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
Jan 14, 2021

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

Summer reissue: 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
Jan 7, 2021

The NZ company striving to make sheep milk a thing

Summer reissue: 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
Dec 31, 2020

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

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

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Dec 24, 2020

Business is Boring: The chief economist who made himself redundant and started a newsletter

In a year in which a lot of commentators have come a cropper, Tony Alexander's measured, data-driven newsletter has been invaluable.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Dec 17, 2020

Business is Boring: The Australian venture capitalist with $60m for backing NZ companies

What's one of the biggest venture capital operators in Australia got in store for its New Zealand office?

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Business
Dec 12, 2020

Ingrid Starnes is imagining a new future for fashion – make fewer clothes

The fashion label is embarking on a embarking on its next chapter with a brand new business model – one which promotes an honest and sustainable future for fashion.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Dec 11, 2020

Business is Boring: The New Zealand company using VR to counter seasickness

Are you part of the 25% of people who suffer from seasickness? See-LEVEL might have found the solution – virtual reality.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Dec 3, 2020

How Foodprint is helping reduce food waste by bringing the bargains

What happens to all the food a cafe doesn't sell in a day? This app lets users snap it up at a mouthwatering discount.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 26, 2020

How tech start-up IMAGR plans to eliminate checkout queues

In this week's episode, host Simon Pound is joined by William Chomley, founder and CEO of IMAGR.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 19, 2020

How AF Drinks is helping lift the non-alcoholic beverage game

This week, host Simon Pound is joined by Eat My Lunch founder Lisa King to talk about her new venture, AF Drinks.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 12, 2020

How Again Again is making takeaway coffee better for the environment

This week, host Simon Pound is joined by Nada Piatek, co-founder and managing director of Again Again.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 5, 2020

How Auckland’s Karangahape Road became an international music software hub

Industry leaders InMusic, Serato and Melodics all have offices in central Auckland – and Morgan Donoghue has a connection to all of them.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Oct 29, 2020

Fuel50 is changing HR software to fit the new ways we work

Business is Boring is a weekly podcast series presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. This week host Simon Pound is joined by Jo Mills, co-founder of Fuel50.

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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

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

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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