• Wharf42 is Preparing its Silicon Valley Pivot

    Wharf42 is Preparing its Silicon Valley Pivot

    Yesterday, whilst I was posting the story that Queenstown-based, Brave New Coin, had been selected to represent New Zealand at the upcoming World Cup Tech Challenge in Mountain View, CA, I noticed the date on my calendar: 20/05/2015. Eeks; double eeks. (That’s one for me and one for Jacqui). We are only one month away […]

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  • Plug and Play Ventures – Most Silicon Valley VC Deals in 2014

    Plug and Play Ventures – Most Silicon Valley VC Deals in 2014

    In a month’s time, I am heading back to Sunnyvale to spend three months with some early stage Kiwi tech companies. They are part of the Meteoroid Program which kicks off in July at the Plug and Play Tech Center campus. As many previous posts have revealed, I have, over the past four to five […]

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  • Bill & Adiba: What did they really think

    Bill & Adiba: What did they really think

    Over the past few days, I have posted several articles to this blog recounting some of the actual events that occurred during Bill Reichert  & Adiba Barney’s visit to New Zealand. You can view these here: Tauranga Wellington Christchurch Auckland Away from the crowds, we had a chance to digest much of what we saw […]

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  • ‘The Secrets of Silicon Valley’: Bill Reichert at ASB

    ‘The Secrets of Silicon Valley’: Bill Reichert at ASB

    Following up on yesterday’s post, ‘The Art of Angel Investing’, I am posting an article based on Bill’s Friday Wharf42 investor presentation at ASB’s Wynyard Quarter HQ. The Secrets of Silicon Valley is an excellent explanation that details just why Silicon Valley is the global innovation hub it is. Many have tried to replicate the […]

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  • ‘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 […]

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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 […]