About Akahu

Akahu is New Zealand's consumer data sharing platform. Our mission is to empower individuals to gracefully manage and leverage their personal data.

We also advocate for consumer data rights. In August 2020, MBIE started a public consultation process to consider the enhancement of consumer data rights in New Zealand. We support this process, and will evolve Akahu to meet any legislation that emerges. In the meantime, our market-driven solution enables Kiwis to safely share their data with trusted third parties.


Key people

Josh Daniell

Josh Daniell

CEO

Prior experience includes WeWork, Snowball Effect, and Bell Gully.

Ben Lynch

Ben Lynch

Head of Product and Engineering

Prior experience includes Xero, EROAD, and Jude.


Investors

2120

2120

2120 creates ambitious ventures like Akahu that have the potential to produce significant long-term value for NZ. 2120 also invests capital, resources, and expertise into early stage businesses that are building on top of Akahu, and have both a strong idea and people already in place. 2120 is backed by some of NZ's great technologists and investors.

Red Bird Ventures

Red Bird Ventures

Red Bird Ventures is the corporate venture capital subsidiary of Westpac New Zealand, with capital to invest in strategically aligned FinTech and adjacent businesses. Red Bird Ventures invests in ideas that can benefit from a long-term strategic partnership with a major New Zealand bank.