Our August non-pitch night on Tuesday was a cosy affair. The North Shore on the other end of the bridge seems a big hurdle for Auckland Angels. Not so for Lawrence and Martin who descended from Whangarei. Next month we'll be at Potentia who know how to party as only recruiters do.
Sadly, we missed out on Jennifer tap dancing and U35 Lachlan playing the didgeridoo. Both sent their apologies from overseas. Sad also that the CEO of Beer Jerk was insufficiently briefed by our friends at NZTE and showed up WITHOUT BEER. But he'll make up at ADI
The investor session that Callaghan is running during Southern SaaS now has 65 investors in person and 35 by webinar.
Lawrence has just delivered the DD Report for Melodics. Now he is prepping his talk on Angel Investing in Northland.
Thank you, Lawrence, for giving us access to Melodics. Claims that founder and CEO Sam Gibbens takes his style cues from Southpark are unsubstantiated.
This timely Seraf article about portfolio strategy came in just this morning. While the stage of company most common for angels to invest is at the seed stage, it’s important for portfolio diversity to consider other stages. If you have access to interesting deals where a company is at a major growth inflection point, you should consider making an investment.
The popular Raising the Bar event, where twenty of leading academics share their knowledge over a drink at ten of Auckland’s best bars, is just over a week away on 27 August. Just a few free tickets remain so get in fast to secure your stool at the bar!
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