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Spark Foundation puts Givealittle up for sale
Spark New Zealand’s charitable arm ‘Spark Foundation’ is eyeing up the sale of popular Kiwi not-for-profit crowdfunding platform Givealittle.
Safety solutions startup wins ‘radical generosity’ funding
Guardian Angel Security was one of five New Zealand businesses selected by 500 women (SheEO Activators) who contributed $1100 each.
Tā Koha: The new crowdfunding programme for Māori businesses
Tā Koha will support Māori business and social ventures that wish to use ‘crowd power’ or whanau supporters to fund the kaupapa they care about most.
PledgeMe raises $500,000 in just four days - so what are its plans?
“If our goal is to make equity crowdfunding equitable, we need to focus on companies and their founders, and also the wider investor community."
Wellington tech companies benefit from record levels of early-stage investment
The rising investment in the New Zealand technology sector is supposedly a reflection of its strong performance globally.
This camera’s easy installation is revolutionising security
The LightCam easily twists into any light socket with no wires, batteries, or mandatory monthly fees.
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.
Social enterprise Ethique launches second equity crowdfunding campaign
Ethique is expecting to raise a minimum of $350,000, and up to $500,000.
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.
PledgeMe to explore Australian market as equity crowdfunding legislation changes
PledgeMe has received a spot in the HotDesQ programme run by the Queensland government and will be setting up in Brisbane.
Six finalists announced for Wellington Low Carbon Challenge
Entrants with an ability to make some real impact on waste, transport, or energy were the ones who stood out.
Kiwi startup launches crowdfunding campaign to fund next stage of growth
Auckland-based social enterprise The Module Project have made major inroads with their long-lasting and upgradeable mobile wireless speaker, Decibel.
Christchurch couple launch Kickstarter to make South Island’s first cat café a reality
Husband and wife team Alyssa O’Connor and Nate Ball have raised $13,000 towards the $25,000 they need to get the cafe off the ground.
Kiwi team successfully crowdfunds as-a-service global tracking device
The magpie service includes an app and a free GPS device that is one of the smallest and smartest on the market.
Kiwi company crowdfunding to expand “airbnb of cars”
MyCarYourRental is hoping to raise up to $800,000 to market and grow their car-sharing community.
Kiwi payroll company turns to crowdfunding ahead of IRD changes
“I truly believe their model is the future of business.”
Weta Workshop’s kickstarter goes off with a bang
“In this world, consumerism is king…it’s not that different from our world today. That’s what we wanted to make fun of.”
Desperately seeking funding: Youth life skills programme turns to crowdfunding
“Generous support on our crowdfunding page would help us to take our much needed programme to lots more young people."
The momentum of equity crowdfunding in NZ
The New Zealand government has been an early mover in enabling regulation for equity-based alternative finance activities.
New crowdfunding platform to help Kiwi SMEs catch the eyes of Chinese investors
“There are some excellent investment opportunities in New Zealand’s SME market. The problem is many Chinese investors are unaware of them."
New equity crowdfunding player brings more opportunities for Kiwi startups
"What these companies need as much as the capital is exposure and support – the expertise and connections that the capital can help deliver."
Exclusive: The secrets behind how crowdfunding can transform your startup
I’d argue that it’s also a more competitive market – with so many projects to choose from, the more persuasive ones are the ones that will survive."
Thought-Wired is crowdfunding the way to innovative thought-sensing tech
Some of the most innovative ideas come from crowdfunded platforms & Thought-Wired's mission to commercialise their thought-sensing software is strong.
Crowdfunding crucial to Tech Valley growth, researcher says
A researcher from The Open Polytechnic released a statement saying that NZ's Technology Valley will need to depend on crowdfunding for future growth.