosystem of partners, helping our portfolio companies accelerate growth and scale their businesses effectively.

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