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SS is our first and very proud portfolio company. Their new factory near Auckland Airport will be the size of two soccer fields. All shareholders, FKAngels of LP1 will get an opportunity to check it out at the AGM, 12 October 2017, 16:00.
Kami is our second portfolio company and making us proud in other ways. They have clocked up a scary 4,000,000 users. We can expect an official announcement about a high-level appointment to strengthen their sales and operations shortly.
Kami PFC#02 are firing on all cylinders. They want to light a fire for Halloween but otherwise have now a ZERO burn rate. Wear your best costume!
Poster boys Ben and Wulf keep driving our 12th portfolio company Wherewolf. Now, the folks at Deloitte Fast 50 have noticed them too and reckon Wherewolf is a Rising Star in the Dunedin and Lower South Island Region.
It's not FKA behind the ape ball
NZTE and AANZ are excited to present Tech Shed, an investment showcase featuring cutting-edge New Zealand companies looking to take it to the next level. This is the traditional opening event to the annual NZ Angel Summit.
1 November 2017, 16:30-22:00 @ Shed 17, AKL ☞ Mᴏʀᴇ Hᴇʀᴇ & RSVP The abovereel is from last year's event in a Hawkes Bay packing shed.
NEWS FROM NZVIF ◻︎ Bridget going on maternity leave ◻︎ VC Aaron is stepping in on the SCIF side too ◻︎ Stu is off to greener pastures ◻︎ one vacancy for another analyst to join Hattaf ◻︎ NEW FORMS: ① EC ② Quarterly Reporting ③ DD guideline ☞more
We wish Bridget and Stu all the best We can expect to see more of Stu at ADI.Clinic and Bridget should soon be back on deck if the past is anything to go by. Whilst both will be sorely missed it is clear that Richard, Aaron and team will steer the new SCIF 2.0 course with a strong hand.
"Women angels are three times more likely to invest via a fund." is one of the first results from the AANZ survey that Suse is sharing. Primarily as a teaser to get more angels to complete the survey. Who could resist Suse's pleas? So do it!
Suse's pleading knows no end, she is also looking for nominations. Arch Angel Award is given to the person in our community who best exemplifies a quintessential angel… someone who shares their time, insights, deeply relevant skills and networks as well as their “coin” with high growth startup companies. They are also people who are contributing to the profile and growth of angel investment by giving their time to angel investment in the broader scene by promoting the space, mentoring, providing thought leadership and being active members of angel networks or early-stage funds. Puawaitanga Award for an outstanding angel-backed venture. This award will go to the lead investor AND venture best exemplifying what an investor director and founder can achieve by working together. It is in effect a celebration and recognition of what a really A+ angel-backed venture looks like. It will be awarded to a venture on target for world-class success which has excellent governance, a compelling business and a clear capital and exit strategy. Kotahitanga Award for outstanding contribution to the industry. This award would recognise those in the angel space who have worked tirelessly to support the industry, who have selflessly given personal time and energy for a sustained period, who have contributed to the professionalism, profile and reputation of angel investment in New Zealand and had a marked impact on the creation of a impactful New Zealand angel community.
I'd love to see more FKAngels besides Rudi at the AANZ Summit on Waiheke! The beautiful vineyards of Cable Bay and Mudbrick, 2/3 November, $1,321.35 for members, FKAngels are AANZ members. Book here
This week's writing stats of the editor and CCH show clear evidence of writing volume and prolific use of FKA-suffixed words.
We had a great beer tasting on Wednesday in Takapuna On Thursday in Auckland two Kiwis Dan and Stu were outnumbered by three Germans Rudi, Sabrina and Uli. Chris, Martin and Ralf are also German, and Karl is half German. Consequently, suggestions were muted to rebrand FKA to Flying Kraut Angels. Phil who lives in Munich under a German wife managed to make some time away from the Octoberfest to submit his best kraut image. Should we have a naming contest for FKA's Xmas Do?
News just in. We'll kick off ADI.Clinic Hamilton soon!
A joint effort with Enterprise Angels. Thanks, Julian, Sally and Zack.