• AgTech and Silicon Valley

    AgTech and Silicon Valley

    OK. It’s time to begin to talk about this one. I have had several interesting conversations over the past few weeks about the state of AgTech and Silicon Valley. It’s not that surprising. In New Zealand, it’s a sector we know something about. Over the years, I have looked at the state of the sector […]

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  • VIEWPOINT: Tauranga’s Proposed Long-Term Plan 2015-2025

    VIEWPOINT: Tauranga’s Proposed Long-Term Plan 2015-2025

    Yesterday, I had the opportunity to go through Tauranga City Council’s Consultation document on the Proposed Long-Term Plan 2015-2025. It made interesting reading. The focus of my Viewpoint is on the need for a long-term economic development growth strategy. My view is that a long term economic development growth strategy, with the appropriate investment in […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Adiba Barney to speak at Auckland NZTech Women Event

    Adiba Barney to speak at Auckland NZTech Women Event

    Adiba Barney, CEO of the Silicon Valley Forum, will be sharing her story at the next Auckland NZTech Women event. The event is taking place on Friday 8 May at 7.30am – 9am at The MindLab by Unitec, 69 Carlton Gore Rd, Newmarket, Auckland. This is one of several events that Adiba will be addressing […]

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  • Putting a ‘Z’ into the New Zealand Ztory

    Putting a ‘Z’ into the New Zealand Ztory

    Over the past few weeks, I have split my time between organising Bill Reichert & Adiba Barney’s visit to New Zealand and counting down the days to the close of applications for the 2015 Meteoroid Program. Last week, I was in Wellington. This week, it’s Auckland. Next week, it’s Christchurch. (Don’t worry Tauranga; I’m coming […]

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Raising Capital

The Onward March of NZ Equity Crowdfunding

The Onward March of NZ Equity Crowdfunding

It’s just over a year now that New Zealand’s equity crowdfunding gig kicked off. Whilst the model is still evolving, some interesting lessons are being learnt. First of all though, hat doffed to the pioneers. Whilst the tech behind most equity crowdfunding platforms is pretty straightforward, it takes time and money to work through the […]

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 […]