Formed in May 2014 to do things differently. Taking stock four years on at the end of March 2018, FKAngels and their nominee company have managed NZ$5.5M investments into 14 Kiwi Startups on behalf of 80 investors. Our comprehensive DD reports have helped our portfolio companies to leverage further funding from other investors, including our regular syndication partner NZVIF.
Different because we don't monetise the investment process, no commission or other fees. Aligned with founders our reward comes on exit as it does for them. Different because we take DD and post-investment management seriously. Different because all our angels roll up their sleeves to share the angelic workload.
A big Tʜᴀɴᴋ Yᴏᴜ must go to all our sponsors who help with deeds and dough, especially KPMG who were first on the block and have hosted all our pitches since Aisleworx PFC#03.
We're still working on their partners to see that the numbers from angel investing are bigger and more fun than counting other people's numbers. Chris Chandler from KPMG has seen that light already, as have Nate and Abinesh from Potentia
This week, we have run our first ADI.Clinic together with David and Victor from Zino to focus on Asian Market Entry. Great turnout of mentors, including impromptu volunteer Genevieve. 1 repeat punter reporting progress, 3 Zino-phile punters.
Afterwards, a great mentor dinner till 8pm. Gina joined the dinner after interviewing at ADI for an internship. Will she help Zino, FKA or both? The next Zino+FKA ADI.Clinic will be 3rd Thursday, 18 May.
We sent three FKAngels to Boston for the ACA Summit, Heath, Phil and Tim W. Just in this morning from colourful Heath, what has impressed him: a slide deck and matching video.
Senior Associate Fiona writes the blog and partner Andrew poses for the pic. "Capital raising can be stressful enough without spending hours weeping in front of an excel spreadsheet, desperately trying to reverse engineer your cap table..." Simmonds Steward would love Companyworks to build a SaaS Cap Table solution. Help them pinpoint the pain point!
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Chintaka from GD1 ꜰᴜɴᴅ ɪɪ has brought this namesake to our attention. So we have flying fish and flying angels. What will be next?
Third and final instalment of the man-bra story. Uli loved the Gᴇʟ-Vᴇsᴛ idea so much that he worked with Debra to combine it with the best of Rose & Thorne. Add a little help from Islandic Halldóra, see the result here.