FKA's first portfolio company StretchSense has produced a 3x return and has now been acquired by new owners following voluntary administration. We wish CEO Ben O'Brien and the team at StretchSense all the best for the new way ahead.
Techion №08 rights issue closes today and Datagate №05 rights issue closing soon. Interested? Get in touch with Ian.Clarke@fka.nz or Steve.Copely@fka.nz for more info.
Ken Erskine is delivering his trademark Angel 101 course at the end of this month in Tauranga. RSVP
The Fee Freedom Fighter in conversation with Marvin Liao. Here is a brief extract as they touch on Angel investing and fees.
NZTE - Te Taurapa Tūhono in partnership with Poutama Trust is excited to present 'Te Kōmaru' - our first-ever showcase of Māori companies seeking investment for their next stage of growth.
Six pitches from pakihi Māori companies.
Three pitches from larger Greenfield propositions.
Opportunity to network with key stakeholders.
An introduction to some innovative 'up and coming' Māori start-ups.
Te Kōmaru is an invitation-only event. Interested Flying Kiwis and other investors, please email NZTE for your invitation.
Paul is giving a talk next Tuesday evening in Auckland at the New Zealand Software Association. Apparently he was only sweet 19 when he came up with the idea for Author-it.
Rob is a GP of LA VC fund Stage Venture Partners. He is moving to NZ to launch the Hillfarrance VC fund and comes with a healthy measure of English humour.
Modern days startups with olden days protection concepts. New York venture investor Jerry Neumann provides an interesting insight with "A Taxonomy of Moats".
"Startups that aim to create value can’t have a moat when they begin, uncertainty is what protects them from competition until a proper moat can be built. Uncertainty becomes their moat.”
There are three special launch events to mark the opening of entries to the 2020 Hi-Tech Awards. Just by attending you will go in the draw to win two FREE tickets to the 2020 Hi-Tech Awards Gala Dinner in May.
There will be special "fireside" chat with two of our esteemed Flying Kiwis¹⁾ and one Young Achiever. Learning is always best from those that have personally been there, done it.