Live Chat Reply: Derek Handley

Derek Handley. Photo / NZ Herald
Derek Handley. Photo / NZ Herald

We hosted a live chat with NZ Tech entreprenuer Derek Handley.

See the replay below:

New York-based Handley - behind mobile marketing business The Hyperfactory and, more recently, NZAX-listed Snakk Media - recently launched a campaign asking for New Zealand's "best and brightest" to apply to work with him as a "chief operator" in this country.

See his 'help wanted' advertisement here:


Here's some words from Handley himself:

In December 2011, I donated a year of my life to work with Sir Richard Branson to create what is now The B Team - a global leadership initiative on a mission to catalyse a better way of doing business for the wellbeing of people and the planet.

Now as Entrepreneur in Residence there, I am tasked with designing a groundbreaking new venture that sets new benchmarks in how an idea can best impact people and our planet, at the same time as making money in an innovative and exciting way.

As an entrepreneur, author and investor I'm embedding this vision of people, planet and profit into everything I do.

I also carry this with me as an Adjunct Executive Professor at AUT University, Chair and Co-Founder of NZX-listed B-Corp Snakk Media, Board Director at Sky Television, founder of late-;stage technology investment fund Iliad, New Zealand Arts Foundation Trustee, and an Astronaut-in-Waiting at Virgin Galactic.

- NZ Herald

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