Tuesday was FKA Pitch Night! Mel from Geo AR Games gave a great presentation but watch for yourself. Uli is the champion for this deal and the DD Vote is underway. If at least 17 of our 32 Voting FKAngels say 'Yes, let's do DD', Uli will lead the charge. Email him if you want to help.
We had a fun pitch night thanks to our fabulous hosts and sponsors from Potentia. Not only food and drink, they also provided entertainment after our CCH had seeded the idea of a sabrage with them.
CEO Nathan Bryant-Taukiri took three strikes with a big sword to open a piccolo bottle, whilst Karin Enderle took only two with a kitchen knife to open a standard size bottle of champagne. At this point, we refrain from of the many obvious commentary angles around size, gender and nationality. Karin is from Germany and her surname derives from "Andreas", meaning manly, and was held by the first of Christ's disciples.
Thank you also to the crew from Moxion who shot and processed the video for the benefit of everyone who couldn't be there on Tuesday.
To be safe we've appointed Jai and Garth to replace Tim as he steps off the FKA Board after two years to focus more on Ambit, the chatbot startup that proves FKAngels (Josh and Tim) can be co-founders too. Tim will continue to support the Board informally with his wealth of investment expertise from Goldman Sachs days.
Charlie, Josh and Rudi say "Thank you, Tim, it's been awesome working with you on the board!" Newbies Jai and Garth say "We'll not attempt to emulate your style... but we will endeavour to do our best on the Board!"
Another sabrage? Don't forget to grab your ticket to the Finals Gala of Zino's 2018 NKC. Geo AR Games is one of the three contenders for first place. Of the many useful prizes in this competition, they have already picked up an all-expenses-paid trip to China later this year.
BE THERE! Thu 30 Aug, 17:30+ Register here for FREE entry!
Emma McMulkin from MYOB is extending a warm welcome to FKAngels and other interested readers to attend the pitch night that completes their Hᴇᴀᴅ Sᴛᴀʀᴛ Fᴏʀ Sᴛᴀʀᴛ Uᴘs competition. $100k of prizes, food and drink galore. What's not to like?
Thu 20 Sep, 18:00 ? Full details and FREE registration here.
Debra and Cornelius wanted to share this great news about Yabble. "Outstanding recognition of outstanding work and partnership. Well done to Kathryn, Rachel and all your team."
We halted DD on Yabble last month to give them more time to build traction and validate more of the assumptions in their business model. They keep doing good stuff, clearly, one to watch.
"As Chief Cat Herder, how well do you know your angels?" CCH fibs "You know that you know your angels well when you know their preferred brand of toilet paper."
Toothcrush was all about putting bamboo toothbrushes in your mouth, SmartAss.co.nz is all about bamboo toilet paper. James from Toothcrush is a fan and so is Debra, as she proclaimed at a recent branding workshop she ran for Jackie at the ecentre.
All mistakes, grammar, spelling or otherwise, in this publication have been made by Rudi and then overlooked by Debbie, Jackie, Karl, Katheren and Masha. Same goes for the images. However, Rudi has been known to insert some after the early morning review.