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Cloud
Nitro to acquire Belgian eSign company Connective for AU$110m
November 2021
Nitro will raise AU$140 million to support the purchase, comprising $80 institutional placement and $60 million accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer.
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Capital raising
TradeWindow successfully raises $15M, continues to pursue APAC growth
September 2021
"We believe there is potential for a steep uptake of digital solutions as Australasia’s largest exporters wean off out-of-date paper systems and on to digital solutions."
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Artificial Intelligence
Remi AI completes external capital raise, looks to accelerate growth
June 2021
Remi AI, the AI-powered platform that delivers demand forecasting, inventory management, replenishment and price optimisation, has announced successfully completed its first external capital raise.
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Artificial Intelligence
6clicks raises A$5 million, sets sights on global expansion
February 2021
The funds were raised from a consortium of Australian business leaders including Luke Sayers, founder and executive chairman at Sayers and the former CEO of PwC.
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Check Point Software
Check Point researchers uncover how to steal $1 million by email
December 2019
A series of spoofed emails enabled a Hong Kong-based hacker to make off with a million dollars.
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Inventory management systems
Rubicon invests in inventory management software Cin7
October 2019
The funding will be used to accelerate Cin7’s global growth strategy through product innovation, sales expansion and continued investment in customer success.
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Cloud
Fintech startup Hnry raises $2.15 million in investment round
September 2019
Hnry was designed to make life easier for contractors, freelancers and other independent earners, providing an online service that takes care of their financial admin.
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Startup
Application shielding startup RedShield raises $14m
September 2019
RedShield CEO and co-founder Andy Prow says that taking capital from a New Zealand private equity player was a strategic choice.
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Blockchain
ASB invests in blockchain-based trade provenance solution
August 2019
The ASB bank funding grant fast-tracks the launch of the company focusing on a blockchain trading product.
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Cloud
Regtech company Kyckr raises $5.2 million in share placement
August 2019
The proceeds from the Placement will be used to accelerate the Company’s global commercialisation activities.
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Crowdfunding
Safety solutions startup wins ‘radical generosity’ funding
April 2019
Guardian Angel Security was one of five New Zealand businesses selected by 500 women (SheEO Activators) who contributed $1100 each.
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Machine learning
Identity protection company Obsidian raises $20mil
March 2019
Investor Wing led the Series B with participation from GV and Series A investor Greylock Partners.
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Drones
The Kiwi company driving commercial drone tech growth
November 2018
“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.”
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Cloud
Fintech startup Hnry extends oversubscribed pre-seed capital raise
October 2018
Wellington-based fintech startup Hnry’s pre-seed capital raise was so popular that it was oversubscribed by $100,000 within days of launch.
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Partner Programmes
CrowdStrike expands global partner footprint
August 2018
CrowdStrike also announced an expansion of its relationship with Dragos, launching a joint Incident Response (IR) retainer offering.
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Security Information and Event Management
JASK raises $25mil in Series B financing to advance security operations beyond SIEM
July 2018
The company will continue its focus on platform development, increase hiring in all departments and expand global sales channels.
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Artificial Intelligence
Kiwi AI breast cancer detection solution raises $AU20 million
June 2018
Wellington-based breast cancer detection firm Volpara Enterprise raises $AU20 million for US expansion
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Technology Investment Network
NZ’s early stage tech companies bolstered by rising investments - report
May 2018
Technology Investment Network (TIN) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have launched their third annual investor report.
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PwC
Record $86m pouring into NZ’s early stage investments
April 2018
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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Startup
Kiwi startup raises over $1M to protect transfer of personal information
March 2018
FileInvite streamlines the process of requesting, receiving and storing personal information without the need to use email.
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Machine learning
Callaghan Innovation awards R&D grant to AI startup
March 2018
Ambit is conceivably one of the youngest companies to receive the grant at ten months old.
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Social enterprise
NZ’s first social impact investment fund goes live
February 2018
Investments will focus on expansion opportunities in sectors such as sustainable food production, agriculture technology, healthcare, clean energy.
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New Zealand business
Kiwi robotics company expands to Europe after raising $6.4mil
February 2018
Invert Robotics provides non-destructive inspection services using mobile climbing robots.
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Cloud
PledgeMe announces new crowdlending-inspired platform in the works
January 2018
"We believe our crowdlending platform could be used to democratise capital, if we tweaked it."