For now I have to focus on activities that will earn back some of the lost earnings and investment in trying to get Punakaiki Fund off the ground.
One intent of Punakaiki Fund was to fund my time spent helping companies to grow, an activity which I really enjoy. Meanwhile a byproduct of the fund raising process was a sharp increase in the number of companies wanting help, and so now I find myself overwhelmed by potential free work and in debt.
So unfortunately for now I’ll be taking a tougher line on helping companies for free, and I apologise for that. My commercial rates are similar to those of a senior law firm partner, although I will consider discounted rates or equity for selected companies.