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Putting the 'suck' in success, or how raising $5.5m over 12 rounds of funding in five years nearly killed me

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Putting the 'suck' in success, or how raising $5.5m over 12 rounds of funding in five years nearly killed me

Flossie founder, winner of the 2016 Most Inspiring Individual at NZ Innovation Awards and all-round inspirational New Zealand businesswoman Jenene Crossan was coached by her first investor to never let weakness show, and for 18 years she believed that to be true. However, when she found herself reaching breaking point in one of the most stressful points of her founder career, she decided she needed to restructure her idea of what 'success' looks like. Here, Crossan shares her journey.

Innovation Heroes

As part of the New Zealand Innovation Council’s new video series, Innovation Heroes - Show and Tell, which will focus on eight specific elements required to achieve successful business growth, some of Aotearoa’s best-known innovators share their stories of innovation and inspiration.

Year in Review 2016, brought to you by Kiwibank

In the latest edition of our series asking some of Aotearoa's best-known businesspeople and visionaries to take a step back and offer their insights on how the past year has gone and how the future might unfold, we chat with Flossie founder and 2016 New Zealand Innovation Awards Most Inspiring Individual winner Jenene Crossan.

Beauty and health deals website Flossie.com has secured an undisclosed amount of capital in a funding round led by Mike Carden and Pete Weaver, formerly of Sonar6. The two have been appointed directors of the startup as a part of Flossie's second funding round, which closed on 1 December.