Flux Founder Series: Christchurch

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We’re excited to host the team from Flux with a panel of 3 founders talking all things early stage growth. Flux is an accelerator based in Auckland that backs ambitious kiwi founders to take their business global.

Joining us are:

• Georgia McGillivray - CEO & co-founder of The Social Club. Originally from Canterbury, Georgia has grown The Social Club into NZ's largest influencer marketplace. Their platform now connects 3,500+ registered influencers (including Andrew Mulligan, Jess Quinn, Blair Tuke, Nehe Milner Skudder) with 350 brands. Since launch in 2015 they have completed campaigns with Cookie Time, BMW, Fonterra, Visa and Coca Cola. The team are currently closing an $1M seed round after completing Flux in August.

• Barnaby Marshall - ex Managing Director of I Love Ugly (Deloitte Fast 50, 2014), as MD of I Love Ugly Barnaby grew the company to a team of 30, operations in the US and AU and distributors in 8 countries. Seed investor in iMeasureU (acquired by Oxford Metrics LSE:OMG). Now a Seed Partner at Tuhua Ventures ($11m VC Fund) and Managing Partner for Flux 2018. Barnaby is also a Board Observer at Uproar and a Director at Rose & Thorne.

• Aidan Kenealy - Aidan launched EMGN.com with his business partner in January 2014, which became one of the fastest growing websites in the world, attracting over 30 million visits/month and over 150 million pageviews/month within its first year. By December 2015 the site was ranked in the top 10 US mobile websites and in the top 500 global websites. EMGN.com was sold mid 2016. Aidan was a lead mentor for both VidApp and Osnova during the latest Flux program and was the lead investor in VidApp.

Bring any burning questions you have on growing, recruiting, raising capital, selling to offshore customers and more.

Join us for pre-drinks from 5:30pm, with formalities starting at 6pm.


Christchurch Startups Meetup


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