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"Tinder of real estate" - Kiwi property app launches
A new app designed to connect property sellers with potential buyers has been launched in New Zealand.
New tech startup looks to help lawyers and finance pros
StructureFlow has launched to market, dubbing itself as a tech startup with the mission of helping lawyers and finance professionals visualise complex legal structures and transactions.
Kiwi businesses scramble to adopt automated tracking technology
New Zealand businesses are scrambling to adopt automated tracking technology as alert level restrictions due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis ease and people move around more freely.
Kiwi company launches alternative to contact tracing apps with QR code
An alternative to contact tracing apps has been launchd in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, as New Zealand moves from alert level 3 down to level 2.
How SnapComms, a Kiwi startup, turned an enterprise comms tool into a global powerhouse
SnapComms co-founders Sarah Perry and Chris Leonard saw the problems large enterprises were having with communicating effectively with their workforce, refused to accept the 'that's just how it is' mentality, and went to work to change the way we communicate.
Microsoft partners with Brisbane startup GO1 for Teams integration
"In these times where remote learning has become a necessity for many, we are looking forward to helping organisations to improve ease of access and engagement for learning content."
Kiwi startup announces 2020 launch of rental marketplace app
The app, which will allow New Zealanders to lend and rent everyday items, helps in the effort to halt the increasing trend of throwing things away when not used on a regular basis, and provides a means for the items collecting dust on the shelf to become useful again.
Start-up advances online marketing, boosted by $5M in funding
"The development of a full self-service platform will give our clients an unprecedented level of insight and control over their SEM and SEO efforts, and will ultimately be an incredible game-changer for the industry."
Start-up raises 1M, looks to save enterprises from technical debt
“We are on a mission to help enterprises deliver high-quality SaaS implementations at scale by shining a light on the costly and problematic issue of technical debt."
Chch voicemail-to-text startup eyes global market
The Christchurch-based SaaS company with 2500 active users is looking to expand to Australia, the UK, the USA and Canada by November this year.
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.
Spare space in the car? Kiwis can now make a little money by shipping stuff
Lonelyseat is a new service that connects drivers with people who need parcels or objects shipped around the country.
ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards kicks off with Malaysia round
Running in its fifth year, the Rice Bowl Startup Awards aim to connect and empower the ASEAN Economic Community to power up their local economies with startups and scaleups.
Martech startup with NZ roots marks 10-year milestone
Appreciation Engine changed the way customers interact with the music they love through customer behaviour insights.
Kiwi startups head to San Francisco for TechCrunch Disrupt
The Kiwi startup founders, recent graduates of ecentre’s Sprint Global programme, will join around 10,000 people interested in the startup and technology world at the TechCrunch Disrupt event.
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.
Application shielding startup RedShield raises $14m
RedShield CEO and co-founder Andy Prow says that taking capital from a New Zealand private equity player was a strategic choice.
Startup uses blockchain to democratise music industry
Viberate, a startup based in Slovenia, is utilising data and blockchain to standardise and map the global ecosystem for live music, according to an announcement.
Chch's Ministry of Awesome offers startup exchanges in Australia
Christchurch-based Ministry of Awesome is partnering with The Business Centre in Australia to offer Canterbury startups a connection to New South Wales and the Australian market.
Startup’s ‘super-map’ takes on Google Earth
The startup company is attempting to create a map that will rival Google Earth by providing near real-time global imagery from commercial satellites, aerial cameras and drones.
ASB invests in blockchain-based trade provenance solution
The ASB bank funding grant fast-tracks the launch of the company focusing on a blockchain trading product.
ecentre business incubator showcases NZ’s upcoming startups
Sprint Global, the business incubator hosted by Massey University, selected 11 startups to take on the challenge of ‘going global’.
Startup launches AI-powered music curation service
Dubbed DIY AI, the service allows users to input a link to a song of their choosing, and within approximately 10 seconds Musiio will generate at least eight custom tags, including genre, BPM, key, and mood.
Kiwi company selected for global startup programme
AI software firm Aider has been named as one of 10 startups to take part in Mastercard's Start Path programme.