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We partner with exceptional technology companies to accelerate growth



We collaborate with exceptional founders and management teams by providing transformative capital, support and access to our international network to help scale companies to their full potential.

The KDK founding principals have 40+ years of combined investing and commercial experience and know what it takes to invest in and build a successful business.

KDK’s Advisory Committee has an additional 75+ years investing experience.



Innovative early-stage companies disrupting large incumbent markets, by leveraging technology, creativity, and talent.

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newstand logo
truebird coffee co
waldo logo
mccarthyfinch logo


Fast-growing established technology companies that benefit from our capital and support to successfully scale.

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virsae logo
noggin logo



Jonty Kelt

Co-Founder & Partner

Jonty has worked for 25 years as a Founder, Executive, Advisor and Investor in technology companies.  Previously, Jonty co-founded technology businesses in the UK and USA, managed business units at Palantir Technologies, worked for Google after its acquisition of Double Click where he was a senior executive, co-founded a media business in China, and helped established Macquarie Bank in New Zealand. Jonty is a graduate of the Stanford University Law School Directors’ College; holds the Certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors, London; and holds Bachelor's degrees in Philosophy, Finance and Marketing from Otago University, New Zealand.

Tom Darby KDK

Tom Darby

Co-Founder & Partner

Tom worked in the growth private equity strategy of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors,
where he made minority non-control investments in technology and technology-enabled service businesses. Tom has over ten years of commercial and investing experience, and was a former commercial lawyer at Buddle Findlay, a top tier New Zealand law firm. Tom earned a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Zak Darby KDK

Zak Darby

Co-Founder & Partner

Zak has over ten years experience working in the investments space. Previously he worked in the growth private equity strategy of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Prior
to that held positions at Perpetual Asset Management and UBS in the Auckland M&A team. Zak, graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance and Economics, and a Master of Business in Finance, with Distinction from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Zak is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter-holder and a member of the CFA Institute.


Ric Kayne KDK

Ric Kayne

Co-Chairman, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors

Davd Walsh KDK

David Walsh

Managing Partner, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors

David Evans KDK

David Evans


Evans & Partners

Jonty Edgar KDK

Jonty Edgar

Executive Director,

Forsyth Barr

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