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This article was published on 29 May 2017

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

Much of what we talk about in entrepreneurship in NZ comes to us from Silicon Valley. Whether its the lean, agile, the series A, the seed round - the terms and actions come out of this place. So it makes a lot of sense that AUT, for their inaugural entrepreneur in residence, have brought to NZ a 30 year veteran and key figure in the valley. You might have heard of some of the firms he has founded, been on the board for, or invested in - Pandora internet radio is one of the better known consumer brands - but there were a raft of companies that pushed forward technology. He also set up Garage Ventures with Guy Kawasaki, the best selling author of Apple Macintosh fame, who popularised their work together. Bill Reichert is in town for a series of events with AUT and we’ve been lucky enough to grab him today to talk about the Valley, VC and entrepreneurship.

Listen to the podcase below, or read the full transcript at The Spinoff.

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

Want to hear more from Bill Reichert?

Book now to attend Bill's keynote presentation '21st Century Entrepreneurship: Lessons from Silicon Valley' on 1 June in Auckland. In this session, Bill will show how the international ecosystem supporting innovation and entrepreneurship has changed dramatically in just the last ten years, and outline the key changes that entrepreneurs, investors and policymakers need to understand to be successful in this new world. Find out more.