• The Meteoroid Program Silicon Valley Service Partner Network

    The Meteoroid Program Silicon Valley Service Partner Network

    One of the key projects I set myself for this week was to consolidate the Meteoroid Program Service Partner network here in Silicon Valley. Even though I am only three day’s into the week, that project is now almost complete. When any early stage New Zealand tech business lands on the West Coast, it is […]

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  • WNT Ventures Relocates to Basestation

    WNT Ventures Relocates to Basestation

    Wharf42 is delighted that WNT Ventures has relocated its offices to Basestation, Tauranga’s Information, Communication and Technology hub. We know the team at Basestation well. It was in their HQ that Wharf42 launched the Meteoroid Program at the end of January. It is here that many of Tauranga’s leading ICT entrepreneurs, including the Venture Centre […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Meteoroid Program Webinar Series Announced

    Meteoroid Program Webinar Series Announced

    We are delighted to announce the launch of the Meteoroid Program’s new webinar series. The series is designed to provide early stage New Zealand ICT businesses, their advisors and their investors with an insight into the range of issues that need to be considered when entering the North American market. We will be announcing the […]

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  • The Central North Island Entrepreneurial Ecosystem is Growing

    The Central North Island Entrepreneurial Ecosystem is Growing

    The first few weeks of 2015 have seen a lot of Wharf42’s time spent on building out the Meteoroid Program. It’s perhaps time though to reflect on some of the context of this activity in terms of the growing central north island entrepreneurial ecosystem. Last year, a number of posts to this blog focused on […]

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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 […]