Thank you to Ken Erskine and AANZ for running their ANGEL 101 course for FKA on the last day of February before our first pitch night in 2017.
We had over 30 people attending the course and subsequent pitch. The pitch video will be circulated for LP2 DD voting as soon as it is available.
This week we held ADI.Clinic in Auckland only. A big thank you to the six angelics in attendance: Dan (only briefly until he was ordered home), David R (all the way from SF), Jai, Paul T, Rudi and Stu Christy (NZVIF). Rudi and David founded ADI.Clinic back in June of 2013, here some of the history. We have more than a dozen bookings for next week between Auckland, Wanaka and Wellington.
On Thursday Michael captivated the boys, one of the reasons we need some levelling women, with his business about diggers and other heavy machinery. Great entrepreneur, on the surface, not for angels, but there was interest and Michael has booked back in for an update early April "Thanks for the meeting this eve. Keen to catch up again as suggested!"
Come flying with Flying Kiwi Angels!
We may not fly but can jump like lemmings.
Rudi is looking for volunteers for SKYCITY's SkyJump, please. Timing? End of April.
Pip is a senior partner and board member at Russell McVeagh, and mother of two. Widely acknowledged as one of New Zealand's top corporate lawyers, she advises on the most significant transactions taking place in the country and is the recipient of numerous awards including New Zealand Dealmaker of the Year.
Sasha is a doctor, specialising in health innovation and digital medicine. She is also a passionate human rights advocate and co-founding member of the Women’s Collective, a 20,000-strong community.
Ceciliais the Founder of Au Pair Link and My Food Bag. Her astonishing accomplishments have been recognised by NEXT Business Woman of the Year, EY Young Entrepreneur of the Year and she was named Rising Star by Deloitte.
FREE screening + pizza on International Women's Day
Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 18:00, University of Auckland
A critically-acclaimed documentary following the journey of five young women as they pitch, build teams, bring products to market, fail and start again. It takes viewers on a global rollercoaster ride from San Francisco to Mississippi, France and Vietnam. Register here.
From the latest Enterprise Angels newsletter: In terms of investment (which is what EA is all about), we had a great response for Patternsnap - $155K indicative. Disappointingly, this converted into just $30K of investment. Relaying this result to founder, Virginia Fay, prompted the obvious question "were there concerns after reading the DD?" Surprisingly, the majority of prospects were too busy to review DD and meet the deadline.
Sadly, at FKA we have also seen the odd individual renege on their commitment. Although modest amounts compared to the shortfall of more than $100k above, that is very bad form. None of our DD leads should be placed in a position where FKA committed funds are not delivered in full. Trust is built on dependability, FKAngels want to be good for their word. BASTA!
03 Mar ◇ BizDojo Parnell Opening 18:30 BizDojo Parnell, Level 4, 165 The Strand cool roof terrace
10 Mar ◇ 13:30 Awards Ceremony
14:00 The Cube, ASB Wynyard Quarter - FKAer Josh will be the MC, Rudi will be one of the panellists.
Please register with Helene Hunt firstname.lastname@example.org.