Hola, Isabel! No skeletons were found in her closet. Better still, she brings Spanish temperament to FKA. Good to have a matador when wrestling with unicorn founders. Let's also acknowledge two angels who have reactivated after a period of hibernation. Welcome back Lachlan and John! With that our active angel count stands at 56.
GD1 Fund II & FKA Portfolio Company Vesper Marineis an emerging global leader in Marine Safety software and now raising funds led by GD1 to resource: 1) Converting the growing Enterprise sales pipeline, 2) Enhancing Marine Asset Protection product features, 3) Marketing spend to launch of its next-generation products, 4) Adding senior US & UK sales execs to the team.
Join the Briefing: PwC Tower, Level 22/188 Quay St, Auckland, 1010 Tues, 26 March 1700-1900, drinks and nibbles too, pls RSVP.
Great Pitch Night on Tuesday! The above was one of three pitches, Zeddy.com, plus Amy.app, plus ThePropertyCrowd.co.nz. The DD Voting will kick-off when we receive the pitch videos from the founders.
Kate wants to include real footage from the paddocks which could prove challenging with cow extras. This could be a pitch video like few others!
Great hosting from James and Daisy at KPMG, THANKS!
Rudi ran a little «How To Pitch Your Startup» session last Thursday under GridAKL's regular lunchtime format. Pizza is always a good carrot but didn't seem that important to this interested crowd. 30 mins turned to over 60 with lively Q+A.
It was in August 2014 when co-founders Jonny and Chris and Equitise made the first contact and came to ADI.Clinic. A little cocky but they took the candid feedback well.
In 2016/2017 we experimented with Equitise to improve deal closure and cash collection on their platform. Being smart founders, they iterated this into a strong value prop for brokers and lead investors. This gave them a competitive edge when they returned to Aussie as the crowdfunding legislation over there caught up.
Note: Rudi and Lachlan are investors. Rudi served on their NZ advisory board.
Nice video that sums up interesting science about pay and incentives. More pay can actually be counterproductive! Over 16,000,000 have already watched "The surprising truth about what motivates us".