We'll have to start half an hour earlier at 18:00 for our November pitch night because it looks like we'll have 6 pitches. Tim Warren will be the MC to make sure we stay on time. Thank you, Andy Harwood, Arron Patterson, Joe Harper, Ralf Wittgen, Rudi Bublitz and Phil Southward!
✐ Please pencil Tuesday 19 November,18:00 for the last pitches in 2019.
NZ Entrepreneur Magazine reported already in July that Blackbird Ventures was sending two of their very best to NZ. Sam and Tip have since run their great Sunrise event that was well received by founders, investors and other ecosystem stakeholders.
The new Blackbird offices in New Zealand send a strong message to bootstrapping startup founders and Angels across the country. Needless to say that Blackbird will not be charging founders any fees. They will, of course, like any other VC charge investors.
Welcome, Sam and Tip! One diurnal bird, one nocturnal bird. Perfect!
Rob Vickery has virtually parachuted into NZ with Hillferance Ventures, aptly named after the parish in the Wellington district of the UK and a secret Harry Potter place - Vulture Claws or VC for short. Jai and Rudi attended the launch event on Guy Fawkes night.
Rudi says humorously "Rob preys with great success on minorities that most others ignore. His US portfolio is 50% coloured i.e. from migrants and has 30% female founders. But hear it from the horse's mouth."
Unwrapping the party favour late at night Rudi wondered if it was a beggar's cup to help with fundraising or simply a teacup.
Welcome, Rob & Co in Aotearoa, let's do some great stuff!
Simmonds Stewart has been sharing legal templates since forever. Now they are offering fixed fees for common startup services.
See the highlights reel from the 2019 Angel Showcase, the biggest spectacle in the Angel calendar for kotahi mano tangata.
Support our Angel Jackie in her role as CEO of the ecentre and come along for drinks on Wednesday, 27 November, from 5:00pm atFreeman & Grey in Ponsonby. She is celebrating the end of the year and the wrap up of the 2019 Sprint Global founders' programme. RSVP
That was the Propaganda Jacket at the NZ Hi-Tech Awards Gala night 2019. Get in the spirit for 2020 and grab one of the last places for the launch events in Auckland and Wellington, 27 November and 3 December respectively. Register for AKL or WLG!
SOSV ranks among the top four global accelerators and VC funds by a number of metrics. Isabel, our Angel in Munich, has attended their Deep Tech Trends 2019 and is shareing this report.