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.
6 May 2021
The Seinfeld-inspired startup simplifying flower buying
This week on Business is Boring, Simon Pound talks to Vanisha Narsey about how a Jerry Seinfeld routine helped inspire her to start Bouqo, a new platform making flower buying more accessible.
22 April 2021
The NZ company working on a new Covid-19 vaccine
In this week’s episode, Simon Pound talks to Dr Robert Feldman, CEO of Covid-19 Vaccine Corporation, about the fascinating science behind developing a vaccine.Covid-19 Vaccine Corporation (CVC), brings together some of the top figures in local pharmaceutical, deep tech and life science commercial enterprise. The chair is the managing director of Douglas Pharmaceuticals, and the […]
15 April 2021
The social enterprise helping create more social enterprises
In this week’s episode, Simon Pound talks to Louise Aitken, CEO of the Ākina Foundation, about how they’re helping social enterprises grow.
8 April 2021
Fewer than 5% of tradies are women – here’s where to find them
Business is Boring talks to Emma Kaniuk about starting Tradespeople, a directory that lists companies owned and run by women and gender diverse tradies around the country.
1 April 2021
Fix & Fogg is taking NZ nut butters to the world
From humble hole-in-the-wall beginnings, Wellington-based Fix & Fogg is now one of the hottest nut butter companies in the world. Founder and CEO Roman Jewell tells Business is Boring how it all happened.
25 March 2021
The NZ non-profit helping prisoners learn to code
Take2 CEO and founder Cam Smith tells Simon Pound about the life-changing work his company does helping ex-prisoners reenter the job market.
18 March 2021
The NZ platform where you can rent just about anything
Mutu founder Toby Skilton joins Business is Boring to talk about his vision for a service where people could rent out and borrow things from each other – and how he made it a reality.
11 March 2021
Why ZeroJet wants to electrify small boat motors
This week on Business is Boring, Bex Rempel tells Simon Pound about the need to replace petrol motors on boats.