applying scale to good ideas

Better gets bigger

We believe organic growth is not enough. For kiwi businesses to thrive and compete they must leverage scale, improve productivity and evolve their business models.

Affero Ventures creates scale by bringing together businesses with complimentary capabilities, united under a reinvigorated and vibrant brand.

Injecting expertise to invest in talent, fuelling a culture of creativity and innovation to drive better business performance.


Affero can help you design strategy, find clients, funding and partners to help you transform your business performance.

Specialist consulting capability to assist you to redesign your business model, achieve business growth, stimulate innovation or to provide support to your strategic projects.

We assess market needs, create strategy, assemble and package opportunities ready for investment, connecting you to the best resources and partners to bring your vision to life. 


Warren Hughes

Warren is a passionate believer in people-driven innovation. He has seen first-hand the incredible value talented Kiwi’s, applying innovation, can have on NZ businesses. Warren has held senior roles in some of NZ's most innovative companies. 

Hamish McLachlan

Commercially savvy leader with diverse range of business and strategy expertise. Invaluable depth in finance, business growth and start-ups, helping companies make the right change to fuel growth. 

Chris Chandler

Passionate NZ entrepreneur and investor with a number of successful exits, focussed on strategy and growth and growing NZ company’s both locally and into international markets through strategic relationships.   

Craig Cotton

A culture driven leader who focuses on understanding people’s “why”. With a diverse business and people network, Craig effectively helps Kiwi’s win in business by connecting them to capital, capability and innovative thinking executed with excellence. 

Harry Ferreira

An advocate for SMB’s and their contribution to a strong New Zealand economy. Harry has extensive experience running complex businesses across both corporate and start up environments. Harry has a proven track record accelerating business growth.



We just love that New Zealand is full of amazing companies to work with. Here are some of our partners that help bring our ideas to life, ensure the success of our investments and create value for our clients.

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