Could you have a good argument with a chatbot? Just ask the guys from Ambit who pitched last Tuesday. Their video will go to our DD Vote later today and a public version will be shared with the readers of this fine publication next Friday.
Genevieve, like fellow marketer Cornelius, has made it into the gettyimages® hall of fame long before joining FKA. The Board confirms that no objections to her accession have been received and you can forthwith reach her at Genevieve.Tearle@fka.nz. Welcome aboard!
Our FKA gang in Munich! The author whose work was contrasted with 50 Shades of Grey, our FKAngel in Munich, Phil and 'The Frau'. He has pulled out his hair doing more DD than most. Steffen, who has been likened to Ralph Fiennes of The English Patient, and Isabel. Both spent a few months in Auckland and got hooked on a feeling, the angelic feeling whilst hanging out with FKA. They have yet to brave the VETO Gate.
Steffen is currently doing tech DD on Geo AR Games, still with a full shock of hair at the beginning of his angelic career. Phil brought us Spoke Phone and will share his update with wholesale investors shortly. Rumour has it that he's doubling down.
FKAngels work hard and party hard!
① FKA is all about syndicating deals, so why not parties? AIM, the angel group from Blenheim and closer to wine heaven than any other, will have its Xmas Do on Fri 23 Nov and FKA has an official $150 pp permission slip to gatecrash the part. There is more to do over the weekend, CCH reckons a wine tasting tour de force in a stretch limo is called for.
② If there is enough support from angels and founders, let's do a special Xmas Pitch Night on Tue 18 Dec, not for $$$ but for FUN. CEOs of our portfolio companies giving an update and telling us "What we didn't tell you during the year". New angels sharing about "What they didn't tell you before joining". All followed by a meal that ex-FKApprentice Helen and hospo governance hero Paul have already volunteered to organise.
No such morbid error happened here. However, when we said last week that James couldn't convince John O'Hara from Ice Angels to syndicate the Ask Nicely seed round that was not entirely congruent with the facts, only the editor's ailing memory.
Whilst there was no joint DD, John did offer FKAngels to participate in the pre-seed notes round, and James was one of the lucky (smart?) angels who took up the offer.
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.