Over the next decade STILL will acquire, start or support 100 New Zealand businesses, not-for-profits or projects that are inherently STILL, powering them to go further and deeper in their ambition.
How STILL 100 Works
We acquire businesses that share our philosophy, themes and values. We invest in their organic growth and support their needs. Our criteria seeks ideas that are fun and endure for centuries, creating a new way of seeing with undisputed quality and mastery.
We start new businesses, projects and non-profit activities. If you have an idea that needs to get off the ground, we can work with you to make it happen.
We are drawn to great people with remarkable ideas. If this is you, we are always looking for amazing people to join the STILL team.
We are drawn to brave leadership, small teams and interesting projects. We like the gray areas, the unknowns, and finding new shades of meaning that take time to percolate.
A STILL project endures. It is of undisputed quality and mastery, a small thing done meticulously well. It contains an element of beauty. It is tangible. It is unconventional and unique.
We work with an extreme long-term outlook. We are interested in the human experience that exists centuries from now; nurturing brave projects to inform our future. In a world of relentless return on investment, we are patient.
Still is interested in hearing from enduring small to medium sized businesses, people with innovative ideas and new perspectives, artists, and people that want to make a long term impact on the future of New Zealand and its communities.
LONG TERMEnduring for centuries
Is it focused on the long term, can endure for centuries, has strong heritage and reputation, and ultimately create a legacy that future generations will be proud of?
UNIQUECreating a new way of seeing
Does it present a new perspective, is unique to New Zealand, redefine what is possible, or create unique meaning?
AUTHENTICUndisputed quality and mastery
Is the quality overwhelmingly high, possessing a narrow focus pursuing depth rather than breadth, with a fanatical and enduring passion for mastery, surrounded by a passionate fan community?
BEAUTIFULFun, playful and beautiful
Does it have an element of beauty that augments people's perspectives and behavior in a positive way, providing a sense of playfulness, evokinge irresistible fun, beauty or delight, with people and fans that are a joy to work with?
PHYSICALTangible object, area, presence or interaction
Is it tangible and real, in a physical embodiment or environment, that we can see, feel, hear, taste or smell it, be experienced or interacted with, or involve community, physical interaction or communication?
The STILL Strategy
The STILL team of experts is your team too, including specialists in finance, people, creative, design, business, start-ups, technology, sales, marketing and more!
We have strong local and global networks that we share and want to get to know new ones.
At STILL we have a 300 year outlook, your idea might need time and that is ok.
Not Afraid to Fail
We understand that big ideas sometimes carry big risks and that is fine at STILL.
If you are a great person we want to get to know you, even if your project is not ready we are keen to meet you!