Following the internal email from chairman Charlie of last month, we can now confirm that Josh Comrie will be appointed to the FKA board. He has already worked closely with the board around the formation of LP2. Note from the Editor: Beware of where you leave your selfiecollageson the web. Is he competition to current frontrunner Dhaya for 2017 FKA Poster Boy/Girl?
The Desires of Kiwi Investors Revealed
Do Kiwi investors behave just like American investors? Definitely not! Culture influences our geneneral behaviour, investment behaviour is no different. The ecentre has just concluded research with support from FKA, NZVCA, NZAA, Enterprise Angels, EY, NZVIF and many others across NZ. Some startling discoveries!
Sharing just two findings here, and you should come to our REVEAL season next Tuesday to hear all. i) US & NZ investors rate founder drive and passion among the most important, ii) NZ investors put much more emphasis on founder experience than do the US. HattafAnsari, Massey University Masters Student, will reveal all. 14 February 2017, 12:00 13:15,
ecentre, Gate 5 Oaklands Road Massey University, Albany Auckland
Numbers are limited. ☞ register here
This January press release from Datagate proudly announces the appointment of FKAngel Arron Paterson to their board. Arron had pre-clearance from employer Dell EMC. Unfortunately, Dell EMC has since decided that this board appointment is not compatible with his role as CTO. A real shame!
However, this is one to watch out for with other employers or existing affiliations, also any brand exposure in public statements.
Concurrent with AANZ council meeting next week (Suse has with foresight picked Valentines Day) there will be a course for new and fledgeling angels, Angel101. Great opportunity to mix with 20+ registered participants from China and the US (Trump induced?). Please email our Valentine Suse.
You will have another opportunity to attend Angel101 before our next pitch night, 28 February.
Also, Debra Hall is running her Angel Governance course on 2 March. We're currently firming up rooms with KPMG to host this. Secure your seat here.
Zlata K from Interlike was originally going to give a talk on "Porn & Social Media" but with a new sponsor this has pivoted to "Influence Marketing" - read more about this and register here. C'mon, get deeper into social media, that is always part of the startups we're looking at. Thanks for giving FKA a heads up, Zlata. Note from the Editor: The image does not depict Zlata K.
28 Feb ◇ 1st Pitch Night in 2017 Already deals lined up.
03 Mar ◇ ADI.Clinic Kick-ass 2017 Kick-off Party Chief Cat Herder has secured feline band SushiCats.