• UPDATED: The Meteoroid is about to hit Auckland

    UPDATED: The Meteoroid is about to hit Auckland

    UPDATED: 27/11/2014: This is the final day of the Meteoroid trip to Auckland. Bits of Meteoroid can now be found in the Wynyard Quarter, Quay Street and Parnell. Peeps also now know that Friday 23 January is the official launch date of the Program. The launch will take place in Tauranga. Just 55 days then […]

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  • Connecting Dots for 35 Years!

    Connecting Dots for 35 Years!

    Anyone who has followed the Wharf42 blog will understand our mission to help connect startup and early stage New Zealand ICT businesses with Silicon Valley. It is the core objective of the Meteoroid Program. It reflects much of our focus since inception in February 2012. It was not always so. Whilst clearing out some paperwork […]

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  • Looking for that MASSIVE Opportunity? WNT Ventures is Recruiting!

    Looking for that MASSIVE Opportunity? WNT Ventures is Recruiting!

    Applications close at 5.00pm on 30 November 2014 WNT Ventures is looking for an energetic professional with a strong science or engineering background who can build long term relationships with New Zealand Universities, Crown Research Institutes and other research organizations and identify and evaluate IP and novel technologies with commercial potential. WNT Ventures is one […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Inside the Meteoroid Program

    Inside the Meteoroid Program

    Last Friday, Wharf42 announced the launch of the Meteoroid Program. At the same time, we also announced the setting up of the Meteoroid Growth Fund. Both announcements were, and are, connected. The announcements have generated significant feedback. This was intentional. This is a new type of Program for New Zealand startup and early stage ICT […]

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Raising Capital

Why the Meteoroid Growth Fund is Significant

Why the Meteoroid Growth Fund is Significant

This post has been prompted by the number of enquiries received since I first announced the setting up of the Meteoroid Growth Fund on Friday. As numerous previous posts on this blog have pointed out, much of the mission of Wharf42 is based on my personal experience of living and working in Silicon Valley. I […]

Meteoroid

UPDATED: The Meteoroid is about to hit Auckland

UPDATED: The Meteoroid is about to hit Auckland

UPDATED: 27/11/2014: This is the final day of the Meteoroid trip to Auckland. Bits of Meteoroid can now be found in the Wynyard Quarter, Quay Street and Parnell. Peeps also now know that Friday 23 January is the official launch date of the Program. The launch will take place in Tauranga. Just 55 days then […]

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 […]