Wharf42 – Our Review of 2015

As we approach the end of 2015, it’s time to reflect on a fascinating and energising 12 months. In some ways though, it is what I cannot say, that makes 2016 potentially the much more exciting of the two years. More of that to come in the ‘Our Preview of 2016’ post. Today, the focus is on the year just [...]

By |December 21st, 2015|Wharf42|1 Comment

VIDEOS: Bill Reichert & Adiba Barney in New Zealand

When Bill Reichert, Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures & Adiba Barney, CEO of SVForum visited New Zealand last month, Wharf42 commissioned 90Seconds to film several of the key public events and presentations. We were keen to capture the content to assist the start-ups who participated in the tour, replay their pitch and take on board the comments that both [...]

By |June 30th, 2015|Wharf42|1 Comment

Investing in Corporate Venture

Over the past twelve months, I suspect that a good 90% of my focus has been on building up Wharf42’s capabilities to support start-up tech companies in both New Zealand and Silicon Valley. In New Zealand, Callaghan Innovation’s announcement last July that WNT Ventures had been selected as one of three new tech-focused incubators consolidated an emerging collaboration between entrepreneurs [...]

By |May 28th, 2015|Corporate Venture|1 Comment

‘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 model. No-one has succeeded. [...]

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

‘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 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 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