AmCham brings you a networking breakfast with NASA astronaut Anna Fisher. 7:15ᴀᴍ, 1st November, AUT, 55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland 1010 ◇ Conference Centre, Room WA224. BIO ◇ VIDEO ◇ REGISTER
Here now, as promised, is the pitch video from Freighthub coming at a lean 6:56 minutes. Voting to decide if FKA will proceed to DD is underway. Not enough votes have come in yet but there is strong support so far and Phil, who is the champion, will most likely have to spend well more than 6.56 minutes to lead DD.
Glen has talked with David F, Paul and Rudi. Everyone feels that he would fit in well and bring a lot of relevant experience. Despite the talks and having clocked up a few ADI.Clinics, Glen is still keen to get more involved.
So far so good, but as know, if you know of any skeletons in Glen's closet that might speak against his joining, then you should tell the FKA Board in confidence. ☞ REPORT A SKELETON HERE
BTW, he is a harmonious techie and would love to meet all FKA techies.
Fresh from the Red Skull Awards, the GM of LevelTwo and U35 founding member, Imche Fourie, is joining the FKA Board as a regular observer. This is one of the ways in which we're making sure that there is a healthy two-way flow of ideas, opinions and knowledge between FKA.nz and U35.nz!
She would also be a better spokesperson by far. TED Talk ◇ CI Talk
Will McKay and Brad Skelton with their Green Mussel Tech took first prize at the Velocity $100k Awards this week. Many other great finalists!
Among the judges and mentors Imche, Debra and Hengjie from Kami.
A 54h marathon for aspiring founders! It used to be 54h of gruelling yet rewarding mentoring. However, Pauli and the organisers for this event have come with a more mentor friendly model. Give only 4h and be in to support a great event that will build grass-root capacity over the 4th weekend in November. ☞ HELP HERE
Glen from KiwiNet will from time to time flick us his Pipeline Post which is full of interesting IP projects that could lead to the next StretchSense №01, Hot Lime Labs №13 or FormusLabs №15.
Wanna find out more? Glen@KiwiNet.org.nz is happy to connect you
Did you know that FKA's one and only Debra is now the Chair of the KiwiNet investment committee? Of course, she is also our investor rep and the Chair of FormusLabs. Her Twitter handle is @RugbyMother for more reasons than one!
If you're not going to the Angel Summit in ChCh, you can catch some of the visiting international Angels and pick their brains in Auckland. ☞ MORE
A number of FKA portfolio companies are currently raising a follow-on round to further drive growth. Here are some things to think about.