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Dear David: how to take our tech to the world

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Dear David: how to take our tech to the world

Idealog's agony aunt, David Downs, answers your burning questions about the pros and cons of playing the New Zealand card in overseas markets and whether focusing on a very specific niche is the best approach if a New Zealand company hopes to go global. 

Dear David

Idealog's resident Agony Uncle David Downs answers your burning innovation-themed questions on finding capital in New Zealand and how to grease up VCs.

Failure

Idealog has partnered with Callaghan Innovation to take a look at the nature of failure in business – the good, the bad and the unintentionally educational. So we’re asking questions: Is there a stigma, in this country, around ‘failure’? Is it a good thing to ‘fail fast’? Would you be wary investing in a start-up run by an entrepreneur with a string of failed businesses? We’ll be presenting the results of our survey in a special feature – ‘The F Word’ – in the next issue of Idealog. In the lead up to that, we’re asking Kiwi high-fliers and heavy-hitters about what failure means to them, what they’ve learned, and what ‘mistakes’ they’re most proud of.