The daily for New Zealand’s Startups

Introducing Caffeine

The content & community platform for New Zealand’s startup ecosystem, created with founders for founders.

Our mission is to be the way our community connects and shares - to accelerate Aotearoa New Zealand toward outperforming the world at creating, scaling, and exiting extraordinary startups. We see a future where our founders are far better connected and networked – to each other, those who can help them, and their peers around the world.

We will be launching soon – so please leave your details and we’ll keep you up to date.

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Our team

Julie Gill


  • Managing Director of IDG (world's leading technology media, events and research company)
  • Publisher of Unlimited Mag
  • General Manager of Fairfax’s NZ Business division
  • Most recently Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer at NZTech

James Hurman


  • Founding Partner of Previously Unavailable
  • Co-founder of, investor in and advisor to multiple successful NZ startups
  • Career in advertising, design and innovation
  • Previously Unavailable will lead brand strategy, design and platform tech build

Fiona Rotherham


  • NBR - Online Co-Editor & Senior Journalist
  • BusinessDesk - Senior Journalist  
  • Stuff - Head of Business News
  • The Independent – Editor
  • Unlimited Magazine - Editor

Rebecca Bellan

Contributor & Advisor

  • Reporter at TechCrunch
  • Experience writing about technology, business, cities, culture.
  • Work featured in Bloomberg, i-D, The Atlantic, City Monitor, and more

Caitlin Sykes


  • Freelance  business writer and editor; NZ Listener contributor
  • NZ Herald (small business editor)
  • Unlimited magazine (deputy editor)