• Bill Reichert and Adiba Barney’s New Zealand Visit – The Itinerary

    Bill Reichert and Adiba Barney’s New Zealand Visit – The Itinerary

    Sitting in Tauranga Airport lounge with my Wellington flight delayed for three hours has given me the opportunity to update on Bill and Adiba’s New Zealand visit itinerary. One of the goals of the visit is to reach out to as wide a cross-section of the New Zealand startup and investor community as possible. To […]

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  • Wharf42 Partners with SVForum’s World Cup Tech Challenge 2015

    Wharf42 Partners with SVForum’s World Cup Tech Challenge 2015

    Is your New Zealand tech start-up in a pre-global stage, meaning you have launched your products in New Zealand and now ready for a global launch? If so, then read on. In May 2014, SVForum, Silicon Valley’s largest entrepreneur network, launched a new competition called the World Cup Tech Challenge, where the next generation of […]

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  • Register today for the FREE Meteoroid Webinar Series

    Register today for the FREE Meteoroid Webinar Series

    Wharf42 is delighted to announce, in conjunction with Amcham, the American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand, the dates of the first two webinars in the Meteoroid Program webinar series. The Meteoroid Webinar Series addresses some of the key issues that early stage New Zealand technology companies need to consider when entering the US market. […]

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  • The 2015 Meteoroid Program: Applications close 27 April

    The 2015 Meteoroid Program: Applications close 27 April

    It’s been a busy few weeks. It started on 23rd January with the formal launch of the Meteoroid Program in Tauranga. You can view the videos of each of the keynote speakers: They include Jim Donegan, the US Consul General to New Zealand; Hon Simon Bridges, Minister for Transport; Peter Withers, inaugural Regional Director Americas […]

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  • Bill Reichert & Adiba Barney to Visit New Zealand

    Bill Reichert & Adiba Barney to Visit New Zealand

    Wharf42 is delighted to announce that Bill Reichert and Adiba Barney will be visiting New Zealand in May to help early stage tech businesses prepare for entry into the North American market. Bill Reichert is a leading figure in the Silicon Valley start-up ecosystem. He is Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, a seed-stage and […]

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Raising Capital

Leading US Angel visits Tauranga

Leading US Angel visits Tauranga

It’s great to see that Enterprise Angels have secured a visit to Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty with leading US Angel investor, John May. John is the managing partner of New Vantage Group, a McLean, VA firm that innovatively mobilizes private equity into early-stage companies and provides advisory services to both funds, private investors […]

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

Can New Zealand be a Start-up Nation?

Can New Zealand be a Start-up Nation?

I have just returned from a week’s vacation in Bali. It was sorely needed. The recent launch of the Meteoroid Program and the final bedding in of WNT Ventures meant that some time out was due. The break also gave me a chance to read Dan Senor & Paul Singer’s fascinating book, ‘Start-up Nation’, the […]