Podcast: Lachlan Nixon of Pacific Channel

by | 19 Aug 2020 | Business Law, Podcast

Capstone Business Talks is a podcast about the better ways to work and to grow a profitable business.

In this episode, we speak with Lachlan Nixon, Investment Manager at Pacific Channel, about investing in technology start-ups.

Pacific Channel is an early stage investment firm that invests in deep-technology ventures in New Zealand.  Since 2006, Pacific Channel has invested over NZD $50 million in New Zealand technology companies.

Please join us for our discussions on the following topics:

  • Can you tell us about the successful kiwi businesses that Pacific Channel has invested in?
  • What are the most important things you look for in a business when making investment decisions?
  • What can a business do to make itself investment ready?
  • What characteristics should a company founder look for in an investor?
  • As a rule of thumb, what percentage of a business should a founder give away to investors?
  • What could the founder do to get the most out of its board?
  • Any tips for anyone who is going to be a board director for the first time?
  • Do you have any cautionary tales of corporate governance failures?
Kenneth Sun

Kenneth Sun

Partner & CEO

Kenneth is the founding partner of Capstone Law.  Kenneth has a MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and he was also awarded the prestigious Dean’s Academic Achievement Award for graduating from the University of Auckland law school in the top 5% of his class. Kenneth has worked at some of the best law firms in the country before starting Capstone Law.


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