Aren’t we great

A couple of posts that caught Moxie’s eye in recent days.


Innovation, investment, growth, New Zealand

Dr Mary Quinn (CEO of Callaghan Innovation) and Sir Peter Gluckman (the PM’s Chief Science Advisor) spoke at a Global Women event on September 12 in Auckland.

Thanks to the tweeting efforts of @janesweeney and @janethoye, you can get a sense of what they said from the tweetstream.

I have structured it a little bit, and added some links to Moxie Sessions for parts that overlap.

Moxie Podcast 8 (on access to capital) out now

This is the podcast from the eighth Moxie session, held 2 September 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.

The topic is:

How good is access to capital for tech startups and growing firms in New Zealand, what has been fixed, and what remains to be done? Are we destined to be a start-up shop for the world (selling our ideas on at an early stage or accepting that foreign funding means moving head office offshore) or can we really grow businesses of scale from all the way down here?


  • Amelia Wong on the present enthusiasm in public markets
  • Sacha Judd on the general lack of understanding on both the investor and entrepreneur sides of the deal
  • Karl van Randow with observations on the value of capital and the tradeoffs of accepting itBrian Sweeney on brand New Zealand and its role in the world

Interview by Glenn Williams.

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