CEO – Goat Ventures
Shaveer Mirpuri
CEO – Goat Ventures
CEO of Goat Ventures. An early stage technology VC. In 2016, Goat Ventures has taken positions in 7 NZ and US startups spanning IOT, VR, AR, computer vision, online marketplaces, and data/analytics. Goat Ventures is small group of award winning NZ investors and exited entrepreneurs; therefore shifted in 2017 to invest in the future of big business bycreating it. The latest is a $2M co-investment with MinterEllisonRuddWatts (NZ Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards), to jointly form and oversee a new Legal Artificial Intelligence business, where the team includes 6 AI PhDs ex Microsoft, Spark, Xero, PwC, IBM, etc. Also serving on the board of Rush Digital, a team of 50 hi-tech creators executing technology stretches across Oceania and The Americas, for organizations including Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Disney, and ExxonMobil. Previously at Wooga in Germany, a startup turned 300 employees, which raised $24M from major VCs. Engagements include various mentor/advisory roles at the Lightning Lab Accelerator, Vodafone Xone Incubator, addressing Chancellor Angela Merkel on her startup tour of Berlin, and many more.

Sessions:

June 23rd 2017
10:40am - 11.15am
IT’S TIME FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) – BE THERE FIRST
Shaveer Mirpuri, CEO, Goat Ventures
12:15pm - 12.45pm
TECHNOLOGIES THAT WILL DISRUPT THE NEXT DECADE OF BUSINESS IN NEW ZEALAND
Shaveer Mirpuri, CEO – Goat Ventures Jonathan Meichtry, Principal Solutions Architect - Amazon Web Services Jessica Manins, CEO – Blackeye VR Greg Howard, Business Development Manager – Thinxtra