Aaron Bhatnagar (MA Hons, CMInstD) is a venture capitalist, value investor and director based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Through the Bhatnagar family owned investment vehicle, Alliance Equities Limited (and associated entities), Aaron invests significant funds in early growth businesses ready to commercialise their offerings to the market. He likes cloud and SaaS based companies, and companies with recurring revenue, quality management, a scalable product that solves a problem, and a team that focuses on sales and customer service.
He also invests in New Zealand and global equities markets according to "value investor" principles, with a particular focus on software-as-a-service, aged care, healthcare, and agricultural sectors. Aaron also has a number of commercial property interests.
Aaron was elected as an Auckland City Councillor during 2007-2010 for the Citizens & Ratepayers ticket, serving as the Chairman of the City Development committee responsible for economic development, town planning, and infrastructure, and the Deputy Chairman of the Finance Committee. He was also an accredited Hearings Commissioner for resource consent hearings. He did not stand for election to the new Auckland "Supercity" Council in 2010.
Aaron's investments in venture capital projects include companies like Pushpay, listed successfully on the NZX in August 2014, and the unlisted Goodycard Ltd, Dairy Farms NZ Ltdand EverEdgeIP Ltd. Click on the icons below to visit those companies online.
Alliance Equities Limited (and associated entities) is the main investment vehicle for the Bhatnagar Family of Auckland, New Zealand.
Alliance Equities Limited is focused mostly on venture capital with early-stage high growth firms that are seeking to raise capital for commercialisation and fast growth. Alliance Equities looks to add value through supporting businesses with their investor networks, by building positive public and investor relations, and advising companies on governance, capital requirements and other strategic needs.