Wherewolf CEO Ben Calder got a sweet result with the DD Vote, 93% of LP voters said "YES, let's do DD!" and already 9 (NINE!) volunteers to help with DD. See left, what a prudent wolf does with his sweets. Here again Ben's pitch video ?
Remember, two portfolio companies are looking for follow-on money. Our investor reps can give more background and they manage commitments. #07 Techion Ian.Clarke@fka.nz #09 Uproar Charlie.James@fka.nz
Who will make #10 portfolio company in LP1? MoxionHeliaseMyBitcoinSaverWherewolfHot Lime Labs
Clean bill of health for Phil Southward, no skeletons have surfaced. So let's welcome this keen man who is already helping wrestle the Wherewolf in DD as new FKAssociate, as #53 in our fearless team.
Last month FKAngel Julian So went to the ACA Summit 2017 in San Francisco. Here his trip report to AANZ for sponsoring part of his trip.
"Entrepreneurs are from Venus, Investors are from Mars" @ the ecentre has been rebranded "Amplify & Collision | Investors & Entrepreneurs" for more clarity. Rudi, our CCH is one of the panellists next Monday. See more here and grab the earlier bus tour here which will dovetail into this event
PE/VC stage investment for Rockit Apple. Congrats to Steve Saunders, a staunch investor putting Kiwi fruit money into apples. He and Enterprise Angels invested in 2011. Here the press release from a very happy Bill Murphy.
The question of the future of the NZ Venture Investment Fund is the trigger for one of the most important questions right now in New Zealand – how early stage venture capital in R&D, innovation and technology is funded and managed.
Michael White offers some very interesting insights and opinions in his NBR article: The state of play for New Zealand's venture capital industry
Helping with Mentoring and Judging
Judging/Mentoring @Innovation Challenge
Another reminder that your skills are called for to help with the judging and mentoring of the better teams. More here, register interest here.
This is the new ecentre accelerator that will kick off in June. More here. They are looking for mentors and this may be of interest to some FKAngels.
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