• Tauranga Startup Weekend: 13-15 November 2015

    Tauranga Startup Weekend: 13-15 November 2015

    One of the great things about being based in Silicon Valley is seeing all the amazing global start-ups that have chosen to call this place ‘home’. That’s at least how the local media see it. Time then to re-wind. Even though I am surrounded by over 350 tech start-ups and a highly motivated and energetic […]

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  • Raise a hand if you invest in Agriculture

    Raise a hand if you invest in Agriculture

    Over the past few weeks, I have been on a journey of discovery exploring different aspects of AgTech engagement inside Silicon Valley. I’ve met up with a number of really interesting people – entrepreneurs, investors, people actively engaged in the space. Whilst passionate about the sector, they remain a minority. Agriculture it seems is just […]

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  • Introducing AgFunder: The Crowdfunding Platform for AgTech

    Introducing AgFunder: The Crowdfunding Platform for AgTech

    In New Zealand, equity crowdfunding has just celebrated its first birthday. The crowdfunding platforms on offer have provided a great new funding option for early stage companies seeking equity investment and have provided retail investors with an exciting new investment vehicle. Despite some initial concerns, I would give the emerging players a pretty solid 8/10 […]

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  • Wharf42 Partners with the FinTech Revolution

    Wharf42 Partners with the FinTech Revolution

    Wharf42 is delighted to be a Partner for the upcoming SVForum Conference: ‘The FinTech Revolution: Banking on the Future’. The event is being hosted at GSVlabs, 425 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063 on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Advances in technology are having a vast impact on financial markets, with disruption occurring everywhere you look. Alternate financing […]

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  • The WNT Ventures Model is Working

    The WNT Ventures Model is Working

    Last week, the Bay of Plenty Times published an article which talked about the progress that WNT Ventures (WNT) was making. Yesterday, I took part in a WNT Board call from my office in Silicon Valley. The location was fitting, but more of that later. First however, a quick recap. WNT is one of the […]

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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 […]