Simon Pound

Simon is a Partner at ventures company Previously Unavailable and Managing Director of New Zealand fashion label Ingrid Starnes. Formerly Creative Director for tech company Vend, and a reporter and TV producer, he enthusiastically rants regularly on the fringes of the media and his jobs.

Business is Boring Callaghan
May 23, 2019

Techweek special: Celebrating Māori innovation and this year's biggest tech trends

In this Techweek special, Simon Pound talks to Amber Taylor from Ara Journeys and Callaghan Innovation's Jonathan Miller.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
May 17, 2019

How five years of R&D proved a local skincare company had a product that actually works

Simon Pound talks to Soraya Hendesi, founder of the skincare company Snowberry.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
May 9, 2019

Using co-working to tap into the vast potential of South Auckland

This week, Simon Pound talks to Manawa Udy from co-working space Te Haa o Manukau.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
May 3, 2019

How creating more connections between people can help NZ Scale-Up

Simon Pound talks to Rosie Spragg of Callaghan Innovation and Craig Simpson, an entrepreneur many times over, about Scale-Up NZ, a new platform to foster connections in our startup sector.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Apr 18, 2019

How the Auckland Art Fair grew to put over $5m a year into the art economy

Simon Pound talks to Stephanie Post and Hayley White, co-directors of the Auckland Art Fair

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Apr 12, 2019

How a gin from Aotearoa beat out the best in the world

Host Simon Pound talks to Dan Mclaughlin and Mark Neal, co-founders of Scapegrace Gin.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Apr 6, 2019

The global translation company offering staff an affordable life in Gisborne

Host Simon Pound talks to he Grant Straker, co-founder and CEO of Straker Translations

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Mar 28, 2019

Jenny Morel on 20 years in the tech industry

This week, Simon Pound talks to Jenny Morel, founder of Morel & Co, No 8 Ventures, and most recently, MORGO – an annual gathering of people building high growth companies going global.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Mar 22, 2019

Using tech to help patients take their health into their own hands

Host Simon Pound talks to John Macaskill-Smith, CEO of virtual health company Ventures.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Mar 14, 2019

Level Two: The Parnell innovation centre fostering NZ’s deep tech projects

This week Simon Pound talks to Imche Fouri, general manager of innovation for Level Two, and Dr Will Barker, CEO of Mint Innovation.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Mar 7, 2019

How Asuwere is helping men stay on top of their threads

Simon Pound talks to the founders of men's clothing subscription company Asuwere. 

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Mar 2, 2019

The refugee-staffed business bringing clothing manufacture back to Wellington.

Simon Pound talks to Elisha Watson of underwear company Nisa.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Feb 21, 2019

The Kiwi ‘brain drink’ sold all around the world

Simon Pound talks to Angus Brown, founder of nootropics drink Arepa.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Feb 14, 2019

Romer: the Christchurch-based ‘Tinder for doing things’

Simon Pound talks to Romer founder Emily Heazlewood who's created the 'Tinder for doing things'

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Feb 8, 2019

Bringing local jobs – and tikanga Māori – to the legal cannabis industry

Simon Pound talks to Manu Caddie, founder and CEO of Hikurangi Cannabis.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Feb 1, 2019

The NZ autonomous vehicle company changing the transport game

Simon Pound talks to Mahmood Hikmet, research and development coordinator for Ohmio.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jan 24, 2019

Laneway’s Mark Kneebone on making music festivals safer for everyone

Simon Pound talks to Mark Kneebone, head of promotions at Live Nation and co-promoter of the Laneway Festival.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jan 18, 2019

The couple using natural skincare to help lift Papua New Guinea out of poverty

Simon Pound talks to Rebekah and Tamati Norman of local apothecary company Native Rituals.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Dec 20, 2018

How the construction and infrastructure industry can encourage Māori-led players

Simon Pound talks to Warner Cowin, founder and CEO of procurement and bidding consultancy Height.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Dec 13, 2018

The women wanting Kiwis to invest in the US share market

Simon Pound talks to Natalie Ferguson and Kristen Lunman from Hatch, a new platform that allows New Zealanders to invest in US shares.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Dec 6, 2018

The Kiwis leading the digital move for law firms

This week, Simon Pound talks to Nick Whitehouse, CEO and co-founder of McCarthyFinch, an artificial intelligence engine designed to work alongside lawyers.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 29, 2018

Producer John Barnett on bringing some of our greatest screen classics to life

Simon Pound talks to entertainment powerhouse John Barnett whose helped bring about shows such as Outrageous Fortune, Shortland Street, and The Almighty Johnsons.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 23, 2018

A huge year for the kilogram and the science of measuring things

Simon Pound speaks with Fleur Francois, director of New Zealand’s national metrology institute, and Karyn Scherer, senior copywriter at Callaghan Innovation.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 15, 2018

The Kiwi company revolutionising vet clinics around the world

Simon Pound talks to Hadleigh Bognuda, CEO of EzyVet, about the company's journey from a two-person operation in Auckland to one with over 100 staff and offices in London and the US.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 9, 2018

The amazing bees who make plastic, and the Kiwi making them into a business

Simon Pound talks to Veronica Harwood-Stevenson from bioplastic company Humble Bee.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 2, 2018

Stop, shoplifter! How Auror is fighting petty retail crime

Simon Pound talks to Phil Thomson, co-founder and co-CEO of security company Auror.

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