Haha, when we reported last week that Kami, FKA's #02 portfolio company is hiring we understated their user numbers. 10M+ not nine!
Jonathan Curtis has been a regular at ADI.Clinic since forever. He loves his boats old, and his companies young! Both require a lot of money and patience. Doesn't seem smart but Jonathan has plenty of smarts.
He has talked with Andy, Glen and Rudi about angelic matters and all feel there is a good mutual fit. That is unless anyone knows reasons to put Jonathan on the plank rather than let him join FKA. Please raise any concerns in confidence with the FKA Board.
The Meg is now on Netflix. It was Moxion's first blockbuster gig four years ago that put FKA's #10 portfolio company on the international stage. Hugh and Co are passionate about making better films. Better workflows in feature film production make for better outcomes!
Not often that we find a song that fits with the signing of the investment docs for a new portfolio company (#22). Chatterize makes an exception!
"I dunno..." may or may not be appropriate chatter in the app?
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Another poster boy at KPMG this week, Ian Proudfoot reporting on the state of AgriTech. Millennials are interested in the NZ opportunities from plant-based protein. They prioritise recruiting, developing, and retaining talent – an emphasis shared by women in agribusiness.
They share an openness to gene technology, including gene editing with baby boomers, unlike the generation X that is sandwiched between both.
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New staff at NZGCP also includes a Marketing Manager who asked to correct last week's quoted wording of the AANZ press release regarding NZGCP. So here is the official NZGCP press release.
But then Rudi only added "or lead deals" from what he picked up in the "Welcome the Aspire crew" Zoom call last week. "It is not our immediate intention to lead but we have the authority."
Rudi asked for a copy of the MBIE mandate and we will advise if he needs a hearing aid or not as soon as we can cross-reference the mandate.