• The San Francisco incubation landscape is hotting up

    The San Francisco incubation landscape is hotting up

    When visiting Silicon Valley, I spend most of my time down the peninsular in South Bay. To those not familiar with the landscape, that is about 35 miles south of San Francisco on Route 101 to San Jose. The municipalities of Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Palo Alto are my usual hunting grounds. At […]

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  • Could a robot steal your job?

    Could a robot steal your job?

    Every time I return to New Zealand from Silicon Valley I am asked, ‘what are the current trends?’ What are the hot tech spots and where is venture funding headed? This morning’s USA Today had an interesting front page headline: Could a robot steal your job? It looked at emerging advances in technology that mean […]

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  • An Angel and VC Pavilion? It must be Silicon Valley

    An Angel and VC Pavilion? It must be Silicon Valley

    And it’s a warm welcome from Sunnyvale! I have just spent the first day of my current Silicon Valley trip at the Plug and Play Tech Center campus here in the heart of the Valley. I caught up with key members of the Plug and Play team as I prepare for the announcement referred to […]

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  • The Wharf42 Acceleration Model: An Introduction

    The Wharf42 Acceleration Model: An Introduction

    Yesterday, I landed at SFO. Today, I am in Sunnyvale. It is just great to be back. Ever since I announced that Wharf42 would be announcing details of its 2015 Silicon Valley Acceleration program on 7th November, I have been asked to provide a little bit more insight. So its time for some perspective and […]

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  • Sharing the New Zealand Story with Silicon Valley

    Sharing the New Zealand Story with Silicon Valley

    I received an email yesterday from the team at The New Zealand Story. The images and content they provide is designed to help promote accurate perceptions of New Zealand offshore by showcasing the collective values of the New Zealand Story. These are summarised in three chapters: Open Spaces, Open Hearts and Open Minds. Wharf42 has […]

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Raising Capital

An Angel and VC Pavilion? It must be Silicon Valley

An Angel and VC Pavilion? It must be Silicon Valley

And it’s a warm welcome from Sunnyvale! I have just spent the first day of my current Silicon Valley trip at the Plug and Play Tech Center campus here in the heart of the Valley. I caught up with key members of the Plug and Play team as I prepare for the announcement referred to […]

Maori Business

Te Hekenga Conference: 18-19 Sept, Tauranga

Te Hekenga Conference: 18-19 Sept, Tauranga

The Tauranga Māori Business Association is hosting the third National Hui for Māori Business Networks and Maori SME’s from 18-19 September at the ASB Arena, Baypark, Tauranga. I posted an article about the importance of the Maori economy to New Zealand last month. It is growing rapidly and has the potential to transform the lives […]

New Zealand

Sharing the New Zealand Story with Silicon Valley

Sharing the New Zealand Story with Silicon Valley

I received an email yesterday from the team at The New Zealand Story. The images and content they provide is designed to help promote accurate perceptions of New Zealand offshore by showcasing the collective values of the New Zealand Story. These are summarised in three chapters: Open Spaces, Open Hearts and Open Minds. Wharf42 has […]