BoardPro is helping Kiwi company Boards go pro. Co-founders Brett and Kim are gaining traction and invite FKA portfolio companies to use BoardPro at a very special FKA rate. They also want to help FKAngels who work on other Boards.
Garth is the fan among FKAngels with the wisest hair colour and he is using it at FileInvite and has introduced it to our FKA Board meetings.
Okay, we may sometimes talk a lot of sabrages or have wine related images but this is funny. «looking out for aspiring wine experts and wine lovers, we came across your page:www.fka.nzand it seems like you also cover wine-related topics. [...] if you're interested in collaborating with us and using our article on your site as an additional resource?»
Debra and team (Colin, Garth, James McGeorge [KPMG], Joe Harper [MIG], Owen Woodhouse [NZVIF], Todd Brackley, Pip Gilbert, Will Hewitt) have last night submitted their FormusLabs DD report to the investment vote of FKA's 34 Voting Angels. The team is very positive, more next week. ☞ See here the original pitch video.
Ralf and team (Alan, Steffen Schaefer, Steve C, and Steven M,) found much to like about Kademi but decided that the new business model needs more time to be proven and have stopped DD.
Uli and team (Allen Fan [Zino], Cornelius, Jesper, Molly [NZVIF], Steffen Schaefer, Victor Tsai [Zino]) had a good look at Geo AR Games. They could not verify the pipeline in China that would underpin the proposed business model. Geo AR Games has consequently recalibrated its China focus and DD was stopped.
A big thank you to all the above for getting stuck in with the DD work!
Ralf, a German was leading a colourful and geographically dispersed team: Pom Alan and Kiwi Stephen ex London, Kiwi Steve ex Auckland, German Steffen ex Munich.
Uli, yet another German was leading a team consisting of Chinese, German, Danish and Kiwi nationals from FKA ranks and our partners.
Steffen was common to both teams but is not the reason why both came to a halt.
Steffen is close on the heels of our multi-DD-doer Phil but should be ready to finally brave the Veto Gate into FKAngeldom.
Geo AR Team had an FKAngel in the founder team but that is no guarantee for a positive DD outcome.
We kicked off with ADI this week, on Monday in Wellington, on Tuesday in Whangarei and on Thursday in Auckland where we had a strong contingent of angelic mentors as the above picture attests.
Among other things, we had one startup in the Esports arena looking for advice on how to spend the remainder of their $900k ICO. Another one had an uncanny resemblance by name and looks to this internet troll of 2013.
Maybe ICOs and blockchain are a way to print money? See for yourselves and come along to the demo day of the Centrality Accelerator, Wed, 27 Feb, 17:30. Register via this FKA invite.
Our sponsors can and will help us help Kiwi startups in many ways. For example, last week when Rudi was desperately looking for a venue for the AGM of Asleworx and Paul McPadden not only helped with a perfect room but also made time to welcome shareholders.