The Golden Ticket programme is an industry driven programme that aims to support New Zealand FinTechs who are embarking on their scale up journey.

The Golden Ticket Programme supports FinTech startups who are ready for their scale up journey. It is our pleasure to announce Catalist Markets as our Golden Ticket holder for Tranche2. Follow their journey on our LinkedIn page.

Golden Ticket Winners


The Founding Partners

As a group we’ve come together to offer one successful startup access to a ‘Golden Ticket’ every quarter. Being granted a ‘Golden Ticket’ provides access to no-nonsense support from each of the partners involved, pro-bono with no strings attached. It’s that simple.

The founding partners include YouDo, Alphero, MinterEllisonRuddWatts, Arcanum, and FinTechNZ. If we can help one startup to not only survive but thrive through their own scale up journey then our programme will have been a success, that’s our mission.


FinTechNZ is a purpose driven community. We contribute to New Zealand’s prosperity through technology innovation in financial services. We bring together a national community of FinTech interests, promote NZ FinTech technology innovation and collaborate to help advance our ecosystem and shared interests for the benefit of New Zealand.


YouDo build software solutions that enable you to scale up your MVP and go to market as soon as possible. Dramatically lower your platform build risk by leveraging our knowledgeable and seasoned support team, leaving product ownership securely in your hands.

We bring software development expertise, platform design and definition capability to the Golden Ticket programme.


Alphero design and deliver some of NZ’s most iconic digital products and services. Specialising in design, native mobile app, web development and strategy. We have a strong culture of innovation and challenging the norm.

We will provide experience review - UX / UI / CX proposition and heuristic audit with best practice recommendations.


Named New Zealand Law Firm of the Year by Chambers and Partners in 2017, MinterEllisonRuddWatts are a leading full service law firm with the expertise to help your team achieve your business objectives.

We bring personalised and pragmatic legal support across all areas of your business including corporate governance, customer and supplier contracts, equity and debt finance, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, and employment.


Arcanum builds enterprise AI solutions. The company specialises in rapidly designing, deploying and running large-scale AI applications. Arcanum is the Australasian leader in delivering AI technology.

We bring data science, computer vision, natural language processing, and predictive analytics expertise as well as access to our proprietary AI engine capable of generating a variety of AI solutions to the Golden Ticket programme.

AWS Activate

AWS Activate provides startups with low cost, easy-to-use infrastructure needed to scale and grow your businesses. With AWS Activate, startups get access to the resources they need to quickly get started on AWS - including credits, training, and support.

Critical Challenges

Developed by a number of partners who all operate in the FinTech ecosystem, we’ve devised a practical program that focuses on a number of common but critical challenges every startup faces as they navigate from prototype through to a revenue generating product or service.

  • Is my minimum viable product (MVP) or service offering concept compelling enough to attract paying customers?

  • How much cash and resources will it take to develop my offering?

  • Are my UI concepts optimised for my customers so they stay engaged?

  • Do I insource or outsource? How long will it take to build a platform that can provide a reliable, scalable and secure service?

  • Am I missing out on newer technologies, like AI and machine learning, to advance my value proposition?