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Angel investors seek positive impact, warns of startup overvaluations
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Angel Investment Network's 2024 survey reveals that Angel investors' motivations shift towards positive impact over financial gain, highlighting new trends and potential pitfalls for start-ups.
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IWD 2024: Funding - The key to empowering female entrepreneurs in the UK
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As mere 2p in every £1 invested in early-stage UK businesses goes to women, the IWD 2024 focus is on addressing the disparity in funding for female entrepreneurs.
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Power Trip’s 'Game Plan' to accelerate NZ's switch to EVs
Thu, 21st Dec 2023
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cartech
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evs
Power Trip's 'Game Plan' app, aiming to expedite New Zealand's switch to electric vehicle fleets, provides advanced analytical tools.
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HSBC & East Village join forces for Birmingham Tech Week
Tue, 10th Oct 2023
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HSBC and East Village team up for Birmingham Tech Week to support female founders in navigating the funding landscape.
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Weekday secures $2.2m funding, tackles gap in hiring tech teams
Fri, 25th Aug 2023
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recruitment
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employment
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linkedin
Weekday says it promises to do what LinkedIn should have been for recruiters with its peer-group references platform.
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Toqio announces Gabriel de Montessus as new Chairman
Fri, 31st Mar 2023
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funding
Fintech SaaS provider Toqio announces Group President Gabriel de Montessus as new Chairman to aid their mission of embedding finace in apps.
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Devicie secures AU$14 million in latest funding round
Tue, 30th Aug 2022
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mobility
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Devicie, the secure end-user device management Australian software company, announced that it has raised $14 million AUD in a Series A round.
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Kiwi tech founder pitching VR health tech startup at SXSW
Thu, 3rd Mar 2022
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Christchurch-based tech founder Adam Hutchinson has been selected to pitch oVRcome at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas.
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AI construction management platform BuildAi secures $1.9 million in seed funding
Thu, 14th Oct 2021
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construction
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BuildAi has secured $1.9 million in its latest seed funding round as the industry scrambles to find viable solutions to adapt to COVID-19 lockdowns.
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Commerce logistics firm Locad raises $5m to support APAC expansion
Wed, 7th Jul 2021
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inventory management systems
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funding
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shopping
Singapore-based eCommerce logistics integrator, Locad, has raised $4.9m in a funding round led by Sequoia Capital India's Surge.
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Amazon announces $400,000 worth of grant packages for Australian startups and SMBs
Wed, 8th Jul 2020
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amazon
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Amazon Australia has introduced the Amazon Launchpad Innovation Grants to recognize innovation by Australian startups and SMBs.
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Muso wants to take live music to all corners of Australia
Tue, 5th Nov 2019
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digital marketplace
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online bookings
An Australian company called Muso is on a mission to rejuvenate the country’s music scene and create as much live music in as many locations as possible.
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'Money men' failing Kiwi businesswomen, says Beany founder & CEO
Wed, 30th Oct 2019
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Lack of investor support for female-led companies in NZ is alarming, says Beany CEO. Angel investors are crucial.
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Mimicry Tech the first Southland team in Mahuki innovation accelerator
Thu, 23rd Aug 2018
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Invercargill-based startup, Mimicry Tech, is bringing machine learning to regional museums with help from New Zealand's national museum, Te Papa.
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LaunchVic Australia seeks next generation of local & international angels
Thu, 9th Aug 2018
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investment
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The Australian state of Victoria is on a serious mission to find its next generation of startup angel and venture capital investors.
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Wellington tech companies benefit from record levels of early-stage investment
Fri, 6th Jul 2018
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wellington
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business
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crowdfunding
The rising investment in the New Zealand technology sector is supposedly a reflection of its strong performance globally.
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NZ’s early stage tech companies bolstered by rising investments - report
Wed, 30th May 2018
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business
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technology investment network
Technology Investment Network (TIN) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have launched their third annual investor report.
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New report details rising international investment in NZ tech companies
Fri, 25th May 2018
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it industry
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investment
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The annual investor guide is jointly published by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Technology Investment Network (TIN).
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Moment of truth for fintech accelerator participants
Tue, 15th May 2018
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fintech
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creative technologies
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creative hq
New Zealand's fintech sector is maturing rapidly, with the Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator highlighting global potential.
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Record $86m pouring into NZ’s early stage investments
Mon, 9th Apr 2018
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angel investments
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capital raising
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pwc
NZVCA estimates that there were over 25 domestic and international funds active in early-stage venture in New Zealand during 2017.
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Excelero receives $30 million worth of investments
Wed, 8th Nov 2017
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colocation
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excelero
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qualcomm
Excelero nets a hefty £30M investment led by Qualcomm Ventures to bolster its push for hyperscale data center supremacy.
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Interview: How to grow a cybersecurity firm from the ground up
Thu, 26th Oct 2017
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compliance
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apac expansion
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risk intelligence & compliance
Paterson shares keys to scaling a global cybersecurity firm from scratch.
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Changes to Govt startup investment fund welcomed by angel investors
Mon, 21st Aug 2017
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angel investments
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entrepreneurship
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nz government
Changes include raising the investment cap in companies to $1.5 million and removing the $250,000 funding round limit.
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New business programme focuses on alternate model to scale startups
Mon, 31st Jul 2017
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accelerator
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massey university
Rather than the traditional get-investment-ready approach, the Sprint Launch programme will instead focus on early revenue and customer acquisition.