30 September 2021
The last Business is Boring business is Boring
Boring Oat Milk founder Morgan Maw tells Simon Pound about launching the first NZ-made oat milk.
23 September 2021
The electrician behind 20% of NZ’s new solar installations
Luke Nutting is an electrician who eight or so years ago saw that solar would be the future.
16 September 2021
The former Apple leader helping NZ companies go global
Vignesh Kumar is a partner in Global from Day 1, or Gd1, a local venture capital fund which recently announced the first close of its third fund – a $130m infusion of capital to invest in New Zealand companies wanting to scale to be worldwide successes.
9 September 2021
The property developer helping build better communities
Ockham Residential co-founder Mark Todd is not your usual property developer.
2 September 2021
The NZ startup changing batteries for the better
Dr Shalini Divya is the co-founder of TasmanIon, who are commercialising her research into using the earth-abundant aluminium to make a new generation of more recyclable, sustainable and equitable batteries.
26 August 2021
The local label pioneering carbon positive fashion
A couple of years ago Maggie Marilyn designer and founder Maggie Hewitt debuted her first collection straight onto Net-a-Porter, one of the most desirable doors in the world.
12 August 2021
The importance of employee experience
Samantha Gadd founded Humankind about ten years ago as a new kind of HR, people and culture company. Over time, Humankind has specialised to focus on the growing area of employee experience.
5 August 2021
Theresa Gattung on dealing with burnout in business
Theresa Gattung joins Simon Pound to talk about encouraging more women into entrepreneurship and why we need to start taking burnout more seriously.
29 July 2021
A new way for startups to raise capital
Jodie Imam and Lance Hodges are the COO and general partner of Tractor Ventures, a group offering debt financing to Australian and New Zealand startups.
22 July 2021
How Socialites stays on top of the social media game
Melanie Spencer is the co-CEO of Socialites, a company that’s helping businesses big and small succeed on social media.
15 July 2021
How NZ joined the space club, with Rocket Lab’s Peter Beck
Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck tells Simon Pound about his journey, the importance of perseverance and New Zealand becoming a member of the space club.
8 July 2021
How Multitudes is helping businesses measure and improve team culture
Lauren Peate is the founder and CEO of Multitudes, a New Zealand software company that helps measure and improve companies’ culture and performance.
1 July 2021
Shotgun’s ride from mountain biking brainwave to global business
Shotgun co-founder Dan Necklen joins Simon Pound to talk about designing a new type of kids’ bike seat and taking it to the world.
24 June 2021
How to sell a fast growing company, and other tips from an advertising entrepreneur
Jane Ormsby is an online ad industry innovator. She joins Simon Pound to talk about the journey, the future of advertising and share tips for selling a fast growing business.
17 June 2021
What Woop does differently with their food boxes
Thomas Dietz is the founder and CEO of Woop – short for world on our plate – a company whose inventive offering has found a strong foothold in the hyper-competitive food box space.
10 June 2021
The ticketing app using booking fees for good
New Zealander Georgia Robertson is the CEO of Humanitix, an Australian ticketing app with a difference.
3 June 2021
Making wearable tech for astronauts, Olympic athletes and everybody
New Zealand company Myovolt has been at the cutting edge of innovation in wearable technology the last 20 years, with founders Dianne Jones and Steve Leftly working on wearable tech with Nasa, Apple, Adidas and Nike.
27 May 2021
The business and politics of bread
Isabel Pasch is the majority owner of Bread and Butter, bakeries and cafes that focus on traditional sourdough fermentation and using as many locally sourced and organic ingredients as possible.
20 May 2021
How Rush built the NZ COVID Tracer app in a hurry
Pavan Vyas is the CEO of Rush, makers of NZ COVID Tracer, an app which was brought to market in crisis response speed in 2020 and since improved on to the point it’s been adopted by the NHS in the UK.
13 May 2021
Compostic’s plan to replace plastic cling wrap
New Zealand has an addiction to using plastic cling wrap – and it goes without saying that’s no good for the environment. Jon Reed’s startup Compostic is out to change that with a range of home compostable cling wrap and other kitchen products.