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
Sep 30, 2021

Business is Boring: The exciting arrival of Boring oat milk

What does it take to get a New Zealand made oat milk onto our shelves?

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Sep 23, 2021

Business is Boring: The electrician behind 20% of NZ’s new solar installations

Lightforce's Luke Nutting joins Simon Pound to talk about helping New Zealand catch up with the rest of the world on solar power.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Sep 16, 2021

Business is Boring: The former Apple leader helping New Zealand companies go global

Simon Pound talks to Vignesh Kumar, a partner in venture capital fund Global from Day 1, about helping local companies scale for global success. 

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Sep 9, 2021

Business is Boring: How Ockham is helping change the housing conversation

Ockham Residential co-founder Mark Todd joins Simon Pound for a chat about our broken property system, and what his company is doing about it.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Sep 2, 2021

Business is Boring: The New Zealand startup changing batteries for the better

Podcast | Simon Pound talks to Dr Shalini Divya, co-founder of TasmanIon, about working on a new generation of more recyclable, sustainable and equitable batteries.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Aug 26, 2021

Business is Boring: The local label pioneering carbon positive fashion

Maggie Marilyn designer and founder Maggie Hewitt tells Simon Pound about her mission to create a climate-friendly and accessible clothing brand. 

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Aug 12, 2021

Business is Boring: Employee experience and why it’s so important

Podcast | Simon Pound talks to Samantha Gadd about how HR is changing, and why she's starting the Employee Experience Design School.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Aug 5, 2021

Business is Boring: What Theresa Gattung is doing to support women in entrepreneurship

Podcast | The New Zealand business leader tells Simon Pound why she's funding the Theresa Gattung Chair of Women in Entrepreneurship and why we need to start taking burnout in business more seriously.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 29, 2021

Business is Boring: How Tractor Ventures gives startups a new way to raise capital

Podcast | Jodie Imam and Lance Hodges of Tractor Ventures join Simon Pound to talk about the growing startup industry and how they’re helping fund it.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 22, 2021

Business is Boring: How Socialites stays on top of the social media game

On this week's episode of Business is Boring, Simon Pound talks to Melanie Spencer, co-CEO of social media agency Socialites.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 15, 2021

Business is Boring: Rocket Lab’s Peter Beck on joining the space club

Podcast | From Fisher & Paykel apprentice to launching rockets into space, Peter Beck's journey has been wildly unlikely at almost every step.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 8, 2021

Business is Boring: How Multitudes helps measure and improve team culture

Podcast | The former CEO of Reddit is among the investors in this New Zealand software company.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 1, 2021

Business is Boring: Shotgun’s ride from biking brainwave to global business

Podcast | Shotgun co-founder Dan Necklen joins Simon Pound to talk about designing a new type of kids’ bike seat and taking it to the world.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jun 24, 2021

Business is Boring: How to sell a fast-growing company

Podcast | Scroll Media founder Jane Ormsby joins Simon Pound to talk innovation in the online ad industry and share some tips for selling a business.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jun 17, 2021

Business is Boring: What Woop does differently with their food boxes

On this week's episode of Business is Boring, Simon Pound talks to Thomas Dietz, founder and CEO of Woop, about breaking into the competitive food box market.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jun 10, 2021

Business is Boring: The ticketing app using booking fees for good

Podcast | Humanitix CEO Georgia Robertson tells Simon Pound about the company’s work at the intersection of tech and social good.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jun 3, 2021

Business is Boring: Wearable tech for astronauts, Olympians and everybody

Podcast | Simon Pound speaks to Steve Leftly, cofounder of pioneering wearable tech company Myovolt, as they launch their first major consumer products.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
May 27, 2021

Business is Boring: The bakery owner who wants NZ to start eating better bread

Podcast | Bread and Butter's Isabel Pasch tells Simon Pound why she thinks most loaves of bread should come with a health warning.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
May 20, 2021

Business is Boring: How Rush built the NZ Covid Tracer app in a hurry

Podcast | Simon Pound speaks to Pavan Vyas, CEO of Rush, about how they built the contact tracing app we've been using for the last year.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
May 13, 2021

Business is Boring: Compostic is taking the plastic out of kitchen products

NZ startup Compostic is out help us change our bad cling wrap habit once and for all with a range of home compostable alternatives.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
May 7, 2021

Business is Boring: The Seinfeld-inspired startup simplifying flower buying

Simon Pound talks to Vanisha Narsey about how a Jerry Seinfeld routine helped inspire her to start Bouqo, a new platform making flower buying more accessible.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Apr 22, 2021

Business is Boring: The NZ company working on a new Covid-19 vaccine

Podcast | In this week’s episode, Simon Pound talks to Dr Robert Feldman, CEO of Covid-19 Vaccine Corporation, about the fascinating science behind developing a vaccine.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Apr 15, 2021

Business is Boring: The social enterprise helping create more social enterprises

Podcast | Simon Pound talks to Louise Aitken, CEO of the Ākina Foundation, about how they're helping social enterprises grow.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Apr 8, 2021

Business is Boring: The directory helping people find women tradies

Simon Pound talks to Emma Kaniuk, founder of an online directory of women and gender-diverse tradespeople.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Apr 1, 2021

Business is Boring: How Fix & Fogg is cracking the US nut butter market

From humble hole-in-the-wall beginnings, Wellington-based Fix & Fogg is now one of the hottest nut butter companies in the world.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Mar 25, 2021

Business is Boring: The NZ non-profit helping prisoners learn to code

Podcast | Take2 CEO and founder Cam Smith tells Simon Pound about the life-changing work his company does helping ex-prisoners reenter the job market.

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