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
Sep 20, 2018

Telling Pacific stories with Lisa Taouma

This week Simon Pound talks to Lisa Taouma, producer of Fresh. 

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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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Business is Boring
Mar 1, 2018

Talking sports commentary with Spalk co-founder Ben Reynolds

Simon Pound talks to Ben Reynolds, co-founder of Spalk, a startup making sports commentary more accessible.

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Business is Boring
Feb 22, 2018

How Jenene Crossan’s beauty start-up Flossie solves two problems in one app

Simon Pound talks to Flossie founder Jenene Crossan about her hugely successful career in online tech.

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Business is Boring
Feb 15, 2018

An underground kitchen with sky-high ambitions

Host Simon Pound talks to Jess Daniel of Jess' Underground Kitchen.

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Business is Boring
Feb 8, 2018

WeCompost is keeping tons of waste out of landfills

Simon talks to Gemma and Steve about creating a composting business from the ground up.

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Business is Boring
Feb 2, 2018

A lawyer, writer and mother on why mothers are as ambitious as anyone

Simon talks to Genevieve O'Halloran about balancing work and motherhood.

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Business is Boring
Jan 25, 2018

BizDojo’s Nick Shewring is opening the ‘mental health in entrepreneurship’ conversation

Simon Pound talks to Nick Shewring, co-founder of BizDojo, the Auckland company leasing co-working space to companies and creatives.

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Business is Boring
Jan 18, 2018

Why being from Aotearoa makes selling your video game overseas easier

The brains behind one of our most innovative and internationally recognised video game studios talks to Simon Pound.

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Business is Boring
Jan 11, 2018

Think startups are only run by single guys and their friends? Meet Dr Alyona Medelyan

Simon Pound talks to machine learning expert Dr Alyona Medelyan.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Dec 21, 2017

Why hiring tangata whenua should be a priority for all businesses

Simon Pound chats to Michael Moka about Māori entrepreneurship and bringing the whānau (values) to work.

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Podcasts
Dec 14, 2017

What the tech sector can learn from pop culture fandoms

Simon Pound talks to Sacha Judd about how young female pop fans just might be the future of tech.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Dec 7, 2017

She’s flying with NASA and fighting Gwyneth Paltrow’s fake science. She’s 18.

This week on Business is Boring, 18 year old Alexia Hilbertidou talks following your passion, no matter your age.

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Podcasts
Nov 30, 2017

Rowan Simpson and his founder-centric approach to being a company director

Rowan Simpson really doesn't need to keep working, but he does. Simon Pound finds out why.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 23, 2017

A 22 year old entrepreneur on why he disrupted his successful business

Simon Pound talks to Jake Millar, CEO of entrepreneurship-focused video company Unfiltered.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 16, 2017

How Lewis Road Creamery made us all lose our minds for chocolate milk

Former ad man Peter Cullinane talks about creating the breakaway premium food brand Lewis Road Creamery

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 10, 2017
Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 2, 2017

Scott Blanks on 20 years of comedy at The Classic

Simon Pound talks to Scott Blanks about helping shape New Zealand comedy over the last 20 years. 

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Oct 29, 2017

The Theresa Gattung interview: ‘I’ve always been very stroppy’

At the age of 37 a young woman made her way through a pretty sexist world to get the biggest job in the country. No, not Jacinda Ardern today – Theresa Gattung, in 1999. Simon Pound talks to Gattung and finds out how much has and hasn't changed.

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Podcasts
Oct 20, 2017

Always be ready to sell: Entrepreneur Mark Hurley on selling to an $11 billion agency

Simon Pound talks to Mark Hurley, CEO of Little Giant, about building up ventures then knowing when to sell.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Oct 13, 2017

The new mobile app for monitoring water usage on farms

Simon talks to Mike Jenkins about bringing cloud technology to businesses worldwide.

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Podcasts
Oct 5, 2017

Cookie queen Deanna Yang on why Moustache is now a completely different business

Simon Pound talks to Deanna Yang about the ups and downs of selling cookies and milk.

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