We had three company presentations on Tuesday, good ones based on the reactions in the room and subsequent Q&A. Voting to proceed to DD is already underway for Toothcrush. Both Vesper Marine and Dotterel are only potential and very limited co-investment opportunities, with more details yet to follow from Chris and Rudi respectively. The abridge videos below provide more background on each company.
The Chief GIF Maker thinks he can now also make square format videos. OMG so far only LinkedIn has been affected. But who knows what will come next? The first post has a lively discussion about the NZ startup ecosystem including @IceAndy. The second post is about sharks ?
Stephen reports from the UK. ≪Sitting here in the UK, there is a striking difference at the moment between here and NZ. The use of AI - in NZ ifits'used its' just words. Here there a large number of AI companies using the technology to solve hard problems. The universities seem to churn out lots of people with this set of expertise. In another 2-3 years, I think AI will be so common, it will be assumed start-ups and corporates are using it. Here is an interesting ☞ report on AI and whereit is used.≫
X-Men Angel @ xone. Some FKAngels too? We got this invitation from Lauren Merritt, head of xone and innovation manager at Vodafone.
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 from 17:30 @ Vodafone, Smales Farm. RSVP
A very fine list of sponsors and when a banker tells you that FKA doesn't look sufficiently professional for them to sponsor...
Then you know you must be doing something right
To all those helping with ADI.Clinic in Takapuna and everyone else, Annie is leaving to pursue her dancing passion and Sinead will be community manager of the new BizDojo in Ponsonby. She is willing to bribe willing angels to run an ADI.Clinic there...
Dojo peeps do awesome coffee and cocktails - so rumour has it. So be there and put them to the test, BizDojo Takapuna next Friday!
Mick Jagger has a younger brother Chris. Does he also have a younger nephew Chris who lives in NZ? Last week's pizza eating pics in this fine publication re-ignited this rumour. Ruth Malo from NZVIF is wondering if she should organise a karaoke night to clear this once and for all.