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
Jun 14, 2018

Tim Lightbourne of Invivo wine talks branding, taking risks, and Graham Norton

This week Simon talks to Tim Lightbourne about how he built a wine company – with the help of Graham Norton.

Read on.

Business is Boring Callaghan
Jun 7, 2018

How Dexibit is revolutionising museums and galleries using big data solutions

Simon Pound talks to Angie Judge about how she's changing a thousands of years-old industry.

Read on.

Business is Boring Callaghan
May 31, 2018

How Vaughan Rowsell brought Point of Sale software into the 21st century

Simon chats with Vaughan Rowsell about turning big ideas into big realities, and the company he founded, Vend.

Read on.


Business is Boring Callaghan
May 24, 2018

The Business Chat: Budget 2018, Techweek, and ethical dairying

In our monthly Business Chat special, host Simon Pound talks with Maria Slade and Rebecca Stevenson about business stories making the news that month.

Read on.

Business is Boring Callaghan
May 18, 2018

Natalie Robinson of Mum’s Garage helps guide businesses from dream to reality

Simon Pound speaks to Natalie Robinson of Mum's Garage about how to support and guide founders through the beginning stages of an idea.

Read on.

Business is Boring Callaghan
May 11, 2018

Business is Boring celebrates 100 episodes

Simon Pound celebrates a milestone for the Business is Boring podcast, and shares highlights from the past 100 episodes.

Read on.

Business is Boring Callaghan
May 10, 2018

Why Happy Cow Milk failed to bring change to the dairy industry

Simon Pound talks to Glen Herud about the problems with the modern dairy industry, how he tried to do things differently at his company Happy Cow Milk – and why it ultimately failed.

Read on.

Business is Boring Callaghan
May 3, 2018

Shaveer Mirpuri of GOAT Ventures is using AI to disrupt the legal sector

Simon Pound talks to Shaveer Mirpuri about using AI in commercial ventures.

Read on.

Business is Boring Callaghan
Apr 26, 2018

The Business Chat with Simon Pound, Maria Slade and Duncan Greive

In the pilot of a new monthly special, host Simon Pound speaks with Maria Slade and Duncan Greive about business stories making the news this month.

Read on.

Business is Boring Callaghan
Apr 19, 2018

Big Street Bikers is making e-biking affordable

This week Simon Pound talks to Matt Weavers from Big Street Bikers about bringing e-bikes to the masses.

Read on.

Business is Boring Callaghan
Apr 12, 2018

Jennifer Rutherford is on a mission to diversify the tech industry

Simon Pound talks to Jennifer Rutherford about bringing diversity to tech.

Read on.

Business is Boring Callaghan
Apr 5, 2018

Bird on a Wire takes free range chicken and healthy salads to the people

Simon Pound talks to Sophie Gilmour, co-founder of free-range chicken eatery Bird on a Wire, about taking the business from idea to exit.

Read on.

Business is Boring
Mar 29, 2018

How one seed potato grew into a business for Jade Temepara

Simon Pound talks to Jade Temepara about growing a business in gardening.

Read on.

Business is Boring
Mar 22, 2018

Alex Clark and Duncan Greive on how crowdfunding can support good journalism

Simon Pound talks to Press Patron's Alex Clark and The Spinoff's Duncan Greive about how the fundraising site is helping to support quality journalism

Read on.

4 Days of Fashion
Mar 18, 2018

Taking high fashion to the streets of downtown Auckland

To mark 4 Days of Fashion in the City, four of downtown Auckland’s fashion personalities are sharing their experiences of the industry. Today, Simon Pound of Ingrid Starnes, writes about putting fashion on the street and the community it takes to make it happen.

Read on.

Business is Boring
Mar 15, 2018

Miriana Lowrie is making trade credit a simple, paperless process

Simon Pound talks to Miriana Lowrie of 1Centre about making the process of trade credit easier for businesses

Read on.

Business is Boring
Mar 9, 2018

Dr Sam Hazeldine on how a head injury changed his life’s course for the better

Simon talks to Dr. Sam Hazeldine about making the most out of a near-death experience.

Read on.

Business is Boring
Mar 1, 2018

Talking sports commentary with Spalk co-founder Ben Reynolds

Simon Pound talks to Ben Reynolds, co-founder of Spalk, a startup making sports commentary more accessible.

Read on.

Business is Boring
Feb 22, 2018

How Jenene Crossan’s beauty start-up Flossie solves two problems in one app

Simon Pound talks to Flossie founder Jenene Crossan about her hugely successful career in online tech.

Read on.

Business is Boring
Feb 15, 2018

An underground kitchen with sky-high ambitions

Host Simon Pound talks to Jess Daniel of Jess' Underground Kitchen.

Read on.

Business is Boring
Feb 8, 2018

WeCompost is keeping tons of waste out of landfills

Simon talks to Gemma and Steve about creating a composting business from the ground up.

Read on.

Business is Boring
Feb 2, 2018

A lawyer, writer and mother on why mothers are as ambitious as anyone

Simon talks to Genevieve O'Halloran about balancing work and motherhood.

Read on.

Business is Boring
Jan 25, 2018

BizDojo’s Nick Shewring is opening the ‘mental health in entrepreneurship’ conversation

Simon Pound talks to Nick Shewring, co-founder of BizDojo, the Auckland company leasing co-working space to companies and creatives.

Read on.

Business is Boring
Jan 18, 2018

Why being from Aotearoa makes selling your video game overseas easier

The brains behind one of our most innovative and internationally recognised video game studios talks to Simon Pound.

Read on.

Business is Boring
Jan 11, 2018

Think startups are only run by single guys and their friends? Meet Dr Alyona Medelyan

Simon Pound talks to machine learning expert Dr Alyona Medelyan.

Read on.

Business is Boring Callaghan
Dec 21, 2017

Why hiring tangata whenua should be a priority for all businesses

Simon Pound chats to Michael Moka about Māori entrepreneurship and bringing the whānau (values) to work.

Read on.

The Spinoff is made possible by the generous support of the following organisations.
Please help us by supporting them.