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
Aug 21, 2018

The Business Chat: Elon Musk, Māori innovation, and the worth of a university degree

This month Simon, Maria and Duncan chat about Elon Musk and how he is perceived, they talk about the sold out SAS conference in New Zealand, and discuss why university degrees are becoming less relevant to certain industries.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Aug 9, 2018

Kōkiri is an accelerator helping Māori entrepreneurs build their own pathways

This week, Simon is joined by group manager for Māori economy at Callaghan, Aroha Armstrong, to talk Kōkiri, her entrepreneurship journey and fostering great ideas.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Aug 2, 2018

Iyia Liu on predicting trends and how Kylie Jenner helped her business

This week Simon is joined by Iyia Liu, a master of social media marketing.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 26, 2018

Frances Valintine is getting NZ society ready for a digital future

This week Simon talks to Frances Valintine about teaching kids and adults about the future of technology and the workplace.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 20, 2018

Sam Stuchbury is making sure people take Gen-Z seriously

This week Simon talks to Sam Stuchbury, the only Kiwi who made this year's Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 13, 2018

SwipedOn is streamlining visitor management, from super yachts to petrol stations

Simon Pound talks to Hadleigh Ford of NZ visitor management system SwipedOn.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 5, 2018

Sunfed Foods is making meat-free ‘meat’ an option for everyone

This week Simon talks to Shama Lee of Sunfed Foods about how meat-free meats shouldn't just be for vegetarians and vegans.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jun 28, 2018

The Business Chat: Cow models, self-flying planes, and single use plastic

In our monthly Business Chat special, Simon Pound speaks with Maria Slade of Callaghan Innovation and Rebecca Stevenson, business editor of The Spinoff, about the business stories making the news that month.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jun 21, 2018

Bridgit Hawkins’ app is helping farmers save water, money and time

This week Simon is joined by Bridget Hawkins, CEO of Regen, an app helping to drive efficiency on farms.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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