Ascent passed the smell test and Marisa has the remit from the FKA team to proceed to DD. She is calling angels from other groups to help with the DD work and subsequent syndication. More about the biz--here.
Erick, Glen, Rudi and angel applicant Emma were cooking up a storm as mentors last weekend. The organising team was amazing and mostly from GridAKL. That's the reason why GridAKL is FKA HQ!
Startup Weekend Auckland is just one of the many capacity building events that Campbell and Imche want to make sure FKA Angels support.
Not Emma Peel but Emma Blott is pushing through FKA's Veto Gate this week. Erick, Glen and Rudi have seen her fighting fit, mentoring at Startup Weekend. Maheen has known her for a while. Emma in turn likes how we do things at FKA. So a new Angel to the team!
However, if anyone knows of any reason why Emma should be pushed back, now is the time to speak up and notify the Board in confidence.
Startup Weekend was great, now, pencil Imagine—Tai Tokerau up in Whangarei next month. Find out more from Martin.Knoche@fka.nz who is one of the organisers. Check out the event site.
Campbell & Imche are scheming a bus trip, Andy has trialled a VW California last week already. Martin has some great waterfront cabins and Lawrence a boat... Whangarei could be a lot of fun!
Great online workshop! 16 and 23 November, 09:00 - 11:30. $57.50 or $115 for 3+ from one organisation. Email CCH@fka.nz to combine and conquer that discount! Ask Debra for more info. Maheen recommends it!
Some particular relevance for startup solvency after these recent articles in $NBR and NZ Herald.
Kiwi Alex McNaughten is pitching Justin Michael, US-based best-selling author, sales leader and expert sales technologist. Both give a FREE Zoominar about how tech can lift sales results. BOOK 29 Oct, 10am!
The FKA M-Team is shaping up just fine! Second team call next week. If you want to contribute and shape where we go give our CCH a call
Matthew has been a young regular at ADI.Clinic. Now, he has stepped up to take responsibility for the investor docs at FKA Nominees.
Phew! One less cat-herding task, says Rudi. Thanks, Matthew!
Dean Tilyard and his crew at The Factory let 7 of 20 startups through the drafting gate for this year's Innovate where cow dung meets the topsoil.
Busy day again at ADI Auckland. Ex-NZVIFler shared a deal with us. A nice surprise from FileInvite James who attended as a mentor, 3 years to the day after his own visit to ADI. Stuff that makes the Dirty Dozen proud!
Today 2 deals found instant champions. Deal Flow Master Andy is mapping a Trello board with the help from Potentia's Julian—some recruiters do more than talk and network
KiwiNet is running a WILD programme with a tame logo. We GIFted a little alligator allure. All about advancing the leadership and governance skills of women with a STEM background. Find out more!