Future Unicorns? 50 of them listed in this CB Insights research brief. For a contrasting and very interesting article read this CNBC report.
"Expect to see more dead unicorns."
This is the first of two pitch videos from our March Pitch Night. Very topical with all the movements in the property market and demographic developments in New Zealand. Thanks for bring it, Lachlan!
One more about greedy cows to come
Understanding your motivation for becoming an angel investor and having an appreciation for the risk profile and mechanics of angel investment is all covered in this succinct 'awareness raising' course, run by AANZ 4x in April and facilitated the one and only Ken Erskine.
Tauranga 2nd | Auckland 8th | Marlborough 16th | Wellington 17th
NZVIF is scouring the country high and low to look for talent to strengthen the team and to replace Aaron and Hattaf who are leaving. We'll miss them and wish them all the best for their next endeavour.
AANZ Flight is a programme that aims to lift the lead angels of the various angel groups to higher heights. This, in turn, should benefit all angels to get better results. The Waiheke session last weekend was productive and well attended by 1x AA, 2x AHQ 2x FKA, 1x GD1, 2x IA, 1x Zino and 2x AGG [Angel Group Groupies] Phil (EA, FKA, IA) and David (FKA, IA).
Angel investing can be addictive, Trevor with 100+ investments would know and fashioned this into the most humorous intro of the weekend, «I'm a recovering Angel Investor. I made my last investment 48 hours ago.»
It's no April Fool Joke but our angels in the Far North are trialling a new time ☞ 7-9am, 1 April. Useful advice, connection and more for Northland startup founders!
We have to assume that Martin and Lawrence want to hit the water to go kitesurfing from 10 am. They say they are AB testing to find the best time to catch founders. The early angel catches the founder!
Interesting blog by Spotify founder Daniel EK on Apple's anticompetitive measures. This is going to court in Europe.
Yet, Ben Thompson observes, unlike railroad or oil monopolies of old—which built their empires by forming trusts—“Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple dominate because consumers like them. Each of them leveraged technology to solve a unique user needs, acquired users, then leveraged those users to attract suppliers onto their platforms by choice, which attracted more users, creating a virtuous cycle.”