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
Nov 7, 2019

The car-share scheme that costs less than hiring an e-scooter

On this week's Business is Boring, we talk to Victoria Carter, founder of car-sharing company Cityhop.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Oct 31, 2019

The highs and lows of running fashion label I Love Ugly

Business is Boring host Simon Pound talks to Valentin Ozich, the founder of I Love Ugly.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Oct 24, 2019

Outland Denim: How a pair of pants on Meghan Markle helped create more than 40 new jobs

This week Business is Boring host Simon Pound talks to James Bartle, founder of ethical clothing brand Outland Denim.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Oct 17, 2019

The Kiwi-founded company making sure Domino’s has enough dough

Business is Boring host Simon Pound talks to Campbell Brown, CEO of the company making sure Domino's has enough dough.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Oct 10, 2019

Meet Kiri Nathan: the woman fusing te ao Māori with the world of fashion

This week Business is Boring host Simon Pound talks to Kiri Nathan, the co-founder of a Māori-inspired fashion brand that's been gifted to Barack Obama and Meghan Markle.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Oct 3, 2019

How a NZ cosmetics company is saving millions of plastic bottles from landfill

This week Business is Boring host Simon Pound talks to Brianne West, founder of plastic-free cosmetics company Ethique.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Sep 26, 2019

With help from an innovation award, Dotterel’s taking the droning out of drones

This week Simon Pound talks to Shaun Edling, CEO of Dotterel, and Richard Quin, Callaghan Innovation Group Manager about the C-Prize, which helped Edling get his drone business off the ground.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Sep 19, 2019

Ian Taylor is using tech to tell the true story of Aotearoa’s discovery

This week on Business is Boring host Simon Pound talks to Ian Taylor, founder of of Animation Research Ltd.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Sep 12, 2019

How former footballer Tim Brown made Allbirds fly

This week Business is Boring talks to Tim Brown, co-founder of Allbirds.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Sep 6, 2019

The Wellington electric car-share scheme that’s gone Climate positive

Host Simon Pound talks to Erik Zydervelt, founder and CEO of Wellington car share app Mevo

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Sep 2, 2019

How a New Years Eve party for friends turned into NZ’s biggest music festival

Simon Pound talks to Hamish Pinkham, founder and creative director of Rhythm & Vines.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Aug 22, 2019

The New Zealand fashion label Kendall Jenner wore twice in one week

Host Simon Pound speaks with innovators and commentators focused on the future of New Zealand. This week he talks to fashion label Paris Georgia's Paris Mitchell Temple and Georgia Cherrie.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Aug 15, 2019

How Allpress Espresso went from a coffee cart to worldwide success

Business is Boring host Simon Pound speaks with Michael Allpress, founder of Allpress Espresso.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Aug 8, 2019

The New Zealand drug company trialling ketamine to treat depression

Simon Pound talks to Douglas Pharmaceuticals' Dr Peter Surman and Simone Hollier.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Aug 2, 2019

Move over Lime. There’s a new Kiwi scooter company in town, and it’s pink

Business is Boring host talks to Flamingo Scooters co-founders Nick Hyland and Jacksen Love.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 26, 2019

The start-up bringing Māori and Pasifika stories to life with a bit of light and magic

Business is Boring host talks to Vaka Interactiv CEO and co-founder Jesse Armstrong.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 19, 2019

Meet the big cheese from Clevedon Buffalo Company

This week Simon Pound talks to Clevedon Buffalo Company co-founder Helen Dorresteyn.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 12, 2019

The doctor who created a kānuka honey gel proven to treat cold sores

This week, Simon Pound talks to Dr Shaun Holt, creator of Honevo, a kānuka honey treatment for cold sores.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 4, 2019

Container Door: How a career bringing goods out of China became a business

This week Simon Pound talks to Ben Nathan, CEO and founder of Container Door.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jun 29, 2019

The AI chatbot app helping people get the mental health services they need

Simon Pound talks to Angela Lim, co-founder and CEO of a free, online mental health platform called Clearhead.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jun 20, 2019

The Aussie venture capitalist investing in NZ businesses

Simon Pound talks to John Henderson, a partner at one of Australasia's leading VC firms, Airtree.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jun 14, 2019

How a move from Auckland to Manawatu led to a new agri-tech venture

Simon Pound talks to Kate Gwilliam, CEO of feedstock solution, Zeddy.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jun 6, 2019

Rose & Thorne: How a lost job led to selling more than a million bras

This week, Simon Pound talks to Sue Dunmore, co-founder of lingerie brand Rose & Thorne.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
May 30, 2019

If you like the beer, buy the brewery

Simon Pound talks to Andrew Childs, founder of Behemoth Brewing.

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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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