At AirTree we aim for impact. We know founders are time-poor, so we’ve published several resources to help save them as much time and money as we can.

My first job out of Uni was helping New Zealand tech companies raise capital. Back then there were only a small number of VCs in NZ, so tech companies had to use the capital markets to fund their growth. Xero listed on the NZ stock exchange with only $200k in revenues. It’s now one of the most successful SMB SaaS companies in the world.

My favourite place in the world is the Lower Shotover river in Queenstown. Every year over the Christmas break my family does a 3-day hike in the area. Last year it was the Milford Track. This year it’s the Humpridge.

While at Uni I represented New Zealand in two sports. Playing competitive sport taught me that there are no shortcuts in life. Culture must be set from the beginning (it’s so much harder to change down the line), and it’s usually mental strength (rather than physical) that determines the outcome.

I’m always impressed by the mindset of New Zealand founders. They think global from day one. They use their “Kiwi ingenuity” to solve some of the world’s biggest problems in areas that have nothing in common and often haven’t been tackled before - from space access (with RocketLab), to sustainable footwear, (with AllBirds), to emission reductions (with Lanzatech).Kiwis also lead with a good sense of humour, making them loads of fun to work alongside

I love running. To quote Murakami, “exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that's the essence of running, and a metaphor for life”.

When I lived in London I went to Glastonbury three times. I loved taking part in such an English institution. Most memorable act would have to be Adele closing out the festival on the Pyramid stage one year.

At AirTree we aim for impact. We know founders are time-poor, so we’ve published several resources to help save them as much time and money as we can.

My first job out of Uni was helping New Zealand tech companies raise capital. Back then there were only a small number of VCs in NZ, so tech companies had to use the capital markets to fund their growth. Xero listed on the NZ stock exchange with only $200k in revenues. It’s now one of the most successful SMB SaaS companies in the world.

My favourite place in the world is the Lower Shotover river in Queenstown. Every year over the Christmas break my family does a 3-day hike in the area. Last year it was the Milford Track. This year it’s the Humpridge.

While at Uni I represented New Zealand in two sports. Playing competitive sport taught me that there are no shortcuts in life. Culture must be set from the beginning (it’s so much harder to change down the line), and it’s usually mental strength (rather than physical) that determines the outcome.

I’m always impressed by the mindset of New Zealand founders. They think global from day one. They use their “Kiwi ingenuity” to solve some of the world’s biggest problems in areas that have nothing in common and often haven’t been tackled before - from space access (with RocketLab), to sustainable footwear, (with AllBirds), to emission reductions (with Lanzatech).Kiwis also lead with a good sense of humour, making them loads of fun to work alongside

I love running. To quote Murakami, “exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that's the essence of running, and a metaphor for life”.

When I lived in London I went to Glastonbury three times. I loved taking part in such an English institution. Most memorable act would have to be Adele closing out the festival on the Pyramid stage one year.