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Government invests $300m in nation's space sector, sets up first agency
“Space technologies are not just about taking people to the moon."
NZ Super Fund invests US$65m in American cloud company
Following the Rubicon investment, around 2% of the NZ Super Fund is invested in expansion capital investments.
NZ Bitcoin savings platform expands to include Ethereum
The New Zealand Bitcoin savings platform that has helped close to 5,000 Kiwis save $7million worth of Bitcoin since 2014.
NZ crypto platform startup aiming to raise $1million
The company will use the money to grow its New Zealand user base before setting its sights on international expansion to markets such as Singapore.
Perth-headquartered telco Vonex to be listed on the ASX
According to Vonex, the ASX confirmed they would admit the company subject to the satisfaction of certain “largely procedural” conditions.
StatusToday’s Ankur Modi on what drove him to build a business
Ankur Modi left a prestigious job at Microsoft to found StatusToday, a cybersecurity company that has pushed Modi into Forbes' 30 under 30 in tech.
HPE acquires RedPixie AND invests in UK-based startup
Both companies are based in the UK and fall into HPE's global expansion plan, with one for cloud consulting and the other for wireless connectivity.
Former Dimension Data boss joins Gather Online after investing $1 million
Dawson will be joining the Gather Online’s board of directors as chairman, working at the company’s Sydney-based headquarters.
Talend unveils new support features for global partner program
Talend announced that it will continue its investment in its global partner program, including pre-sales and sales enablement support.
Google’s new investment in Dutch data centre brings total to €1.5b
Google is investing a further €500m into its Dutch data centre that ran on 100% renewable energy from day 1 to further expand the facility.
Exclusive Interview: The City of Newcastle on smart city investment
Deputy Lord Mayor of Newcastle Declan Clausen talks about how the city is investing in smart city technology.
Hydro66 boosts data centre expansion plans with Canadian investment
The Swedish colocation data centre company says it will be using the investment from the Canadian crypto mining company to aid its build out to 40 MW.
Clique plans to invest $10 million in the Australian market
Clique, a voice API technology company, launched its operations in Australia, with plans to invest over $10 million...
IDC: Aussie businesses to bolster analytics investment in 2018
They say the increased investment is driven by a need more effectively utilise the data that has been captured and maintained.
Global fintech investment growing - report
Venture capital investments in fintech suggest that the gradual increase witnessed since 2014 has now shown a spurt in 2017.
$7 million investment boost for Kiwi SaaS company
Globally, we estimate there are over 5 million wholesaler-distributors and manufacturers that Unleashed could be the ‘system of record’ for.
Investment in Nordic data centre sector surpasses US$3b
New research from BroadGroup shows the data centre sector in the Nordic region continues its growth in leaps and bounds.
Global IT spend to increase to $3.7 trillion in 2018 - Gartner
The research and analysis company says communications services continue to drive the majority of spending.
Socially responsible investments made available on Sharesies
Managed funds usually have a $5,000 buy-in, but Sharesies members will have access to these funds with $5.
Akina Foundation launches Impact Investment Report
The Impact Investment report provides the rationale for impact investing in New Zealand.
Intel invests US$1billion in AI to "make the impossible possible”
Intel says it is deeply committed to unlocking the promise of AI.
Kiwi startup developing prospective musicians through gamification
New Zealand tech startup Melodics has raised US$1.2m in seed capital to take its instrument learning software to more aspiring musicians.
Former SpaceX employee accelerating NZ companies solving the world’s problems
Scott Nolan looks for founders with a unique view of the world, deep internal motivation, and a level of rigour driven by their own expectations.
Launch Taranaki and NZVIF to invest in local startups
The partnership with NZVIF’s Seed Co-Investment Fund – or SCIF - will bring more investment into innovative companies in the Taranaki region.