We've created an innovation community for business owners, who work in collaboration with us to develop new business banking initiatives.

What is Venturers?

Venturers is a reciprocal innovation programme between ASB and some of our business banking customers, who are also New Zealand business owners. The aim of this programme was to co-create new banking products to help Kiwi businesses progress.

The Venturers have taken the opportunity to network, meet like-minded business owners and some of our business partners, as well as meet the ASB Business Ventures team. This video shows what the Venturers are all about and why these business leaders volunteered to join the programme.

To see what the Venturers achieved, check out Plus by ASB

Introducing: Plus by ASB

One of the outcomes of the Ventures programme was Plus by ASB, which is a tool that brings meaning to a business' numbers and performance. Plus draws data from online business tools - Xero, Google Analytics, Vend, Shopify and Facebook and presents this information using everyday language straight to a business owner's mobile phone. The Venturers helped us prototype and test Plus, and now it's helping Kiwi businesses save time and make more informed decisions every day.

You can join other Kiwi business owners using Plus by ASB here.

Our Venturers are:

  • Digitally native business owners who use ASB's online or mobile banking.
  • Business owners who run their business using online tools and cloud accounting software, such as Xero.
  • Small to medium business owners with 1 - 49 employees.

Meet the team

Meet the team behind it all - our ASB Business Ventures team. From left - Sarah Fitzgerald, David Bell (General Manager), Olivia McNaughten, Kelly Cameron, Mat Stokes and Simon Farmilo.

ASB's selection criteria and terms apply. Events will be photographed and images used for promotional purposes. Any questions? Drop us a line.