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“Genetically engineering” web start-ups to overcome gaps

“Genetically engineering” web start-ups one way to overcome gaps in the Kiwi ecosystem

By Peter Kerr for sticK

(sticK - 30 August 2011 ) We may be inventive and entrepreneurial, but it doesn’t mean that New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem is as optimized as it could be to develop ideas to living, breathing businesses.

From an IT point of view, Wellingtonian American Dave Moskovitz thinks we can do a lot more to get good internet initiatives cranking quickly.

As chairman of seed investor/incubator WebFund, Moskovitz is more aware than most that while there are strong points in the start up ecosystem, there’s also gaps.

Moskovitz (as befits a man also deeply interested in linguistics) isn’t short of a pithy analogy.

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