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Nitro to acquire Belgian eSign company Connective for AU$110m
Thu, 11th Nov 2021
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mergers and acquisitions
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esignature
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capital raising
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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TradeWindow successfully raises $15M, continues to pursue APAC growth
Tue, 28th Sep 2021
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trade
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capital raising
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digital trade
"We believe there is potential for a steep uptake of digital solutions as Australasia’s largest exporters wean off out-of-date paper systems and on to digital solutions."
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Remi AI completes external capital raise, looks to accelerate growth
Thu, 3rd Jun 2021
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ai
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inventory management systems
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capital raising
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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6clicks raises A$5 million, sets sights on global expansion
Tue, 2nd Feb 2021
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ai
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investment
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capital raising
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 researchers uncover how to steal $1 million by email
Mon, 9th Dec 2019
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investment
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capital raising
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venture capital
A series of spoofed emails enabled a Hong Kong-based hacker to make off with a million dollars.
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Rubicon invests in inventory management software Cin7
Fri, 18th Oct 2019
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pos
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inventory management systems
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investment
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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Fintech startup Hnry raises $2.15 million in investment round
Thu, 26th Sep 2019
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fintech
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it automation
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investment
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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Application shielding startup RedShield raises $14m
Tue, 17th Sep 2019
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startup
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new zealand business
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redshield
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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ASB invests in blockchain-based trade provenance solution
Mon, 12th Aug 2019
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blockchain
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investment
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asb
The ASB bank funding grant fast-tracks the launch of the company focusing on a blockchain trading product.
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Regtech company Kyckr raises $5.2 million in share placement
Thu, 1st Aug 2019
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regtech
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capital raising
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kyckr
The proceeds from the Placement will be used to accelerate the Company’s global commercialisation activities.
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Safety solutions startup wins ‘radical generosity’ funding
Thu, 18th Apr 2019
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crowdfunding
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ecentre
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capital raising
Guardian Angel Security was one of five New Zealand businesses selected by 500 women (SheEO Activators) who contributed $1100 each.
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Identity protection company Obsidian raises $20mil
Fri, 1st Mar 2019
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Investor Wing led the Series B with participation from GV and Series A investor Greylock Partners.
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The Kiwi company driving commercial drone tech growth
Mon, 5th Nov 2018
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drones
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appointments
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partnerships
“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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Fintech startup Hnry extends oversubscribed pre-seed capital raise
Mon, 8th Oct 2018
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fintech
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capital raising
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hnry
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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CrowdStrike expands global partner footprint
Wed, 8th Aug 2018
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endpoint protection
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ai
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partner programmes
CrowdStrike also announced an expansion of its relationship with Dragos, launching a joint Incident Response (IR) retainer offering.
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JASK raises $25mil in Series B financing to advance security operations beyond SIEM
Tue, 3rd Jul 2018
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siem
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soc
The company will continue its focus on platform development, increase hiring in all departments and expand global sales channels.
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Kiwi AI breast cancer detection solution raises $AU20 million
Tue, 5th Jun 2018
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ai
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it in healthcare
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new zealand business
Wellington-based breast cancer detection firm Volpara Enterprise raises $AU20 million for US expansion
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NZ’s early stage tech companies bolstered by rising investments - report
Wed, 30th May 2018
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technology investment network
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mbie
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investment
Technology Investment Network (TIN) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) have launched their third annual investor report.
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Record $86m pouring into NZ’s early stage investments
Mon, 9th Apr 2018
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pwc
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angel investments
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capital raising
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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Kiwi startup raises over $1M to protect transfer of personal information
Tue, 27th Mar 2018
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startup
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new zealand business
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capital raising
FileInvite streamlines the process of requesting, receiving and storing personal information without the need to use email.
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Callaghan Innovation awards R&D grant to AI startup
Wed, 7th Mar 2018
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ml
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martech
Ambit is conceivably one of the youngest companies to receive the grant at ten months old.
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NZ’s first social impact investment fund goes live
Fri, 9th Feb 2018
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social enterprise
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akina
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capital raising
Investments will focus on expansion opportunities in sectors such as sustainable food production, agriculture technology, healthcare, clean energy.
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Kiwi robotics company expands to Europe after raising $6.4mil
Thu, 1st Feb 2018
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new zealand business
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robot
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capital raising
Invert Robotics provides non-destructive inspection services using mobile climbing robots.
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PledgeMe announces new crowdlending-inspired platform in the works
Fri, 26th Jan 2018
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pledgeme
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capital raising
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crowdlending
"We believe our crowdlending platform could be used to democratise capital, if we tweaked it."
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