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Is the Flux Accelerator Programme Right for My Startup?

There is no lack of criticism for startup accelerators and incubators in NZ. Some of this is well warranted, and some of it we agree with. At Flux we set out to create ...

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The 8th Annual New Zealand Angel Investment Showcase: Who Pitched?

On Thursday 13 September, 12 companies and 1,000 investors made their way to Spark arena for the 8th Annual NZ Angel Investment Showcase. Below is a quick summary of each of ...

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10 Things The Best Founders Do

I believe in the old adage, “If you want to be great, learn from the things that great people do.” As investors, observing 100s if not 1000s of entrepreneurs, we are at an ...

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Intellectual Property and Investment Mythology | James & Wells

Intellectual property (IP) is an important consideration for investors when considering whether to invest in a business. At James & Wells we work with many businesses seeking ...

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The Rising Tide of Capitalism

KiwiSaver is slowly and surely changing NZ, creating the most positive sustainable environment for investing in NZ I’ve ever seen. Here’s why I’m so optimistic.

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35% of Founders Are Likely to Suffer a Partnership Breakup; Here’s What We’ve Learned.

Co-founder splits are seldom discussed but happen maybe more than you think. I wanted to take the opportunity to write a bit about something we have experienced a number of ...

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MVPs – Why Developing the Bare Minimum Is the Right Strategy

The founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman once famously said “If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late”. If you take this ...

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Flux Reveals Five Startups for Their 2018 Cohort

The Icehouse’s Flux Accelerator kick-off their class of 2018 with five early stage ventures.

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Reporting on Your IP Status: A How-To Guide

Let’s set the scene: You’re the innovation manager for your company or you’re an entrepreneur. You’ve heavily invested both time and money into securing your intellectual ...

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