The Phoenix company StretchSense has emerged from the collapse of our first portfolio company. A bummer but still much the same team and we still love them. Ben is now going deep with mocap. Press Release!
Phil is always rooting for his startup pups. Eight360 is one of them and is proud to share this PR piece in New Atlas. Also, they are raising!
Judith Marecek the Programme Manager of Velocity asked so very nicely. Ben from StretchSense and Hengjie from Kami are both Velocity alumni. So don't hold back and register to get involved as judge and/or mentor.
In previous years, you’ve included a call to sign-up in your newsletter [...] Not many people do ‘marketing’ like you, and I am sure it would reach precisely our target audience.
Lawrence is our Angel of the Far North. A serial entrepreneur, he still has a startup on the go, Horn.co a video conferencing platform. It got too busy with COVID-19 that he decided to raise to hire. He is blowing his horn for US$10m. Much to learn from this guy!
Being a director of an early stage/angel backed company is different and in many ways more challenging than established company directorships. As angel investors, we promise founders our money and our time - joining the board is a powerful way to truly contribute to the success of these businesses.
Because of Covid-19, AANZ is offering this course entirely online over two mornings, Friday 15 May from 9:30am – 12pm, and Friday 22 May from 9:30am – 12pm. The second session will build on the material covered in the first session, so attendance at both is required. The cost to attend the workshop is $250 +GST. Register for your legendary teacher Debra.
Before you share your thoughts, think about what the powerful person cares about — it may be “the credibility of their team or getting a project done on time,” You’re more likely to be heard if you can connect your disagreement to a “higher purpose.” HBR talks of disagreeing with your boss but there are some general tips in this article.
COVID-19 kills beer!This NBR report inspired the above image and newsletter promotion on LinkedIn which netted a bunch of new readers. Also, a rare endorsement from Lance Wiggs who normally shoots to kill.
Rudi says thank you to Steph Harworth and Rob Vickery for their corrective intervention. Also, he apologises to the editorial team for releasing words before submitting them for scrutiny. DISTROY should have been DESTROY!
Advisory.Works is where Uli is moonlighting when he is not an Angel. His firm also offers services that can be accessed for FREE via the Regional Business Partner programme.
See the list of AW services. and get in touch with Uli.Wiehle@fka.nz
ADI.Clinic provides FREE advice to any founder. DG called in yesterday, wanting to unseat newzealandgirls.co.nz from its #13 spot. Essentially, offering a two-sided market place for escort services. Interesting discussions ensued but the final verdict was NO ANGEL DEAL.
Suse on behalf of AANZ has made a submission to Government proposing 15 initiatives to support and strengthen the ecosystem during COVID-19 and beyond.
The Board and management of NZGCP were established under National, Labour has just given $300m to NZGCP. Last Thursday the NZ Herald reported an investigation and had this to report yesterday.
A probe into complaints against a staff member at a Crown-backed money manager has not been upheld, with the fund revealing no details of the claims.
While the chairman of the fund says he believes the matter is closed, the Super Fund, which was told to hire the fund by the Government, says it will now review whether it still has conviction in the management.
Note how the NZH is timing relevant articles to hit our Friday cycle. Just as you may not believe all you read in this publication you should not take everything in the printed press for gospel.