Punakaiki Fund adds three new directors

Punakaiki Fund press release today, marking the beginning of a new era for the fund. Chris Humphreys and I are very happy to be able to welcome such an excellent set of directors.   Three new directors bring wealth of experience  Auckland, 13 October 2015– Punakaiki Fund Limited, an investor in growth stage technology and […]

NZTE is offering to help you raise $1-$5m. Apply now.

NZTE (this time joining forces with Callaghan Innovation and the Asian Business Angel Forum who are looking after different categories) are once again helping companies get ready for investment by using a showcase event as a catalyst. The last one of these was in March 2015, held for Agri-Tech businesses during the Central Districts Field Days, which is in Fielding. This […]

Invest in Punakaiki Fund

We at Punakaiki Fund are very happy to announce our crowdfunding investment offer to the public: Snowballeffect.co.nz/punakaikifund We are seeking up to $2 million, the maximum allowable under the applicable law, and will close the offer once we reach that limit. Larger investors who miss out may be eligible for our private offer, but it is far […]

Vibe acquires Melbourne based RackCentral

Vibe Communications continue their relentless growth – this time by acquiring RackCentral and bringing on board the much respected Shaun McGuane. Here’s the full press release. Vibe acquires Melbourne based RackCentral (Cross posted from Vibe) June 11, 2015 Rudi Hefer We’re delighted to announce that Vibe Communications has acquired Melbourne based Colocation, Hosting and Virtual […]

When will electric cars take over?

I’ve been browsing a number of transport presentations from 2015 IPENZ Conference, which was held on 24 March. One, from Andrew Jackson from the Ministry of Transport has the following chart, as an example model of Electric Vehicle uptake. I’ve previously done my own crude hybrid vehicle modelling, based largely on the uptake in Japan, and our future adoption […]

“Arrives late for flight, if known”

It’s not rated as secret, but the Transportation Security Agency behavioural observation checklist and form for detecting possible terrorists has been disseminated on the web. Unfortunately the checklist contains a large number of factors that are arguably simply normal behaviour when confronted by a wall of security, and the list has very low benchmarks for escalation. […]

Air New Zealand challenges loyal customers to move elsewhere

Yesterday Air New Zealand suddenly changed their credit card loyalty program, switching from BNZ to Westpac. There are, apparently, “probably over 100,000” customers affected. And I’m one of them. It’s a privilege It’s a privilege to have Air New Zealand as our national carrier. For a number of years now they have been at the forefront […]

Join us for the Agribusiness Investment Showcase

NZTE’s Better by Capital team is helping 9 companies prepare for this investor event on 12 March in Palmerston North, just before the Central Districts Field Day in Fielding. The nine (at the moment) Agri-Tech companies are impressive, ranging from Supreme Biotechnologies, who grow and sell a surprising among of algae, to Engender, who have […]