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Fly the dream

Posted by: | Andy Lark | 17.04.2009

Check out the new flight video at www.martinjetpack.com!  More to come ….

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Jenny and Andy in the news

Posted by: | Andy Lark | Glenn Milnes | Jenny Morel | New Zealand | Venture Capital | 23.10.2007

Both Jenny and Andy have been recognised for their contribution to the NZ tech sector and involvement across the wider NZ business community.  Listener have named Jenny among the 50 most powerful people in NZ in the fourth ListenerPower list while Andy has been named by Unlimited magazine as one of the country’s 45 most […]

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Andy joins Dell

Posted by: | Andy Lark | 01.10.2007

Andy Lark has joined Dell as VP Global Marketing & Communications – and will continue to be a part-time partner of No 8 Ventures.

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On Turning Up!

Posted by: | Andy Lark | 21.03.2007

Rod as an interesting post on “The Valley of Death”. I view this principally as a mental rather and physical issue. Contextually NZ businesses sit far from the rest of the world and therefore they frame everything in terms of distance. Distance begets an attitude of scarcity -“I don’t have enough because I am a […]

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US IPO Market Strengthens

Posted by: | Andy Lark | Getting Funded | 21.03.2007

I was asked on my recent trip to New Zealand about the US IPO market. Somewhat fortuitously I received an email from America’s Growth Capital with a good summary. Here is the rub: The U.S. IPO market thrived in the 1990s, averaging more than 500 IPOs per year over the entire decade. However, as we […]

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NZ offshore investment tax

Posted by: | Andy Lark | Jenny Morel | News | Tax & regulatory | Venture Capital | 28.02.2007

For the introduction of the kiwi saver scheme in April 07, the NZ Government is changing portfolio investment rules – making investment in NZ and Australian shares free of tax on gains, but tightening up tax of gains on shares elsewhere.  These offshore share value gains will all be taxed annually on an imputed unrealised […]

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The Long Tail

Posted by: | Andy Lark | Innovation | 31.07.2006

The Long Tail is finally spurring debate. In short, this is how it works: For a major retailer – say Warehouse or WalMart, makes lots of money from blockbusters. Not so for the online retailers selling millions of tracks. What”s extraordinary is that virtually every single one of those tracks will sell. From the perspective […]

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Attention Please!

Posted by: | Andy Lark | Technology | 19.07.2006

BusinessWeek has a terrific piece on how Web 2.0 is pulling the fragmented mass market together. It starts with a look at how we now allocate out attention – less on the media’s schedule and more on ours (“time” and “place shifting”). Some nice quotes from Nike who are fully embracing communities with sites like […]

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Podcasts Blossom

Posted by: | Andy Lark | Technology | 19.07.2006

A new report from Nielsen/NetRatings gives some interesting demographics of podcast listeners. Generalizations aside, the report has some interesting results – US data: 51.6% of people who listen to podcasts pay their bills online. But, podcasting is not yet nearly as popular as viewing and paying bills online, 51.6 percent, or online job hunting, 24.6 […]

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