LaunchPad Innovation is a "business catalyst" looking to clarify market strategy, help stimulate growth, drive alignment in your business, and work with you to create the required LaunchPad for success.
With the constant and global drive for innovation, the imperative to embrace digital disruption, and the ever shifting "markets of tomorrow" there is simply not enough Executive time or bandwidth to "get going on getting ahead".
We provide Executive Bench Strength to help solve that problem.
Established in 2017
LaunchPad Innovation was "re-launched" in 2017 by Simon Brown to solve this executive resource gap.
Through his own experiences, and those of a carefully selected network of executive talent, the aim is to bring that Executive Bench Strength to you, and your business.
Having spent many years working IN and ON businesses of all sizes, Simon has been helping technology based businesses grow for over 20 years. This new venture builds on the international venture capital, commercialisation and strategic innovation work done in previous years through LaunchPad, which was originally founded in 1997.
Our goal is to assist the growth of the NZ Technology industry, NZInc overall and make a contribution to accelerating the global competitiveness of our amazing technology businesses & Kiwi talent pool.
We want to help you, not be you and offer variable cost capability that truly delivers.
Simon successfully balances strategic foresight and identifying market opportunity with commercial pragmatism and a focus on implementation. He has invested in, worked for and guided the growth of multiple technology based and innovative businesses ranging in size from StartUp to Multinational Corporate.
He co-founded a publicly listed VC firm in NZ and Australia, and also co-founded a commercialisation agency that developed a portfolio of early stage export organisations. More recently he was GM Sales & Marketing at Datamine (a leading ANZ data and analytics consultancy and product developer) and GM Accelerator Services at Callaghan Innovation (an NZ government agency focused on supporting hi-tech businesses and the commercialisation of innovation and R&D).
An internationally proven Leader he has lived & worked in NZ, Australia, the USA and UK, managed both private and public Digital ICT companies and conducted business in 25+ countries around the world.