Our 1st FKA Pitch Night in 2018 is without pitch but not pitchers. Whilst there are some hopeful champions beavering away in the background, none are ready to pitch. So we'll just meet for drinks for angelic and other conversation. There are a few angel prospects that may grab the opportunity to have their three talks, not over coffee. Please find the venue details at fka.nz/drinks.
Chief Cat Herder Rudi attended for FKA and made a case for charging fees on investors rather than startups in order to align with the increasing number of VC, fund and international co-investors who neither charge nor tolerate fees on startups. There was considerable support for this and more fee transparency, see the summary notes from Suse, our AANZ exec director.
ADI.Clinic is all about angels giving founders a helping hand □ We had some great sessions this week in Hamilton, Whangarei, Takapuna and Auckland. Facebook advertising has helped increase numbers in the far North. To name a few, Julian in Hamilton saw some 'x-ray vision', Martin in Whangarei saw hyper-growth and visual impairment. Takapuna and Auckland was not nearly as interesting, lament Rudi and Uli.
Remember, Uli.Wiehle@fka.nz is always looking to connect interesting founders with angels that may be able to help.