The FKA vocabulary now includes FKApprentice, after FKAngel and FKAssociate. Liesl and Zack come with impressive CVs and references. They want to help us to learn from us. Let's give a big welcome to Liesl@fka.nz& Zack@fka.nz!
FKAngels are gearing up together with KPMG and SKYCITY to bring the awesome pitching extravaganza that is the Elevator World Tour to Sky Tower as part of this year's Techweek in early May.
1st challenge for our FKApprentices
Regional startup hubs prep founders for a hell of a lift ride
Fly with an FKAngels aka SkyJump
You talk the talk, now walk the SkyWalk
Hands to the pump, please!
Josh is currently negotiating with Potentia to join ranks with KPMG as FKA Partners. This event will be massive and may be of interest to others. So angels keep an open mind and talk to people you know
Health and Safety: Elevators, not those at Sky Tower, can be tricky places to get out of as this humorous video shows.
The DD Teams for Heliase and Moxion need some of that hot fire under their proverbials to finish off their reports.
This week we held ADI.Clinic in Auckland. A light afternoon's entertainment with only three bookings one of which unable to find GridAKL. Interesting child care centre app and faithful religious app for affiliate marketing.
This left much room to talk for Josh, aspirational angel Martin Wellesley, Rudi and VETO Gate contender Uli Wiehle. Martin would be coming out of semi-retirement after exiting Plan B nine years ago, and Uli would reassert the German force in FKA to well over 10%, joining Chris, Karl ½, Martin K, Ralf and Rudi. Soon native Kiwi's could be outnumbered by the united nations that are joining FKA.
Today we have five curious sheep headed for our Veto Gate to pass into the FKAngel ranks. Make no mistake, neither of them is a sheep, they are each veritable cats that will be as hard to herd as the rest of the existing flock, and that is good in many ways, not so in others.
If you know of any dead skeletons in the closet or other reasons why we should not have any of the above join FKA or work with our group, NOW is the time to speak up! Please email the FKA directors with any concerns in confidence.
As founder, Jenene has raised money and eyebrows, now she is raising the bar of the FKA onboarding process. Not a coffee and chat but a lunch with bluff oysters and rosé for the chief cat herder. Such lunches give more time to talk.
For instances, she observed that it is bad form to assume that any female attending a pitch night must be the partner of a male angel. The CEO of Flossy is no floozy!
The Board is seeking a person with experience in managing a business unit, building relationships and providing leadership with an understanding of the innovation ecosystem. ☞MORE HERE
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award 2017
Nominations open next Thursday for this year's program schedule with summer's end cocktails □ and special guests Chris Henderson, Duane Dalton (Pita Pit) and recently announced Queen’s Honours list inductee Ranjna Patel ONZM (Nirvana Health Group) from 5pm on the roof terrace of Takutai Square, Britomart. RSVP to Andrew Moorby.
The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) is bringing a Fintech delegation to Auckland including four interesting startups. A disruptive space and if you are an angel with a capital 'A' then try to make at least one of these two events, next Friday.