Sharing Angel Experiences in New Zealand

Angel Investing News

I was asked to present a summary of our five-month visit to New Zealand in 2010, where we shared experiences with angels and entrepreneurs. Here is a link to my EBAN talk, Sharing Angel Experiences in New Zealand. New Zealand EBAN European Business Angel Network WarsawLast week Ann and I attended the 11th annual Congress of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN) in Warsaw.

HomeAway Buys a Stake in Bookabach of New Zealand


Austin-based HomeAway just increased its presence in Asia with the acquisition of Bookabach Limited, a New Zealand-based vacation rental site.

Pregnant and Prime Minister: 37-Year-old New Zealand Leader Becomes Role Model for Women Everywhere

Inc Startups

It's nearly unheard of for an elected leader of a country to hold office while pregnant.

Flirtey and Domino's Partner to Deliver Pizza via Drone in New Zealand

Inc Startups

Drone manufacturer Flirtey partnered with Domino's to start delivering pizza to select customers in the Pacific Ocean island nation via drone

Potential Progress On Dealing With Software Patents

Feld Thoughts

While we continue to struggle with patent trolls in the US – which used to be called “non-practicing entities” (NPEs) but now apparently prefer to be called ”patent assertion entities” (PAE) – the New Zealand government has announced that software will no longer be patented. Patents functional claiming new zealand

80’S TUESDAY: I Got You by Split Enz - Going down under to.

Mark Birch

80’S TUESDAY: I Got You by Split Enz - Going down under to New Zealand for this 80’s hit. Just an upbeat classic 80’s pop song with all the synth-pop, New Wave floss. I Got You Neil Finn New Wave New Zealand Split Enz Synthpop music 80's TuesdayThis was the band that launched the career of Neil Finn of Crowded House fame. As an aside, what apparently passed for innovation in the music business back then was laser etching of vinyl records.

How This Tiny Island Became the Hottest Spot on Earth for the Rocket Industry

Inc Startups

New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula has proven to be a welcome space for aerospace company Rocket Lab

Kiwi lean startup + Australia next

Startup Lessons Learned

I want to especially thank the dozens of Kiwis who acted as my guardians and escorts from place to place, even driving me around on the wrong side of the road Every tourist will tell you that New Zealand is a beautiful country, and they are not kidding.

6 Ways Your Innovation Can Deliver Delight And Devotion

Inc Startups

Innovation Lessons from Air New Zealand's remarkable customer experience

Peter Thiel's Trump Gamble Is a Pure Hedge Fund Bet: Society's Risk, His Reward

Inc Startups

With a safe haven in New Zealand, the billionaire VC is prepared to risk disaster to make his dream of immortal freedom a reality

This CEO Wants Employees to Leave Work Early (and Loudly Let Everyone Else Know That They're Going)

Inc Startups

Robbert Rietbroek, chief executive of PepsiCo Australia and New Zealand, says he wants leaders to "leave loudly" so everyone else feels comfortable doing it too.

Last week I shared my startup experiences with the Metro Atlanta Chamber…

Jeff Hilimire

My favorite bit: The company, Spunlogic, moved out of his mother’s basement and into an office after landing a deal with a New Zealand company. As hopes heightened and excitement built, the New Zealand company went bankrupt without a penny spent on Spunlogic. “It

Entrepreneurship at it’s Core

Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

Derek Handley from World Class New Zealand on Vimeo. This is a truly inspiring video. Would highly recommend that you take 20 minutes out of your schedule to watch this video. The speaker articulates his journey as an entrepreneur and the lessons he learned along the way.

Global Business Outsourcing (Infographic)


Why outsourcing could save your business. The global market size of the outsourced services industry was worth $82.9 billion in revenue in 2013.

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Incredible Day In The FX Markets - FOMC


However, stronger than expected growth figures out of New Zealand provided the pair with another opportunity to test this level, but it failed to break through once again" - LINK NZDGPD - The FOMC caused a massive USD sell off. That did not help my EURUSD short position.

Why I don’t believe in luck: Part 2

Jeff Hilimire

My first big win with my first company, Spunlogic, was a huge web design project with a New Zealand company. One month into the project, still waiting on the first check, we received word from New Zealand that the company went bankrupt, the project was canceled, and we were never going to get a dime. Yesterday I posted that I no longer believe in luck in business. And some poeple agreed and some people did not, which is what I expected.

Entrepreneur’s 5 Month Journey Transforms Her Business Philosophy


In 2014, Maggie cycled for 5 months around the mountainous roads of New Zealand, towing her two-year-old son the entire way. My five month journey cycle touring New Zealand was nothing short of adventure. We began our adventure in Christchurch where my mothers’ best friend dropped us off at our starting point and then we circumnavigated the south island of New Zealand on our bikes. Entrepreneurship has evolved.

[Asia] Asian Attitudes Towards Creativity And Education Differ: Adobe Study


68% of respondents from Australia-New Zealand strongly agree that basic digital media skills are essential for a 21st century workforce, much higher than the APAC average of 54%.

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Mexican Peso Slide Will Continue


agreement and Mexico stands to benefit heavily from the 12-country deal, comprising the United States, Singapore, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, and Vietnam.

What is a good site or Gmail extension for an angel investor to manage their startup deals?


Boy, do I wish there was a magical Gmail extension to let me manage my startup deals!

What is a good site or Gmail extension for an angel investor to manage their startup deals?


Boy, do I wish there was a magical Gmail extension to let me manage my startup deals!

The Best Places to Start a Business in 2015

Up and Running

Recent developments – including an influx of new college grads and the well-deserved (if you ask me) popularity of a TV show based in the city and bearing the same name as the city – have also made it cool again. New Zealand.

Best Way to Fight Trolls: Ban Software Patents?

Inc Startups

By claiming software isn''t a patentable invention, New Zealand just found a way to ban software patents. Well, that''s pretty much what New Zealand just did. The U.S. should take notice.

Why I keep doing what I do.

47 Hats

Got this email (reprinted with permission) from Mike Stokes in New Zealand yesterday on my birthday (yes, I am now version 5.3): Hi Bob, As a fan of your writings for years (and especially your books, which I still refer to), you are the first person I wanted to run our new software past.

In the Lean In Era, Business And Tech Still Fail To Promote Women; 4 Ways To Fix The Problem Now 


Governments, stock exchanges, and industry groups in Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and New Zealand, for example, are very active on gender diversity issues. by Douglas M.

Pradeep Raman joins us at Forward Partners

The Equity Kicker

Prior to Piton Pradeep was an entrepreneur, founding three companies in New Zealand and the UK. I’m pleased to let you all know that Pradeep Raman has joined us as Senior Associate from Piton Capital , a VC fund that invests in marketplaces.

Patent and Immigration Reform Activities

Feld Thoughts

It pains me to see other countries – such as Canada, the UK, and New Zealand – be more progressive, open, and forward thinking around entrepreneurship and innovation than the US. Two of the public policy things I care about are patent reform and immigration reform. I believe our patent system – especially with regard to software and business method patents – is completely and totally broken.

Eat Global, Not Local

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

It is fashionable these days to decry "food miles." The longer food has spent traveling to your plate, the more oil has been burnt and the more peace has been shattered along the way. But why single out food? Should we not protest against T-shirt miles, too, and laptop miles?

What’s the Secret to Your Success? With Michael Chinnery of Divinity Olives

Up and Running

Olives are harvested on the Chinnery’s land in New Zealand. In Mangawhai, located in the New Zealand countryside, lies a beautiful olive grove.

The 5 Stages of Running a Startup

The Startup Magazine

You pour your heart and soul into the business, talk about it until your friends are tired of hearing it, and spend every waking moment working on your new company. Having that base of followers is essential to bringing in new clients. Running a business is a marathon.

12 Questions: Meet Catherine Faletanoai (New Zeland)

crowdSPRING Blog

Catherine lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand. So apart from rolling rrrs Southland is a beautiful piece of New Zealand, perhaps the most beautiful….yes. Challenging: creative blocks and getting in a rut where nothing you design seems new/fresh or even good!

BoS Registrations reach halfway. Here is where people are coming from.

Business of Software Blog

New Zealand: 3. I was idly thinking about seeing if some Business of Software delegates might be interested in getting together before the conference so had a look at where the 180 registered attendees are coming from (exactly halfway now).

Four Tips For Singaporean Startups To Ensure Success Past The Five Year Mark


A study by NUS Enterprise reported that almost every second young startup is currently focused on developing completely new technology. Be open to new technology. In particular, she says, “be open to exploring new technologies and ideas.

Most Overused Buzzword On LinkedIn Profiles? Creative.


New Zealand: Creative. So in Australia, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden and United States, professionals used the word creative in their profiles to give themselves an edge in the careers… except that many others also describe themselves similarly.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: D.I.Y. Wholesale Flowers

crowdSPRING Blog

Well if you live in New Zealand or the South Pacific you will be able to do just that! Van Lier Nurseries , a cut flower and propagation nursery and the largest rose grower in New Zealand, is teaming up with D.I.Y.

Daily News Round-up

Up and Running

Over at The New York Times, Paul Downs is running a four-part series on his decision to hire a sales consultant. “Speed dating for businesses” in New Zealand: Innovest Auckland 2013 is matching 59 pre-approved small-to-medium businesses seeking growth capital with 112 investors. Congratulations! This week marks the 50th anniversary of National Small Business Week. The U.S.

7 Entrepreneurs Who Started Successful Businesses In College


Fully comprehending the challenges and requirements of Ivy League education, this 22-year-old New Zealand business owner, a Harvard graduate himself, decided to use his expertise and knowledge to help kids define their aspirations and gain world-class education.

[Event] Over 540 Young Entrepreneurs To Converge On Global Startup Youth


Malaysia will see over 500 youth descend on its capital Kuala Lumpur this October for Global Startup Youth (GSY) , a three-day idea accelerator program aimed at helping young entrepreneurs shape and launch new projects that will hopefully evolve into sustainable global businesses.

5 New Year’s Resolutions All Entrepreneurs Should Write Down!

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Every new year, we all set out to make resolutions: lose weight, save money, stopped being shocked when the Chicago Cubs don’t win the World Series. Yet, the new way of thinking has started to see fun as an ally of business, rather than an enemy.

2012 Valuation Survey of Angel Groups


New York Angels. New Mexico Angels. In 2011, we noted that the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue deals funded by angel groups in Silicon Valley, Boston and New York was higher than most other regions of the country. In 2012 seven of the eight groups from California, Boston and New York were above the median of all groups. New Zealand’s life science sector startups were funded at a pre-money valuation of US$3.25, almost identical to the North American median.