Wednesday was our first post-Covid19 pitch night and dinner. 2 great pitches at KPMG and afterwards, 19 peeps feeding at Cassia.
Consensus was - let's do that again!
Pitch #1. Ben from StretchSense showed off his finger dexterity and the mocap glove that is proving a hit with film and game makers. Heath and Rudi will provide more info on this co-investment opportunity.
Pitch #2. Paul Adams from Everidge shared his insights on managing intangible assets which are highly relevant to startups and investors. Garth and Jai will follow up with Paul and his team to make sure that FKA doesn't miss a trick.
70% of Dubai companies expect to go out of business within six months due to coronavirus pandemic, survey says. Don't think it's over yet!
Dubai, which has one of the most diversified and non-oil dependent economies in the Gulf, relies on sectors like hospitality, tourism, entertainment, logistics, property and retail. Read more!Hattaf in tears!
Greg Sitters and Debra are doing it again. A free virtual workshop for startup founders! Their Governance workshop is normally run for investors and aspiring directors but they have adapted it for founders to give them the tools they need to understand what boards do or rather should do.
Yesterday at ADI Auckland we caught up with Tim who has teamed up with Adriano and the guys at Luk Tech who have been to ADI before. Interesting stuff! 50+ restaurants already, great discussion about business model and scaling.
ADI mentors have more fun! Be there for the next instalment.
City of Berlin to buy a stake in Covid-19 vaccine player CureVac! €300m investment round. Trump has appetite but Angela wont have it. Rudi's old SAP boss owns 80%. Read more!
Oh my!OIO Changes! All - not just over $100m - overseas investments that result in more than 25% overseas ownership of a Kiwi business must be notified to the Overseas Investment Office or if it increases an existing holding.
Transactions will be assessed to ensure they are in NZ’s best interest. These Covid19 induced measures will be reviewed every 90 days.
How the "Father of Venture Capital" returned >500x on $70k. Georges Doriot is widely considered as the first VC. In 1967 he backed Ken Olson and Digital Equipment Corporation. More here.