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The Silicon Valley category covers all posts that look specifically at different features and values of Silicon Valley and its eco-system

Bill Reichert & Adiba Barney in Wellington

Yesterday saw the first start-up pitch event of Bill & Adiba’s visit to New Zealand. Seven of Wellington’s finest delivered a 5-minute pitch each at the Embassy Theatre venue before getting valuable feedback from the dynamic duo. The questions asked were designed to help coach the entrepreneurs on the art of pitching. After all, with a 5 minute pitch, the [...]

By |May 6th, 2015|Silicon Valley|1 Comment

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 in Silicon Valley and it [...]

By |April 21st, 2015|Silicon Valley|2 Comments

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 around New Zealand during the [...]

By |April 13th, 2015|Silicon Valley|0 Comments

Wharf42 Partners with SVForum’s World Cup Tech Challenge 2015

Is your New Zealand tech start-up in a pre-global stage, meaning you have launched your products in New Zealand and now ready for a global launch? If so, then read on. In May 2014, SVForum, Silicon Valley’s largest entrepreneur network, launched a new competition called the World Cup Tech Challenge, where the next generation of the hottest emerging technology companies [...]

By |March 24th, 2015|Silicon Valley|0 Comments

Bill Reichert & Adiba Barney to Visit New Zealand

Wharf42 is delighted to announce that Bill Reichert and Adiba Barney will be visiting New Zealand in May to help early stage tech businesses prepare for entry into the North American market. Bill Reichert is a leading figure in the Silicon Valley start-up ecosystem. He is Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, a seed-stage and early-stage venture capital firm based [...]

By |March 9th, 2015|Silicon Valley|0 Comments

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 very easy to underestimate the [...]

By |February 26th, 2015|Silicon Valley|1 Comment

Wharf42 Partner with SVForum

Wharf42 are delighted to partner with SVForum. On Wednesday 18 February, SVForum will be hosting a half day event: The Future of Personalized Vehicles. Partnering with SVForum With advances in smart technology and an increasingly mobile lifestyle, we are steering towards an electrifying new future of life on the road. With Tesla Motors and Google's driverless car already [...]

By |January 27th, 2015|Silicon Valley|0 Comments

Could a robot steal your job?

Every time I return to New Zealand from Silicon Valley I am asked, ‘what are the current trends?’ What are the hot tech spots and where is venture funding headed? This morning’s USA Today had an interesting front page headline: Could a robot steal your job? It looked at emerging advances in technology that mean that low-skill jobs such as [...]

By |October 30th, 2014|Silicon Valley|0 Comments

An Angel and VC Pavilion? It must be Silicon Valley

And it’s a warm welcome from Sunnyvale! I have just spent the first day of my current Silicon Valley trip at the Plug and Play Tech Center campus here in the heart of the Valley. I caught up with key members of the Plug and Play team as I prepare for the announcement referred to in yesterday’s post, The Wharf42 [...]

By |October 29th, 2014|Raising Capital, Silicon Valley|0 Comments

The Wharf42 Acceleration Model: An Introduction

Yesterday, I landed at SFO. Today, I am in Sunnyvale. It is just great to be back. Ever since I announced that Wharf42 would be announcing details of its 2015 Silicon Valley Acceleration program on 7th November, I have been asked to provide a little bit more insight. So its time for some perspective and some context. Let’s go back [...]

By |October 28th, 2014|Silicon Valley, Wharf42|0 Comments