• Supporting the ‘Unofficial’ NZ Start-up Sector in the Valley

    Supporting the ‘Unofficial’ NZ Start-up Sector in the Valley

    I have been thinking about this post for some time. Over the past few months, I have been speaking to a number of Kiwi tech start-ups interested in joining the Meteoroid Program. They represent a whole set of different domains and come from different parts of the country. A select few are joining the Program […]

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  • VIDEOS: Bill Reichert & Adiba Barney in New Zealand

    VIDEOS: Bill Reichert & Adiba Barney in New Zealand

    When Bill Reichert, Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures & Adiba Barney, CEO of SVForum visited New Zealand last month, Wharf42 commissioned 90Seconds to film several of the key public events and presentations. We were keen to capture the content to assist the start-ups who participated in the tour, replay their pitch and take on […]

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  • Introducing the Wharf42 Fireside Chat Season

    Introducing the Wharf42 Fireside Chat Season

    What do Kiwi start-ups need to do to attract investment from Silicon Valley? How do those same start-ups cut through the noise of tens of thousands of other start-ups seeking to access the same funding? What current innovation trends are attracting the interest from that investment community? Is the technology, the team and the traction […]

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  • NZD/USD Creates Opportunity for Valley Investors

    NZD/USD Creates Opportunity for Valley Investors

    Over the past few weeks, I have been following the fall in the NZD / USD cross rate with interest. As Jacqui and I are about to embark on our three month gig in Silicon Valley, everything has just got a whole lot more expensive. And it looks as though more is about to follow. […]

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  • Innovation at Fieldays 2015 – And a lesson to be learnt

    Innovation at Fieldays 2015 – And a lesson to be learnt

    I spent yesterday visiting the Innovation Hub at Fieldays 2015. The timing was perfect. Today, I have a WNT Ventures Investment Committee meeting and AgTech is high on the agenda. First of all some background: Fieldays is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest agricultural event, providing a unique opportunity to showcase New Zealand’s agriculture, agribusiness and agtech. […]

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Raising Capital

‘The Art of Angel Investing’: Bill Reichert at ASB Bank

‘The Art of Angel Investing’: Bill Reichert at ASB Bank

Last Thursday, over 70 Auckland-based investors attended the Wharf42 investor presentation at the Cube Events Centre in ASB Bank’s Wynyard Quarter HQ. The focus of the event was to talk about the current Silicon Valley tech and investment landscape and how it can potentially engage with New Zealand’s own innovation ecosystem. Bill Reichert, Managing Director […]

Maori Business

Wharf42 Partners with Tuia Innovation

Wharf42 Partners with Tuia Innovation

Tuia Innovation is a group of specialist commercial advisors with a focus on assisting Maori to extract better returns from their assets and the opportunities available to them through science and technology-driven innovation. Wharf42’s partners in Tuia Innovation include The Tuia Group, SODA Inc, the Federation of Maori Authorities, WNT Ventures, LIFTOFF and SVX. The […]

New Zealand

EPIC by name. EPIC by nature. The Christchurch Story

EPIC by name. EPIC by nature. The Christchurch Story

One of the benefits of hosting Bill Reichert and Adiba Barney’s upcoming New Zealand visit is that I have had the opportunity to reach out and meet up with different sectors of the country’s early stage tech innovation ecosystem. For the past couple of days, I have had the opportunity to spend time with the […]