15 - a number that tells it all. When the t-shirts to celebrate 15,000,000 users were ready midweek the number had already nudged up to 15.8m. Growth that is hard to keep up with but the team is up for it! Kami
Moxion has cleaned up at the "Oscars for Tech Geeks", the 15th Annual Awards of the prestigious Hollywood Professional Association. All about the people and the tech behind the camera that make great films.
Our investor rep may not have the looks to go to Hollywood but he is proud to help a super team to take their great tech there. With US$80m Frame has out-funded Moxion by 20x still, Moxion outperformed Frame.
Business is definitely not boring when it's about our ageing joints. FKA portfolio company FormusLabs CEO, Ju, had a chat with Simon Pound about how lockdowns have accelerated his surgery tech. One lucky Angel has already guineapigged for FormusLabs. C'mon, tell the tale!
Any Angels out there with Directorial ambitions? Somebody has to keep an eye on Debra who chairs the KiwiNet IC - haha! Apply here.
FKA not only world-famous in New Zealand now also in Bangladesh! Nirjhor has joined our ADI clinics a few times and wants to adopt our model in Dhaka. Go Nirjhor!
The finance minister, Grant Robertson, expects the “worst quarter New Zealand has seen”. Data released today will show that GDP shrank by about 16.3% between March and June—or 3.1% year-on-year—proving, to no one’s surprise, that the economy is in a recession. Read on.
Anybody ever wondered why Genevieve doesn't answer her phone these days. Her post tells it all, she is extremely busy at EROAD as the company is preparing to raise $50m. Whoever said marketing is easy?
Andy takes responsibility to be the central point of contact for all deal flow. Campbell is teaming up with Imche Fourie from Level Two to coordinate FKA's capability building efforts with events such as Startup Weekend.
So, the next Startup Weekend in Auckland is already 2-4 October. Great learning for founders!Erick and Glen have already signed on as mentors.
Pauli the organiser is still looking for more female mentors. Our Chief Member Maker Maheen has already linked two women with Pauli from his member pipeline. Campbell and Imche ask, how about our local Angels? Averill, Debra, Genevieve, Jackie, Katheren or Marisa?
Martin was appointed the new chair of the Aotearoa Wave & Tidal Energy Association (AWATEA) to drive river, micro-hydro and marine energy in NZ. He is therefore calling for Kiwi founders to outsmart Aussie founders in the Ocean Impact - Pitch Fest 2020.
Wondering... How many chairs in FKA? Tell Rudi and/or send your guess!
Katheren says, sorry folks due to COVID level 2.5 the 4x4 event scheduled for this coming Sunday had to be cancelled. Trust me, as your CEO, I will bring you other events!
Funny thing. So, Max has been a few times. Loves the hard questions to shape his thinking! He booked but his email bounced.
He explained, your booking system has a longer memory for emails than the average lifespan of my startups □
In case you've missed it on Netflix, very insightful docu that makes you think about some of the stuff Angels get excited about... TRAILER
An interesting critique of the docu by Casey Newton in The Interface.
In a recent Google image search, our Chief GIF Maker stumbled across this humorous triptych. 1x Kami Dancer Team, 2x Kami 16M.
Bob's reaction, "Will do anything for ARR growth", Hengji "We always gonna need an SEO hacker/spammer eventually, are you trying to put your hand up [Rudi]?"