CEO Brian Karlson is lucky to have Siamese co-champions in James Hoseason and Chris Chandler for his business NexTransfer. James and Chris don't mess around and shoulder tapped three more FKAngels to rush ahead with DD. This is a first for FKA! NexTransfer has pitched with the DD Report already in hand.
This is turning our normal DD Vote straight away into the first Investment Vote for LP2.
Let's welcome our latest sponsors! The folks at LoJo have been long term supporters of Startup Weekend and have heaps of passion for startups. Andrew Wallace has helped Moxion unchain from Astrolabe.
Two new sponsors Potentia and LoJo means 2x sabrage. Chris was leading the way for KPMG with this spectacle . CHH reckons Julian has the physique to do it for Potentia and Rudi recks Michelle would be perfect for LoJo and show that it doesn't take a big sword, size does not matter .
Heliase still ongoing.
Hot Lime Labs progressing.
Wherewolf progressing well.
Moxion (pronounce MOTION) is FKA portfolio number #10 and the last investment for LP1.
If you missed the teaser video, check the link on the left. Considering to co-invest? Rudi reckons you should but get him to email the DD Report first.
Bill Reichert from Silicon Valley attended Tuesday's pitch night. It was interesting to compare notes after the pitches and later over dinner.
Big thanks to Chris from KPMG for picking up the tab and making Bill feel welcome and appreciated.
More here ☞ LinkedIn ◇ BLOG.
PC#02 CEO Hengji reports: Brevard County School District pilot for Chromebooks is going well. They have over 74,000 students in Florida. Kami made their pilot class "almost completely" paperless.
Dr Mark Sagar is only one of the finalists. If you've seen Avatar, King Kong or Spider-man 2, you've seen his work. The two-time Academy Award winner, a pioneer in the world of CGI, is now capturing worldwide attention with his emotionally intelligent avatars - Soul Machines.
See the finalists during the day and/or attend the award ceremony in the evening. Please register here.
Kate will be sleeping rough so others don't have to. Nice one, Kate! "Anybody that knows me knows how much I love my sleep and the comforts of home (e.g. silly little things like heaters), so this will definitely be a challenge! "
Here ☞ her sponsorship page.
We had ADI.Clinic this week in Auckland. Interesting founder from the transport industry came with his MVP for selling empty truck space for discounted B2B deliveries. An interesting alternative to the Transfervans pitch from only Tuesday.
A BIG thank you to the followingmentors: Dan Burrell, David Hepburn, Karl von Randow, Rudi Bublitz, Tim Gelston, Tim Warren, Uli Wiehle and all the way from Germany via Skype Phil Southward, and last but not least from Hamilton our FKApprentice Zack.