Dear Potential Participant,

We are conducting research on female early-stage investors based in New Zealand to better understand their role in the local startup and early-stage company capital market. Ultimately, we hope this research can be used to increase participation and engagement by female investors in the startup ecosystem.

The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, and is open to partipants who meet the following criteria: identify as female; are based in New Zealand; and have invested in early-stage companies within New Zealand.

Your answers will be confidential: Responses to the survey questions will be anonymous, unless you answer the optional identification questions at the end of the survey. The research report will not include any information that could potentially identify you. ecentre will make every effort to ensure that the records of this study will be kept private and confidential.

Participation is voluntary: Taking part in this study is completely voluntary.

If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Young (CEO) at the ecentre at jackie.young@ecentre.org.nz

The final research report will be made available publicly. Participants can receive an advance copy of the report by emailing us at reception@ecentre.org.nz once the survey has been completed.

If you agree to participate in this study, kindly continue to the main survey.

Thank you for your support.

Kind regards,

Jackie Young, CEO, ecentre Ltd.

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* 1. I consent for information that I provide in this questionnaire to be used by the ecentre for research into the differences between male and female investment criteria.