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The Kiwi innovation space is starting to look awfully crowded Peter Kerr Apr 16

Is it just me, or is the innovation/commercialisation space looking awfully crowded and confused these days?
Sure, we like to think we’re (NZ Inc) inventive and entrepreneurial.
But there seem to be more entities out there offering innovation (and I shudder to use the term) advice, funding and connections than there are companies with good ideas.
Wearing my taxpayer’s hat, I have no problem when private money puts their proverbial on the line and takes a punt on a startup or early stage company being the next big market success.
Therefore the angel investor community, private equity companies and even family, friends and fools …

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It is well established that the first victim in war is truth. Mind you the dispatch of truth usually comes well before the shooting starts. I have a personal interest …

Bad economics and contemptible politics Donal Apr 16

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