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New solution helps small businesses get paid anywhere, anytime
A common gripe among start-ups and small businesses is the issue of payment, and this new solution from Westpac hopes to resolve that.
Sole trader, company, or partnership? Get your business structure right first time
“New Zealand business structures have different legal and financial obligations which can affect the ability of a business to evolve or grow."
SAP Venture Studio funds startups solving social issues
The SAP.iO Venture Studio empowers and guides startups that address social needs or environmental concerns.
Kiwi IoT startup expands into USA with exclusive distributor
Wine Grenade’s vision is to provide winemakers with the insights they need to consistently make great wine, year after year.
SaltDNA’s Joe Boyle on the journey to building a cybersecurity business
Looking beyond the need to safely store data, Joe has developed software that enables the secure sharing of information across global teams.
Instillery and Vo2 merge to expand cloud offerings
The merger further fulfils the company’s ability to offer customers hybrid-cloud solutions and core SaaS applications such as Office 365.
Kiwi investment startup Sharesies celebrates one-year milestone
Online investment platform sees 15,410 customers sign up and $15.7milestone invested in 12 months.
Kiwi agritech start-up uses home-grown marketplace to get legal services
The way Kiwis are accessing and using lawyers has changed.
NZ Space Challenge finalists to be announced
“These finalists have delivered exciting concepts that will have an impact on solving navigation issues in the Antarctic.”
Kiwi startups provide IoT solution for boaties using AWS
AWS NZ country manager says cloud is reducing the barriers for Kiwi startups to innovate and make a mark on the global stage.
Fourth iDEAStarter launches to turn fresh ideas into businesses
iDEAStarter is designed to foster young entrepreneurial talent and help them into career pathways.
Kiwi SMB integrates blockchain to verify supply chain
Olivia manufactures milk powder, breakfast cereals, cookies, probiotics and pregnancy powder.
Kiwi startup making it easier for the self-employed to handle taxes
Hnry turns self-employment into a ‘pay-as-you-earn’ model, free from the risk of severe consequences that come with non-compliance.
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.
Tauranga startup signs global deal for robotic apple packers
The deal follows recent investment from Yamaha Motor to accelerate company’s growth.
Mevo teams up with Wellington City Council to be a free-floating car share
Mevo vehicles can now be dropped at any approved Wellington City Council parking space in Mevo’s ‘Home Zone’.
Australia grants first banking license to fintech startup
Restricted licensees can call themselves a “bank” but cannot “actively” conduct business and have two years to become fully licensed.
Kiwi teams make a clean sweep at Microsoft A/NZ innovation competition
Kiwi ingenuity wins hearts and the top three places in the Microsoft Imagine Cup A/NZ finals, beating their Australian counterparts.
Corporate-startup retreat creates playbook for closer collaboration
ZeroPoint Ventures hopes the playbook, over time and with further input, will be broadly adopted by the corporate and startup venture community.
Rocket Lab preparing to launch miniature NASA satellites
The launch will carry research and development payloads from NASA and educational institutions that will conduct a variety of new, on-orbit science.
NZ’s West Coast could become a major tech hub
Technology is supposedly available and embraced in the region and the low cost of living reduces the risk for start-up companies.
Melbourne-headquartered ISV startup secures $US5.5 million in Series A funding round
Bluedot innovation, a location services company, says the funding will allow them to double their headcount in Melbourne and San Francisco.
Aus IoT startup driving efficiency in hospitals with Bluetooth asset tracking
Leash It plans to make the LeashView system available in New Zealand in June.