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‘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 of Garage Technology Ventures was [...]

By |May 12th, 2015|Raising Capital|2 Comments

Bill Reichert & Adiba Barney in Auckland

Over the first four days of their visit to New Zealand, Bill & Adiba had met entrepreneurs and investors in Tauranga, Wellington & Christchurch. The visit had demonstrated the strength of each local innovation ecosystem and the collaborative roles played by each of its different parts. On Thursday, we finally arrived in Auckland. Over two days, we were to experience [...]

By |May 11th, 2015|Silicon Valley|0 Comments

Bill Reichert & Adiba Barney in Christchurch

We arrived in Christchurch on Tuesday night. It had been a long day but more about that later. Breakfast in Wellington with some of New Zealand’s leading Maori business leaders that morning had put a very Kiwi stamp on Bill & Adiba’s visit to the country. Walking around Christchurch’s CBD in the early evening revealed another. This was a city [...]

By |May 7th, 2015|Silicon Valley|1 Comment

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

Bill Reichert & Adiba Barney in Tauranga

Bill & Adiba arrived in Tauranga on Sunday morning. I know the Friday night flight out of SFO to NZ. Because of the date line, you miss out on Saturday totally. Half the weekend has gone. That sucks. However a quick walk around the base of the Mount and then lunch at Mills Reef Winery helped. The Welcome Cocktail party [...]

By |May 5th, 2015|Tauranga, Wharf42|2 Comments

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 folks in Christchurch. The [...]

By |April 15th, 2015|New Zealand|0 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

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 back soon!) As part of [...]

By |April 10th, 2015|New Zealand|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