Kaila Colbin is an entrepreneur and connector, and loves to see ideas turned into action. She is a co-founder and trustee of the nonprofit Ministry of Awesome, the Curator of TEDxChristchurch and the founder and director of New Zealand social media consultancy Missing Link. She is also Chairman of the Board of the New York-based Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts, Deputy Chair of CORE Education Ltd, and a member of the Advisory Board for the Christchurch Transitional Architecture Trust. As a regular contributor to the US publication Online Spin, she has developed a reputation for provoking disruptive thinking about the future of the Internet. From 2007 to 2012, Kaila served as Chief Marketing Officer and founder shareholder of MiniMonos.com, a virtual world for kids who love to play and love the planet that she took from zero to over a million registered members worldwide. Kaila’s purpose in life is to be an uplifting presence.
When did you join Felt?
I can’t actually remember! I’ve been following Felt for years – I’ve known Lucy since our very first TEDxChristchurch event in 2010. And have been admiring Felt since then. I think I only formally joined the advisory board this year.
Why did you join Felt?
I think Felt has incredible potential, not only as a business, but as a platform for helping people achieve satisfaction and reward from meaningful work, helping people contribute to the local economy, and helping bring more beauty and care into the world.
How will this investment help?
Despite being driven by individual local transactions, a platform like Felt works best when it has a certain level of scale — when buyers know they can find what they want and sellers know they can find a buyer. This investment will help Felt get to a scale where it can be even more useful to both buyers and sellers.
Join us! Felt is a fabulous website with a fabulous company behind it, led by a fabulous team.