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About NZBP

The NZBP team has advised startup founders across Europe, the UK, the US, Australia, and New Zealand.


Our Principal, Marshall Couper, is a seasoned technologist, strategist and super-connector. Specialising in turning connections into opportunities, we navigate the journey from startup inception through to expansion and exit.


Our expertise lies in deeply understanding business needs, strategic capital raising, and leveraging digital innovations to drive growth.

Seasoned technologists, strategists and super-connectors

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Hey there!

I'm Marshall Couper, your go-to guy for making meaningful connections that lead to growth and impact. In my career spanning start-ups, multinationals, and government sectors, both locally and internationally, I've honed my knack for spotting synergies and collaborative opportunities that others might miss.

Trained in international trade, economics and finance and then serving as a New Zealand diplomat at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva, it wasn't until I got to London at the height of the dot-com boom (and bust) that I discovered my passion for technology startups. Whether it's through guiding start-ups in their early stages or steering established entities towards groundbreaking achievements, I thrive when connecting people and helping them unearth and pursue their potential.

Over my career, I've built an impressive network, with about 30,000 connections on LinkedIn, and I've been fortunate to lead and advise high-performing teams across diverse sectors.

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My journey has also taken me into the realm of mental health advocacy through my own mental health assessment and marketplace startup, Loffty. I am deeply committed to founder wellbeing. As a founder myself, I understand the rollercoaster ride of entrepreneurship and I'm passionate about supporting other founders to navigate this challenging yet rewarding path.

If you're looking to elevate your business or find new ways to innovate and grow, I can help.


Remember, it's not just about ideas; it's about making ideas happen and ensuring you enjoy the ride!

Ready to dive in? Let’s connect and start shaping the future!

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We are all about:

  • Super-Connecting: Linking people with opportunities for mutual benefit.

  • Business Lifecycle Management: Guiding businesses from pre-revenue through to growth and exit.

  • Resource Optimisation: Identifying gaps in capital, partnerships, and talent & bridging these through an extensive network.

  • Capital and Exit Strategies: Preparing companies for capital raising and successful exits.

  • Technology Integration: Harnessing new technologies like blockchain and AI, to drive growth.

  • Strategic Growth: Expertise in B2B and B2C sales, business development, and international market entry.

  • Digital Marking, UX & UI: Building your online brand experience in a way that resonates with your target market.

  • Strategic Marketing & Branding: Starting with your "why", we create remarkable brands.

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