All up FKA Nominees Limited has invested $706,740 into FileInvite FKA's PFC#14 on behalf of 44 individual investors. CEO James, now put it to good use! Well done so far, Garth, board work as Investor Rep comes next!
Our joint press release has been picked up by NBR (Pᴀɪᴅ Cᴏɴᴛᴇɴᴛ) and BizEdge. The above image is from our corresponding LinkedIn post.
The Hi-Tech Awards judges have drawn up a list of finalists from which the winners for each category will be selected. You can see the finalists for all categories ☞ here. Congratulations to CEO Ben and his team from Wherewolf, FKA's PFC#12 for making it to the next stage. Thanks also to FKAngels Charlie and Phil who are putting a lot of time and energy into this little lupo.
Let's all give a warm welcome to CorneliusBoertjens. He has cleared the FKA Veto Gate without objections and in a way that only a Dutchman can. For full disclosure, we had one subtle question: "Could the notion of the Flying Dutchman be a bad omen for Flying Kiwis?"
One of New Zealand’s most ardent angel investors, Debra Hall, was awarded the Angel Association of New Zealand’s (AANZ) prestigious Arch Angel Award at the 10th Anniversary NZ Angel Summit on Waiheke Island in 2017.
Now in 2018, she has already spoken with Tim W, Jai and Rudi. Neither of them could find fault with her, except they did find her very outspoken and forthright. She likes FKA's active involvement with founders and has already attended a couple of ADI.Clinic sessions.
If any of you know of any reasons why Debra should not join our group then now is the time to speak OUT. Please raise your concerns in confidence by email with the FKA board.
An Easter blog that we couldn't just resist to post. It is a hilarious video that shows Roger and Jessica Rabbit 30 years on.
Important LP2 Decision
We need all LPs to vote over Easter to get formal support for the FKA board recommendation that was circulated on Thursday. At the time of publishing, we have 15 votes in, all in favour. That makes 17 laggards!
We used the above image to round up extra numbers for our Thursday sessions. We got a good reaction on LinkedIn and more founders came.
Two co-founders called into ADI.Clinc a couple of months back.They had good traction but were considering pivoting into a different vertical due to limited TAM. We connected them with two experts in the new field and Hengjie from Kami PFC#02 who kindly coached them for a Y Combinator interview.
They have since successfully pivoted and this email following our Wednesday session in Takapuna says it all. "I just wanted to say thanks for your time and advice yesterday, I really appreciate you taking the time. We are both keen to move forward with the FKA, so we are keen to begin finding a champion. Let me know what you think a good next step is for us?"
Lord Mayor of Brisbane's Business and Investment Forum in Auckland
The Right Honourable, the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, the Councillor Graham Quirk is visiting GridAKL, for half a day on the morning of Friday, 13th April. He is on a mission, a Trade Mission. Read more here and here.
FKA's Chief Cat Herder will attend in full regalia and is hoping some other FKAngels will join him in this. However, it looks like John Mactaggart, the leader of Brisbane Angels is slacking, not having dispatched any of his angels with this delegation.