Simon Pound

Simon is Marketing Director for Brand and Communications at tech company Vend, and Managing Director of New Zealand fashion label Ingrid Starnes. A former media reporter and TV producer, he enthusiastically rants regularly on the fringes of the media and his jobs.

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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Podcasts
Jun 23, 2017

The angel investor breakdown: do you really need millions of dollars?

The ins and outs of angel investing and why its a matter of the heart and not the head.

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Business is Boring
Jun 7, 2017

Why Australians are more resilient than Kiwis

Simon Pound chats with Jamie Ford about the need to address our nation's mental health.

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Partner Content
Jun 1, 2017

Could New Zealand’s future lie in luxury goods?

Business is Boring is a weekly podcast series presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. This week's guest is Christopher Yu, the MD of United Perfumes.

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Partner Content
May 24, 2017

Bill Reichert of Garage Ventures calls for the scrappy standout in the entrepreneur crowd

Bill Reichert of Garage Ventures in Silicon Valley talks to Simon Pound about what his Venture Capital firm looks for in an entrepreneur.

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Business is Boring
May 18, 2017

Sue De Bievre of Beany on the cloud creating flexibility for working parents

Simon Pound chats to Sue De Bievre of Beany, a cloud-based accounting service providing flexibility for working parents.

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Business is Boring
May 11, 2017

How Holly Cardew of Pixc learned from the best in Silicon Valley

Simon Pound chats to Holly Cardew about her choice to live in the 'Valley and how it's helped her grow her online business.

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Business is Boring
May 10, 2017

Jamie Ford of Foresight Learning on what New Zealanders can learn from the Australians

Simon Pound talks to Jamie who gives us NZers a bit of a rev up

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Podcasts
May 4, 2017

The Airbnb of parks: Parkable and Campable are turning your empty driveways into a business

Simon Pound chats to Brody Nelson and Toby Littin of Campable about turning a great app idea into a viable business.

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Podcasts
Apr 27, 2017

Techweek Special: Patrick McVeigh delivers all your Techweek’17 essentials

Simon Pound talks to Patrick McVeigh about the bigger and better Techweek'17.

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Podcasts
Apr 20, 2017

Christina Bellis and Lani Evans are turning an IRD subsidy into a force for good

Simon Pound talks to Christina Bellis and Lani Evans about how they're using an inland revenue subsidy to run a business and give back to the community.

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Podcasts
Apr 12, 2017

Adàn Tijerina of Almighty Juices on why immigrants make ideal entrepreneurs

Business is Boring is a weekly podcast series presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. Host Simon Pound speaks with innovators and commentators focused on the future of New Zealand, with the interview available as both audio and a transcribed excerpt.

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Podcasts
Apr 6, 2017

Lisa King of Eat My Lunch on dealing with rapid growth and making 1400 lunches EVERY DAY

The CEO of philanthropic food business Eat My Lunch on how to make money and do good at the same time

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Podcasts
Mar 29, 2017

My Food Bag co-CEO Cecilia Robinson on why you have to destroy your own market share

Simon Pound talks to one of the most capable CEOs currently operating in New Zealand.

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Podcasts
Mar 24, 2017

Vic Crone on Xero, her Auckland Mayoralty bid and what changes she wants to see at Callaghan Innovation

Simon Pound talks to the new Callaghan Innovation CEO about running Xero, her mayoralty bid and what's next for Callaghan

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Podcasts
Mar 16, 2017

Lance Wiggs on how TradeMe was worth even more than its $750m sale price

Lance Wiggs speaks to Simon Pound about TradeMe's admirable culture and what he looks for in an investment.

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Podcasts
Mar 9, 2017

Populate CEO Kirsti Grant on why start-ups shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help

Kirsti Grant from Populate talks about her path fro ma job at Vend to creating her own business

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Podcasts
Mar 3, 2017

Business is Boring #42: Gemma Hurst and Marcus Radich on not always waiting for the world to come to you

Business is Boring is a weekly podcast series presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. Host Simon Pound speaks with innovators and commentators focused on the future of …

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Podcasts
Feb 23, 2017

Business is Boring #41: Wendy Thompson urges businesswomen to put themselves forward for recognition

Simon Pound talks to Wendy Thompson about the importance of women business owners promoting themselves.

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Podcasts
Feb 18, 2017

Business Is Boring #40: the Coulter sisters of Cocos Cantina on why owner-operator restaurants rule

Imagine flying your staff to Italy for a work trip? The sisters behind the Coco's Cantina restaurant and tell Simon Pound how, and why, they did it.

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Podcasts
Feb 11, 2017

Business is Boring #39: Sian Simpson of Kiwi Landing Pad, live from SaaStr

Simon Pound talks to Sian abotuher work giving Kiwis a leg up in the San Francisco tech sector

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Podcasts
Feb 3, 2017

Business is Boring #38: Vaughn Davis on his career in advertising and reaching good “work/life blend”

The stepfather of the NZ elections "orange man"talks to Simon Pound about a life in advertising

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Podcasts
Jan 27, 2017

Business is Boring #37: Jen Ferguson and Glen Williams on expanding their beer, hot sauce & records empire

The NZ couple who've made a name for themselves selling craft beer, hot sauce and records in London tell Simon Pound how they did it.

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Podcasts
Jan 20, 2017

Business is Boring #36: Mike Murphy on building a business in an unexplored market

Simon Pound chats to Mike Murphy about the importance of making mistakes early on in business.

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Podcasts
Jan 13, 2017

Business is Boring #35: Simon Young on the power of social media and its influencers

Simon Pound talks to Simon Young about the power of Chinese social media and what that means for New Zealand brand.

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Podcasts
Dec 27, 2016

Summer reissue: Business Is Boring #20 – Brooke Howard-Smith on how his million dollar failure led to success

In September Simon Pound spoke with telly star Brooke Howard-Smith about his little known past as a professional roller blade champion. What transpired was a story about how losing everything can be the best thing that ever happens to you.

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Business is Boring
Dec 22, 2016

Business is Boring #34: Pic Picot on making peanut butter the New Zealand way

Peanut butter fiend Simon Pound meets his hero, Pic Picot, the man behind Pic's Peanut Butter

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