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 loves to share the stories of great New Zealand businesses and ideas.

Business is Boring Callaghan
Oct 22, 2020

How Kami is improving digital learning for millions worldwide

Business is Boring is a weekly podcast series presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. This week's guests are Hengjie Wang and Alliv Samson, co-founders of Kami.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Oct 15, 2020

Business is Boring: Masterchef’s Josh Emett on opening a restaurant of his own

The Michelin-starred Masterchef judge tells Simon Pound what it was like working for Gordon Ramsay, and what inspired him to open two new restaurants – in 2020, of all years.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Oct 1, 2020

How to launch a print magazine in the time of coronavirus

Simon Farrell-Green, editor of Here magazine, talks to Business is Boring host Simon Pound how he started the title after the closure of Bauer Media earlier this year.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Sep 24, 2020

How a new app is helping predict depression and anxiety in the workforce

This week's podcast guest is Dr Elizabeth Berryman, founder and CEO of Chnnl, a mental health app for workforces that predicts depression and anxiety with 90% accuracy and helps point its users to help.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Sep 17, 2020

How Formus Labs is taking the guesswork out of joint replacement surgery

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks with Dr Ju Zhang, CEO of Formus Labs.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Sep 10, 2020

Business is Boring: Saving thousands of tonnes of zinc and acid from going to landfill

In this week's podcast, Simon Pound talks to Jonathan Ring, CEO of C-Prize winning company Zincovery.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Sep 3, 2020

The bestselling NZ author behind Mystic, TVNZ’s latest teen series

In this episode, Simon Pound talks with Pony Club Secrets author Stacy Gregg about the business of children's books.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Aug 27, 2020

How two industry heavyweights brought new fashion website Ensemble to life

This week on Business Is Boring, Simon Pound Zooms with Zoe Walker Ahwa and Rebecca Wadey, founders of new fashion website Ensemble.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Aug 20, 2020

Business is Boring: How to drink – and sell – a New Zealand wine

Sam Harrop is one of fewer than 400 people ever to make the grade as a Master of Wine, and he believes New Zealand's potential as producer of fine wine is only just starting to be realised.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Aug 13, 2020

Business Is Boring: The Dunedin company growing NZ’s high-tech manufacturing sector

Business is Boring is a weekly podcast series presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. This week, host Simon Pound talks to Sarah Ramsay, CEO of United Machinists.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Aug 6, 2020

Tech entrepreneur Mitchell Pham’s amazing journey from Vietnam to NZ and back again

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound speaks with Mitchell Pham, founder of Augen Software Group.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 30, 2020

How Preno is reimagining the future of hotel bookings

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound speaks with Amelia Gain from hotel booking software company Preno.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 23, 2020

The tech legend who launched Windows 95 in NZ is now making digital humans

Business is Boring host Simon Pound talks to Greg Cross from AI company Soul Machines.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 16, 2020

The NZ company striving to make sheep milk a thing

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Scottie Chapman from Spring Sheep Milk Co

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 9, 2020

Meet the New Zealander who got wifi into Starbucks and shopping lists onto Alexa

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Lovina McMurchy of Movac

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 2, 2020

How social media built a community around this Auckland plumber

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Rob Teina from Supreme Plumbing.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jun 25, 2020

The start-up boosting New Zealand’s craft beer culture with locally-grown yeast

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Simon Cooke and Ryan Carville, founders of yeast company Froth Technologies.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jun 18, 2020

The New Zealand skincare company diverting plastic from landfill

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Emma Lewisham, founder of a skincare line of the same name.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jun 11, 2020

The New Zealand company starting a biorefinery to make materials out of pine

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Dr Gaetano Dedual and Jacob Kohn, co-founders of Futurity.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jun 4, 2020

The whānau-owned business exporting some of Aotearoa’s best produce

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Rachel Taulelei, CEO of Kono.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
May 28, 2020

Meet the New Zealand connection to e-commerce sensation Warby Parker

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to New Zealand investor and business advisor David Bell.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
May 15, 2020

How a local fashion label has used lockdown to give back to its customers

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Emily Miller-Sharma, General Manager at Ruby.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
May 7, 2020

Why PaySauce is offering a free payroll solution for businesses disrupted by Covid-19

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Asantha Wijeyerante from PaySauce.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Apr 30, 2020

How magazines can still survive and thrive after Bauer

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to the editor of Homestyle magazine Alice Lines and MPA chairman Nicholas Burrowes.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Apr 23, 2020

The new locally made natural deodorant that launched the day before lockdown

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Mel Lewis from Ultrella.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Apr 16, 2020

Tips for succeeding in remote work from a remote-first founder

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Matthew Chapman from Chapman CG about remote working.

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