Tagged: private equity

Why a democratic open-source news and views site needs reinvention and why we should care - Stick

Peter Kerr Feb 23, 2015

Scoop’s in the middle of an attempt to change its ownership and business structure from individual shareholders to community (to be designed). It has just launched a PledgeMe crowd funding bid. The metaphor that applies is not unlike the tragedy … Continue reading → … Read More

Lightning Lab II grows up – will its offspring make it to adolescence? - Stick

Peter Kerr Jun 03, 2014

  Anyone that’s been around young children will appreciate there’s a heck of a difference between a one year old and a two year old. A similar comparison is valid with Lightning Lab II, which last week had nine of … Continue reading → … Read More

Lightning Lab grows up, gets into its groove - Stick

Peter Kerr Apr 30, 2014

The Lightning Lab’s demo day had some quite fascinating works in progress…bring on Demo (to investors) Day on May 28 at Te Papa. The team behind LL are also, as you’d hope, a year wiser, further along a path with … Continue reading → … Read More

‘Always be pitching, looking for feedback’ – Wipster’s Rollo Wenlock - Stick

Peter Kerr Nov 19, 2013

“Get your idea out there as much as possible, pitch it to everyone, even to strangers in a cafe, see what happens. If it doesn’t resonate, you probably don’t have anything.” That was Wipster head sherang’s advice given at Wellington’s … Continue reading → … Read More

Punakaiki Fund now a solution in search of a problem? - Stick

Peter Kerr Oct 08, 2013

So, will the Punakaiki Fund get to ‘Go’? And, if so, how will it differ from the angel investment funds dotted around the country? Originally hoping to raise between $20m to $50m, when the original close date of October 2 … Continue reading → … Read More

Non-success gets a deserved recognition - Stick

Peter Kerr Sep 24, 2013

A thumbs up to Lightning Lab and Wellington’s Creative HQ for celebrating non-success. That, quite deliberately, is different from describing the five of the nine companies which went through LL’s 12 week accelerator programme as failures. Earlier in the year, … Continue reading → … Read More

Mapping NZ’s startup ecosystem – An Aussie beats us to the punch! - Stick

Peter Kerr Jun 18, 2013

Have a look at this, and click through the link that goes with it. You’ll find this Startup Ecosystem Mindmeister map by Phil Morle, fascinating (well probably). It provides a pretty good overview of everything New Zealand for innovation and … Continue reading → … Read More