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Revealed: Global trends in technology investment
The US and China see total investment values drop year-on-year, but the UK records a rise in investment into British tech companies.
Singapore security firm Right-Hand scores $1.4m seed funding
Right-Hand states that the seed round funds will be used to boost the company’s product roadmap development.
Data center construction looks towards liquid cooling power
Key trends in data center construction include efforts to reduce power consumption and carbon emissions, improve operations, and the deployment of liquid cooling to support AI and big data analytics.
Google Cloud to invest $10b in US presence in 2020
Google will invest more than $10 billion in its United States offices and data centers in 2020, Google CEO Sundar Pinchai declared last week.
NZ software company set to go global after securing $3.65 million
LawVu plans to set up offices in Australia and the US, as well as leverage business opportunities in other overseas markets.
Snowflake valuation skyrockets to $12.4 billion following strategic partnership with Salesforce
Cloud data platform Snowflake has announced additional growth funding to the tune of USD$479 million, co-led by new investors Dragoneer Investment Group and Salesforce Ventures.
Aussie sports startup announces aim to raise $750K
The company states it is seeking capital from investors to increase staff numbers and to round out its current platform suite which will enable the company to deliver a turnkey solution to sporting organisations across the globe.
How to steal $1 million by email: Check Point researchers detail million-dollar fraud against Chinese VC firm
A series of spoofed emails enabled a Hong Kong-based hacker to make off with a million dollars.
Philippines becoming key location for ICT investment
The Philippine Board of Investments (BOI) has noted a surge in approved foreign investments into the country, which will boost the Philippines economy over the next two to three years.
Kiwis adopting great savings habits but overestimating returns
As people get older, they are more likely to consider putting any savings into term deposits, rising from 28% of those under 30, to 57% of 50-64-year-olds, and 65% of those 65-plus.
Trust essential to business-driven SD-WAN deployment
Navigating the options for SD-WAN can be a bit like walking through a minefield of unknowns.
NetDragon raises $150m to expand China education sector
The proceeds from the investment will be used to support product development and growth strategies, as well as to fund potential acquisitions and investments in the education sector.
Big data, security are key investment areas for pharma industry
The pharmaceutical industry is looking towards big data, blockchain, cloud computing and cybersecurity as its four major investment areas.
NZ’s TIN200 top tech companies on a $12b winning streak
New Zealand’s 200 largest tech export companies by revenue (TIN200) exceeded more than $12 billion in revenue and more than $8 billion in export earnings.
Kiwi fintech startup looks to expand following investment success
Hnry have expanded their office space in Wellington as they look to further invest into technology, bring more value to customers, hire more staff and begin trials to expand into overseas markets.
'Money men' failing Kiwi businesswomen, says Beany founder & CEO
"If Beany's experience is anything to go by then Kiwi businesswomen are being let down by the money men who've for too long decided which ventures fly and which fail,” de Bievre says.
Rubicon invests in inventory management software Cin7
The funding will be used to accelerate Cin7’s global growth strategy through product innovation, sales expansion and continued investment in customer success.
Hong Kong leads ESG practices with social responsibility index
Hong Kong may well be leading the world in social responsibility, following efforts to create the country’s first listed social responsibility index.
Global fintech investment drops, but APAC deals stand strong
Investors have signalled a shift away from fintech ventures as fundraising and deal activity in China showed a significant slowdown in the first half of 2019.
NZ-based Brave New Coin launches crypto management platform
The cryptocurrency management platform designed to help investors make more informed decisions when purchasing digital assets.
Fintech startup Hnry raises $2.15 million in investment round
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.
Jasper raises $2.3m led by European real estate investment giant
Proptech startup Jasper has raised $2.3 million in a funding round led by pan-European investment and asset management firm M7 Real Estate.
Bad business: Kiwi SMEs not planning ahead
"It is crucial that SME owners are taking the right steps to ensure the financial stability of not only themselves but for New Zealand's economy as well."
CrowdStrike establishes early-stage investment fund with Accel
In partnership with Accel, CrowdStrike will co-invest in security startups that are building applications on the CrowdStrike Falcon platform.