KPMG has hosted countless FKA pitch nights. They put a pleasant end to our vagabond ways of not knowing where our next pitch night would be.
Join us next Tuesday, 16 October, 18:30, 18 Viaduct Harbour Ave, AKL
Ralf will bring Kademi, all focused on DXP. CEO Brad has pitched before and is confident he has more focus and purpose this time around.
Rudi will bring Portfolio Company #10, Moxion. Exec chair Nigel and CEO Hugh have a progress update and plans for 2019 to share. Trust them to bring early season greetings from STX, the Hollywood film studio that is making every film with Moxion since 2017.
For those who remember the threesome waddle of penguins from last week, Terry, the founder of Eight360, and Ian, the FKA champion, have decided to defer the pitch.
Suse from AANZ is calling for more nominations for the three annual awards that recognise The Angels that have made a significant contribution to the Kiwi angel community throughout the year. Nominate from the circle you know and let the judges benchmark the different nominations.
FKAngels and other Angels reading this newsletter, see the simple definitions of the three award categories and make your nominations.
We had ADI in Hamilton, Takapuna and Auckland this week. We almost had a celebrity booking from Christopher Walken but then the spelling was off, Ⓡ rather than Ⓝ.
This was the week in which shamelessly compared startups to newborn babies and wine in our LinkedIn promotions for ADI. #ADIclinic
There seems to be a propensity to name co-working, incubation and accelerator spaces after the old brick and mortar buildings they occupy. As we have The Icehouse (AKL), Soda Inc (HLZ), and The Cube (WKA), so we now have The Factory, after the rebranding of Manawatu's BBC. Great shift workers in this factory, including Angels Dean Tilyard and Phil McPhail.
Maybe Manukau's MIT should follow the lead Manawatu's BBC and stop that confusion. Interestingly, in ChCh the Ministry of Awesome chose a name that talks boldly about what they do, not where they do it.
Come, see team Shwoop that Rudi and Tim Mahood have mentored, swoop up the 1st prize - or not. Register for your name badge here.