Bill Murphy

Executive Director

Driven to make a difference, Bill founded New Zealand’s largest angel investment group, Enterprise Angels, in 2008 investing over $58m in 100+ start-up businesses to date.  Now Bill is helping establish ‘impact’ investing. In 2019 he founded New Zealand’s largest impact investing fund, Purpose Capital, which raised $22m to drive social and environmental change. Bill has always held a deep spiritual belief in the innate goodness of people and a desire to make the world a better place. Impact investing is a natural progression of Bill’s expertise and belief.

Bill is a qualified accountant in the US and NZ, a Director of Enterprise Angels and of EA GP, which governs Enterprise Angels’ three investment funds. Bill has also worked in economic development and he and his wife Rose operate the Developmental Learning Centre working with children with learning difficulties.