If angel investing is like playing with fire you could do worse than talking to the water boys at Shearwater. They are co-investors in Fuel50 with FKA. Recent subscribers, they're pouring over this newsletter. Tim and Rudi caught up with them this week as they visited NZ—it was pouring with rain.
Arron and his team have just passed their positive DD report on Dacreed for final review to Charlie. Cornelius is on the Board and, of course, has recused himself from the DD progress. Give the DD report a good read when it comes out! Kami is EdTech, and so is Dacreed.
The Kara team have sent through this speechless video HERE. They have topped $750k in the current round and further discussions should take them past $1m. Wanna know more? Ask Ashley.Smout@fka.nz our investor rep.
Thank you to Katheren for organising dinner this month at Mekong Baby. Great food, drink and company at a table of 14. Full of food and drink several of the angels were grounded the following day.
It was a great opportunity to discuss some background on deals and exits that we normally don't have time or room for during pitch nights. We will climb trees, have food and drink, and talk some more next month.
Anna Kominik is a force of power in the world of wings. The former AsiaPac Director of the Boeing Google joint venture Wisk will take to the skies as Head of Partnerships at OneReg after the completion of the Seed Round. Chris Sattler is leading the DD team which is a collab of FKA and Angel HQ.
Tamsin from NZTE put together a great lineup for InvestHer this Tuesday. Heath and Rudi attended. Ngaio came out smelling of roses as the scent champion for Abel. It was great to see Grater Goods from ChCh again after we met them in June 2021 at ADI. We took away some Faken great vegan meat!
Hello Club has impressive traction in the tough space of club management. Daisy Lab can make milk without cows which sounds worth scaling! Banquer brings financial literacy to school kids. Again Again manages reusable food and drink containers. Cool Points Club is an alternative to carbon offsetting, block-chained.
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Philippe, a former Deloitte partner came to ADI.Clinic in July 2020 and again this week, all the way from Northland to pick our brains. Great to hear of his progress with TAO and great to see that he values our reflective advice.
Emails not everyone gets! My name is Laura Rollock and I’m the co-founder of IRLY (which stands for I Really Like You). At IRLY, we are going to change the way Gen-Z dates.
Rudi - I noticed you’ve invested early stage and I’m hoping I can provide you with another pre-seed/seed investment opportunity. MORE HERE
AANZ: 25 May 2022, 10:00-11:30 ⚖️ Legal DD Workshop, more HERE.
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StretchSense & Kami in our portfolio first surfaced in the Innovation Challenge.