When Jack Dorsey Met Fred Wilson, And Other Twitter Tales

Long before he founded Twitter, Jack Dorsey came to NYC to work for us at the company I co-founded, Dispatch Management Services Corporation (DMSC).

The following excerpt appeared in TechCrunch. It is from Mastering The VC Game, …
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A Decadent Hot Chocolate. Yum!

Marta Valongueiro is our superb Office & Event Coordinator in Sydney. Here is her posting following the successful event ChocoLate@Nite: “LC Sydney events are created, planned and executed thinking of you! The sole purpose of each and every event we …
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Featured in’s ‘Silicon Success stories’ – Such an Honor!

I have been lucky enough, now, to be picked among a group of fellow Kiwis to be the lead-off in a feature story in, about Silicon Valley’s crop of New Zealander success stories – it …
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Linda Jenkinson – Bravely Exploring the New World

Women in Focus is a very active women’s networking organization in Australia. This past summer, at their annual conference, I had the pleasure of being their guest at their “Entrepreneur’s Breakfast” in Sydney, where members get to meet successful women …
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New Zealand Master Entrepreneur of the Year!

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. I was extremely honored to be nominated and indeed to be selected New Zealand’s 2011 Joint Winner in the Master Entrepreneur Category.

It was …
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Southern Swan Horiz

Sydney Staff is Always Ready to Party

I love the LesConcierges team in our Sydney office.  It seems every time I’m there we have something new to celebrate.  Last week it was seven months in business.  There are 57 of us and we speak eight languages: English, …
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Carpe Diem

One of the key elements in being a successful entrepreneur is recognizing a market trend and seizing the moment.  In 2000, I realized that with the Baby Boom generation reaching 60, a well conceived concierge-service company would be ideally positioned …
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I was the first Kiwi woman to take my company public on NASDAQ

The IPO, or How I took my Company Public and Learned to Smoke Cigars

I had heard what a rush it is to take your company public, but until we did it with DMS I didn’t realize just how intense the process was.  A mansion on Kingspoint on Long Island that became our war …
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Lecturing at Cambridge's Judge Business School

Enshrined at Harvard and Stanford

Both of the last two businesses I started have become business school case studies.

DMS at Harvard Business School and LesConcierges at Stanford Graduate School of Business.  I’ve also been invited to present these cases at Cambridge University in the …
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