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The Kiwi company driving commercial drone tech growth
“We have several high profile commercial projects underway and we’re confident we will have some exciting news to impart to the market next year.”
05 Nov 18
Fintech startup Hnry extends oversubscribed pre-seed capital raise
Wellington-based fintech startup Hnry’s pre-seed capital raise was so popular that it was oversubscribed by $100,000 within days of launch.
08 Oct 18
CrowdStrike expands global partner footprint
CrowdStrike also announced an expansion of its relationship with Dragos, launching a joint Incident Response (IR) retainer offering.
08 Aug 18
JASK raises $25mil in Series B financing to advance security operations beyond SIEM
The company will continue its focus on platform development, increase hiring in all departments and expand global sales channels.
03 Jul 18
Kiwi AI breast cancer detection solution raises $AU20 million
Wellington-based breast cancer detection firm Volpara Enterprise raises $AU20 million for US expansion
05 Jun 18
NZ’s early stage tech companies bolstered by rising investments - report
Technology Investment Network (TIN) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have launched their third annual investor report.
30 May 18
Record $86m pouring into NZ’s early stage investments
NZVCA estimates that there were over 25 domestic and international funds active in early-stage venture in New Zealand during 2017.
09 Apr 18
Kiwi startup raises over $1M to protect transfer of personal information
FileInvite streamlines the process of requesting, receiving and storing personal information without the need to use email.
27 Mar 18
Callaghan Innovation awards R&D grant to AI startup
Ambit is conceivably one of the youngest companies to receive the grant at ten months old.
07 Mar 18
NZ’s first social impact investment fund goes live
Investments will focus on expansion opportunities in sectors such as sustainable food production, agriculture technology, healthcare, clean energy.
09 Feb 18
Kiwi robotics company expands to Europe after raising $6.4mil
Invert Robotics provides non-destructive inspection services using mobile climbing robots.
01 Feb 18
PledgeMe announces new crowdlending-inspired platform in the works
"We believe our crowdlending platform could be used to democratise capital, if we tweaked it."
26 Jan 18
NZ startup CodeLingo secures $540k funding from Australian VCs
CodeLingo is a platform which enables users to scale end-to-end software development processes that improve code quality.
19 Jan 18
Startup making Bitcoin accessible to NZers raises $400k
The startup plans to use the funding to continue driving growth in New Zealand while also expanding into the UK market.
08 Nov 17
Radical generosity funding model supports female-led companies
New Zealand is the first country outside North America to introduce SheEO.
18 Oct 17
Urban farm raising capital with ‘Broccoli bonds’ on PledgeMe for social good
The innovative offer provides a financial return to their crowd, but can in part be repaid with produce.
10 Oct 17
Ethique raises half a million dollars in less than a day
Ethique was published for only 90 minutes to the public before it hit the maximum goal.
02 Oct 17
Social enterprise Ethique launches second equity crowdfunding campaign
Ethique is expecting to raise a minimum of $350,000, and up to $500,000.
25 Sep 17
Kiwi startup developing prospective musicians through gamification
New Zealand tech startup Melodics has raised US$1.2m in seed capital to take its instrument learning software to more aspiring musicians.
18 Sep 17
Medical record software startup raises over $500,000 through PledgeMe
Noted hit their maximum goal of its private equity crowdfunding campaign $500,000 in less than two weeks after launching its campaign.
14 Sep 17
Fintech startup attracts record investment at Flux Accelerator Demo Day
Genoapay allows ten weekly payments at no cost for the services like automotive, dental and vets which people need.
23 Aug 17
AI data scientist startup secures AU$16m in Series-A funding
The capital raised will be invested directly into the expansion of Hyper Anna’s operations to international markets that include Asia and the US.
23 Aug 17
Aussie small business lending platform secures AU$5million in Series-A funding
TruePillars’ allows multiple investors to fund small business loans of their choice with a minimum commitment of just AU$50 per loan.
16 Aug 17
Kiwi startup DROPIT raising US$5m to disrupt US sports sponsorship market
DROPIT is an adrenaline-pumping, interactive, fan engagement app which auctions off premium items and experiences at live sports events.
15 Aug 17