Bruce Sheppard

Naomi Ballantyne ONZM

New Year Honours 2017: Business, local government and the arts

Sat 31 Dec 1

Among new Officers of the NZ Order of Merit are insurance company founder Naomi Ballantyne and Shareholders' Association founder Bruce Sheppard.

Company that a judge called a Vero subsidiary ordered to pay up

Fri 18 Sep

Suncorp subsidiary AAI has been ordered to pay $4.6 million to the receivers of 92 Lichfield.

Liftoff managing director Adam Hunt

New crowdfunder Liftoff fails to fly on first outing with eco-tour business

Thu 3 Sep 6

Liftoff's website confirms the offer has closed but gives no indication of the outcome and an "oops an error" message flashes up when the offer is clicked on.

Liftoff managing director Adam Hunt

Liftoff's first campaign is Rotorua eco-tourism venture

Tue 28 Jul

Bruce Sheppard's new equity crowdfunding platform has launched its first campaign.

NZVIF investment director Chris Twiss

Early stage investment soars amid 'extreme risk'- report

Fri 10 Jul

NZVIF warns at least four in 10 early stage companies fail, and points to its own experience as a lesson.

Bruce Sheppard

New equity crowdfunding site to tackle high valuation problem

Wed 8 Jul 4

Liftoff director Bruce Sheppard says: "Equity crowdfunding is actually being treated as an opportunity to misprice risk."


Calida Smylie talks about Liftoff on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.


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