Ben from Āhau pitched this month. Voting is now underway and you can see his video here. Heath is champion and Steve has already raised his hand to help with DD. So far 30% of the votes are in but we need a simple majority to proceed with DD.
One voting comment: This is a very borderline yes from me. I could have gone either way. I really like the concept but it seems very early stage and was hard to get a feel from the presentation and website as to how much substance there is behind the concept. Is there an early prototype of the system? Are there any early paying or non-paying customers? Or is it simply a concept at this stage?
A rare find of this likely forefather of a Lime Scooter has inspired the two above images to promote our Techweek19 event 50 Angels Flying □
See LinkedIn post here. Liking or commenting will show it to your network. Mike Hanna was the first to book! We also have first bookings from Aussie investor pros. 33% of registrations are from female investors, Debra was the first and AANZ's Suse has not confirmed yet.
This month was our 50th Pitch Night, a great milestone from our humble beginnings in May 2014 with only a Dirty Dozen of Angels. Our first Pitch Nights were hosted by Angels like Angela or other charitable organisations until KPMG stepped up as us our principal sponsor in 2015 and gave our Pitch Nights a steady home. Thanks, Paul and team!
FKA brings special startup know-how to this partnership and KPMG brings smarts and much power as our celebratory sabrage video shows. Watch the 2015 sabrage again here.
These three have done their time at NZVIF. Word on the street is they'll make some noise in the ecosystem. Alas, not the $100m hollow kind of noise that same are straining to produce from a $3m instrument.
The duel between Bootstrapping Queen Sarah Perry and Chief Cat Herder Rudi Bublitz has finally culminated in this video interview staged by the NBR. Both bootstrapping and fundraising are just different sides of the same medal, a successful business. Smart investors like to see some narly bootstrapping on the way to validation and traction. Sarah calls it «Brave Bootstrapping» in her book!
StretchSense №01 is finding a new market with VR gloves after Zozo abandoned its ambitious sensor suit project and switched to alternative tech based on camera measures from a dotted suit.
Accuracy issues [and probably a lack of initial market validation] have now forced Zozo to close its European and US operations according to this breaking BBC News article.
Josh is a media manic, suffering from a medical condition that is extremely useful in founders of a startup. Hear and see more from this poster boy as he talks with a Lama journalist. Go, Josh!