Brian gave an honest, warts 'n' all update for NexTransfer #11. Operating in the car rental space the business was hit hard by Covid but has survived and is adjusting its business model. RESPECT!James is our champion and investor rep since 2014.
Simon is a creative with an exciting vision to texture virtual worlds. He needs a CEO to help him deliver and extract the full commercial potential. Cornelius assisted by Mel Langlots is not afraid to look at uncut gems.
Tim delivered a powerful pitch and his video will follow. We could only source a headshot on the web so we fused it with the powerful body of his namesake. Caro is the champion for Dacreed! For the record, Caro is many things but she is no accountant, her forté is legal.
AANZ's second Runway event in 2021 is in Wellington, Wed, 23 June, 9:00 - 19:30, 40 angels + 40 founders. Register!
It includes three practical sessions and the popular speed dating, now less speedy and much more. firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
With David Eldor, Stephen Smith, Jeff Skidmore, Geoff Cossey, Richard Chew, Caro Williams and Tim Pointer joining in the last six month we're now a proud 69 active angels. "Angels doing it for Startups"
Interesting fact. Among our angels, we have two who know more about payments than most. Young Will just left Revolut and newbie Jeff has built polipay.co.nz □
The purpose of our research was to go beyond the well-known facts that entrepreneurs typically experience high levels of stress, burnout, and difficulty finding the time needed to achieve business success.
The Breakthrough Programme is a founder and investor wellbeing initiative that AANZ can make available in collaboration with Abroad (EHF Fellows), NZTE, NZGCP and Callaghan Innovation. Garth is coordinating at our end. Email him!
A myth has pervaded the business world for far too long: introverts aren’t cut out to be leaders.
Some 65% of senior executives see introversion as a “barrier to leadership,” and only 6% think introverts have the people skills required to oversee a successful team. DEBUNK!
Our team at Kami is wearing pink for the Pink Ribbon Breakfast to help support Breast Cancer Foundation NZ... more.
Just a year ago, SoftBank Group posted a huge annual loss, think WeWork. This month Son Masayoshi, its founder and CEO, announces the largest quarterly profit recorded by a listed Japanese firm in three decades. Read more!
PWP - Practice Without Pressure is Troy's motto for this informal pitch practice. He says he is a flâneur of the startup ecosystem.
Next Thursday is the Icehouse Ventures Demo Day. A virtual event that dramatically reduces the costs and will hopefully benefit founders with reduced levies. Interested investors ask Robbie for a registration link.