Q4 2020 Wayfinder Kōrero Speaker Schedule

Rob Vickery

A Kōrero with Vaughn Blake – 5/10/20.

Vaughn is a long-time friend of Hillfarrance & a successful venture capital investor in Los Angeles’ Silicon Beach & beyond. He is the Founding Partner of Autochrome Ventures and a Partner at Blue Bear Capital. He is joining us for an in-depth kōrero on his venture capital philosophy & what is is exciting him in today’s startup economy. 

A Kōrero with Mark Wald – 12/10/20.

Mark Wald is the Founder of Supporting Strategies, which provides financial accounting and leadership to startups in Southern California. Mark has already helped Kiwi startups to establish a business in the US and he is joining us to share his thoughts and take your questions on what it takes to set up in America. 

A Kōrero with Sam Ramlu – 19/10/20.

Sam is the Co-Founder of Method, which is one NZ’s leading digital creative agencies. She is also the co-founder of Wanderer, which is a joint collaboration with award-winning creatives & developers to push the boundaries of immersive storytelling. Sam will be joining us to discuss her career and startup brand strategy.

A Kōrero with Anna Barber – 26/10/20 

Come and join us for a chat and Q&A session with Anna Barber, Managing Director of Techstars Los Angeles. Anna will be discussing the Techstars mission, how she built one of the leading Techstars programmes in the US, what she looks for in portfolio companies, and how Kiwi startups can apply for Techstars.

A Kōrero with Alicia Hanf – 2/11/20

Alicia is a 6 year veteran within the US Army. Her perseverance through her military training, as well as overcoming a major loss in her life has helped her to be a successful consultant today for fast-paced startups & international celebrities. Come and meet Alicia & learn about her latest TedTalk; Last Known Point strategy. 

A Kōrero with Kathryn Topp & Rachel O’Shea – 9/11/20 

Kathryn and Rachel, the founders of Yabble, will be sharing their experience of raising a $1.3m seed round and offering some advice for other founders who are already or thinking about fundraising. We will make sure there is plenty of time for Q&A!

A Kōrero with Gavin Jones – 16th of November

Gavin is the co-founder of Energize Group, which is a global provider of digital & technology staffing solutions. He has a particular focus on highly specialised talent searches in the fields of AI, machine learning, data science & engineering. If you are looking to hire technical talent then this is an essential conversation for you.