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 23, 2020

Blunt Umbrellas on being at the pointy end of innovation

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Greg Brebner from Blunt Umbrellas.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jan 16, 2020

On creating a great side hustle, with the founder of Thing Industries and Wrappy

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Bridie Picot, founder of Thing Industries and Wrappy.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jan 9, 2020

How a NZ fund manager turned a $3000 student loan into $1b under management

This week on Business is Boring host Simon Pound talks to Mike Taylor, founder of Pie Funds.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Dec 26, 2019

From banter to brewery: How three mates created Urbanaut

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Bruce Turner and Thomas Rowe from Urbanaut Brewing Co.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Dec 19, 2019

The NZ-made menstrual cup that’s taking on the world

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Robyn McLean, co-founder of The Hello Cup.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Dec 12, 2019

FoodBowl is New Zealand’s food technology Wonka factory

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Campbell Ellison from Callaghan Innovation and Alexandra Allan, CEO of Food Bowl.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Dec 5, 2019

Lessons learnt from a failed custom shoe start-up

This week, Business is Boring talks to Jodie Fox, co-founder of Shoes of Prey.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 28, 2019

The Auckland startup turning microgreens into green

This week Business is Boring host Simon Pound talks to Jeff Xu, CEO, and Ollie McDermot, co-founder and designer of Micropod.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 21, 2019

Aroa: The New Zealand company using sheep to help repair human bodies

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Dr Brian Ward of soft-tissue repair company Aroa.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 14, 2019

Cheese Cartel: The ‘slow startup’ delivering on cheese dreams

This week Simon Pound talks to Jade Tang-Taylor and Anna Guenther from Cheese Cartel on Business is Boring.

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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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