Next Tuesday, 20 November will be the last pitch night with investment pitches in 2018. Sad but true. Debra is bringing a startup with a proposition that is going to the bone, literally. Come and see for yourself!
18:30 @ KPMG, 18 Viaduct Harbour Ave, Auckland.
If his startup is called Horn, does that make Lawrence horny or is he just crazy, chasing a fully horned unicorn after a near miss? Ask Jackie, Martin or Rudi who have all spoken to him and everyone feels there is a good mutual fit. Lawrence has already been helping Martin with ADI Whangarei over recent months.
With Tim Warren, we have at least one other Angel who had red hair at some point and a photo to prove it. But seriously, if you know of any material reasons why Lawrence should not join our group, now is the time to speak up! Raise your concerns in confidence with the FKA Directors.
The eight-company pitch in Whangarei on Monday was a great kickstart of the Northland startup ecosystem. Some potential Angel fodder there, all helped by Northland Inc, NZTE and AANZ.
Suse from AANZ was supported by a strong FKA contingent with Jackie, wannabe Lawrence, Martin and Rudi. So strong was our contingent that somehow, the MC Ken Erskine ended up registered as a Flying Kiwi Angel with a big lanyard sign to prove it. But he carried that 'badge of honour' with his typical GSOH throughout the day.
CCH says, "Ken would make a fine first Scotsman in our ranks."
Techion, our Portfolio Company #7, has made TV news with the role that the Techion tech plays in the Starworms Project of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
ADI Auckland and ADI Queenstown were running neck on neck this week, each with four bookings. Julian had one for ADI Hamilton. And here some email feedback that Cornelius received, not for his good looks, "Thanks for the great questions, we’ve not yet met people with your sort of background in the investment space...".
End of Year Celebration for 2018
You are invited to join friends and colleagues for end-of-year drinks and canapés at 5:00pm on Wednesday 5 December at the offices or sun deck of EY on Takutai Square in Auckland.
It’s been "pedal to the metal" all year in angel investment so please join us to celebrate the excitement and traction founders and investors are generating in New Zealand.
Kindly RSVP to KarrenHmm, red wine, one way to drown starworms!
Robyn Grace is a Kiwi filmmaker and knows Moxion from productions such as Ash vs Evil Dead and The Shannara Chronicles. She is raising money on Boosted to shoot a new short and wants to use Moxion.
Her partner Rory MacGillycuddy has co-hosted Ask Angels Anything with Rudi and devised the cheeky fundraiser slogan.
Says Rudi, "Fund Moxion, then Robyn and tell others! I'll send out the full co-investment call for Moxion early next week.".
The number of new startups in AUS is going down. More quality over quantity? The reason why Aussie VCs keep following the NZTE invites to see Kiwi startups? Read more about in the Startup Muster Report.