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
Nov 9, 2018

The amazing bees who make plastic, and the Kiwi making them into a business

Simon Pound talks to Veronica Harwood-Stevenson from bioplastic company Humble Bee.

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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 repeat: TV Producer Bailey Mackey on being in the middle of a global bidding war

What to do when everyone wants what you've got.

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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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Podcasts
Sep 28, 2017

Craig Cotton on bringing Charlie’s into teenage-hood and keeping family involved

The former GM of Coca Cola NZ and CEO of Better Drinks Co talks about his career and lessons learnt along the way.

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Podcasts
Sep 18, 2017

The man who produced The Evil Dead and Xena on bringing Pleasuredome to NZ

Simon talks to Rob Tapert about making horror movies and his new live extravaganza Pleasuredome

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Podcasts
Sep 7, 2017

If you think your organisation doesn’t have a gender pay gap, you’re probably wrong

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. This week, Simon talks to Miranda Burdon of the 1 Day for Change conference.

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Podcasts
Sep 1, 2017

Cindy Gallop on the social sex revolution and going as big as YouTube

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
Aug 24, 2017

The news business as a platform: The new Fairfax CEO on Stuff, paywalls and podcasts

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
Aug 17, 2017

The cure for cancer may be closer than we think, all thanks to a Kiwi invention

Lots of companies say they want to change the world, Prof. Steve Henry says he's serious.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Aug 10, 2017

Is working 9 to 5 really that necessary?

Simon Pound welcomes his guest Kate Wright who has studied outcome-based work modes and why it might be just the thing for some of us.

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Podcasts
Aug 3, 2017

Mai Chen on the growing need for Asian leaders in New Zealand businesses

Simon Pound talks to pre-eminent legal mind Mai Chen about paving her own way in the legal world and the ever increasing need for cultural capability - or CQ - in New Zealand businesses.

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Podcasts
Jul 27, 2017

How Burger Burger are giving hospo staff the respect they deserve

Simon Pound talks to Mimi Gilmour about starting hit local eateries Mexico and Burger Burger, and why her young staff always comes first.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 20, 2017

Joan Withers on employing diversity without enforcing quotas

Simon Pound talks to Joan Withers about excelling in all areas of business and how to evolve with an ever-changing business landscape.

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Podcasts
Jul 13, 2017

How Sharesies is making investment portfolios for everyone, not just the rich

Simon Pound talks to Brooke Anderson of Sharesies about how they're bringing share portfolios to the masses.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jul 6, 2017

Jan Hellriegel’s warning for young musicians: always read the fine print

Simon Pound chats to Jan Hellriegel about the good and bad that comes from a major record deal, and what she's doing differently now.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jun 29, 2017

A guide to ethically importing bananas with Karma Cola’s Chris Morrison

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
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 Callaghan
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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Partners
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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Partners
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 Callaghan
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 Callaghan
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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