THE BACKSTORY

OUR PURPOSE

All Good Ventures was launched in 2018 by founders, Rod and Heather Claycomb. However, the genesis of our idea started nearly a decade ago.  Listen to our story:

OUR FOUNDERS

Rod and Heather Claycomb live in Hamilton, New Zealand.  They grew up in different parts of Pennsylvania, USA.  

After meeting at university, their entrepreneurial careers began in Denver, Colorado where Rod was employed with a start-up organisation while Heather started her first communications consultancy.

In 1999, Rod was recruited to work in New Zealand and soon thereafter became managing director of a new biotech venture.  To this day, his entreprenuerial journey continues through his own company, Quantec.

After moving to New Zealand, Heather held several jobs in PR and marketing.  In 2004, she started her own PR agency, HMC Communications.

Both Heather and Rod grew up in strong Christian families and their Christian values are the driving force behind All Good Ventures.

OUR MENTORS

One of our non-negotiables is that each of our All Good Ventures social entrepreneurs must have a business mentor.  

So, Heather and Rod thought they better take their own advice. 

The All Good Ventures steering group is like an informal board.  Members offer Rod and Heather advice and support to ensure All Good Ventures stays on track. 

If you'd like to know who are steering group members are, get in touch.

OUR ORGANISATION

In 2018 our founders formed All Good Ventures LP (limited liability partnership).  All Good Ventures LP has as one of its partner organisations, All Good Foundation Trust, which is charitable partner.  Forming an LP allows us to partner with other charitable organisations under the All Good Ventures LP umbrella from across the world when opportunities arise.  And this special legal structure allows our partners to come and go as projects begin and end.

All Good Ventures made an application to New Zealand’s Charities Commission in September 2018, requesting charitable status.  We hope to receive notice that we’ve gained this status within the next few months. 

PURPOSE MADE POSSIBLE

What sets All Good Ventures apart is that we are passionate about helping people who want to 'do good' for others through social entrepreneurship.

All Good Ventures foundational Bible verse is:

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

-The Bible, in the book of Ephesians chapter 2:10

If you feel one of the ‘good works’ you're meant to do is to start a business to free a group of people somewhere in the world from some sort of extreme deprivation in their lives, then All Good Ventures wants to make your purpose possible.  

And while All Good Ventures was built on our founders' personal Christian values, it's important to note that we are inclusive in all that we do.  It's quite simple - if you want to build a sustainable, profitable business that will 'do good' for people, we want to talk.