Category Archives: NZ Business

Auckland Punakaiki Fund Presentation: Thursday 28th

Chris Humphreys and I will be presenting about Punakaiki Fund tomorrow, Thursday, 6pm at Deloitte Auckland, 80 Queen St. Many thanks to Deloitte NZ for providing the space and to Snowball Effect for arranging this. Signup here – space is limited. The presentation … Continue reading

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Punakaiki Fund: Mindfull Group and Melon Health

New Investment: Mindfull Group At the end of last year we invested into Mindfull Group, and Punakaiki Fund now holds 20% of the shares. I have joined the owners Belinda Johnson and Richard Johnson on the board of directors. CEO Belinda … Continue reading

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Punakaiki Fund: Fundraising update

At the end of last year we extended our wholesale fundraising offer until 31 January. While that was a bit over five weeks in time, in our summer season it’s really only a couple of weeks of business time.  Meanwhile however most of … Continue reading

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Simplified pricing may significantly boost Trade Me’s revenue

Trade Me has announced that it is changing its auction fees from February 1 – and quite a big change at that. Let’s look at the changes from the old fees to the new. Listing (Upfront) Fees Here is Trade Me’s … Continue reading

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Punakaiki Fund Update: new investment, extended offer

Solid progress continues We have now received over $1 million in applications for the the December 2015 Offer, with over $800,000 received directly and $231,000 via the Snowball Effect Wholesale Platform. Offer Extended until 31 January We had a good … Continue reading

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Punakaiki Fund – new offer for exempt investors

We’ve just launched a new wholesale offer to investors for Punakaiki Fund. It’s available only to Exempt investors, as we hit the legal limit of $2 million for crowd-funding investors back in June. There are two ways to invest. The easiest … Continue reading

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Pictures of Christchurch December 2015

Christchurch is a hive of activity at the moment, a combination of the old, the destroyed, the temporary and the new. It’s a place that will energise photographers – so much is going on that it is hard to know … Continue reading

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