FileInvite $1M round is coming to a close
The legal docs are ready for signing. The last of the money is rolling in. James the founder and CEO has known for a long time exactly what he wants and we have even found a video to prove it. Little does he know.
FKAngels Garth and Phil deserve a big thank you for a sterling job they have done as co-champions. But work doesn't stop here for Garth as he will also step on the board of FileInvite.
Interesting week. Three startups on Wednesday in Takapuna. Thursday morning it looked like Takapuna would beat Auckland which had only one booking at that time. However, by lunchtime Auckland was also at three bookings: i) becsbartells ii) EvNex iii) ASB venture candidate.
If you have a deck with a view then share it. So does Andrew Moorby! EY is expecting 150 clients for casual networking drinks. FKAngels are very welcome and should RSVP to Andrew.
After all those tears about Sarah going to the UK and a false Hollywood alarm re Money Masha, now some more positive news. Mark Hopkinson and Mike Roberton are stepping in to HELP FKA and they will continue to work together with Ah Song and Masha.
Chief Cat Herder Rudi caught up with the Darby brothers Zak and Tom from DCP. They have strong US connections and complement Chintaka's Asia focus with GD1 Fᴜɴᴅ ɪɪ. Their investment philosophy aligns well with FKA. They are effectively an Australasian outpost of Kayne Anderson which brings US money, know-how and connections. They are filling the all-important gap of follow-on money for angel-backed companies and have offered to help with US intelligence in our DD. GREAT STUFF!
AANZ has awarded three scholarships totalling $5,000 to help Heath, Phil and Tim with the expenses of their upcoming trip to the ACA Summit in Boston. Thank you, Suse and the rest of the AANZ crew, and we wish our three FKAngels a great trip and safe flight. You'll have to tell us all about it!
Ever wondered why you cannot use electronic devices during take-off and landing? This videogives the answer!