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Kiwi Startup Spotlight: Mevo's carshare service makes EVs accessible
The private car is typically the second-largest purchase people make - but the average car is used less than 4% of the time.
DIGMYIDEA Maori Innovation Challenge launches
The DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge is now open, with the competition calling on budding Māori digital entrepreneurs to put their ideas forward.
E-bike developer receives $25,000 boost from KiwiNet
Massey University researcher Matthew Miller has received a $25,000 boost to develop e-bike feedback sensors.
Kiwi company chosen for women-only Aus tech accelerator
RIP Global is a cloud-based expense reporting and bookkeeping solution.
New social media platform connects youth workforce with businesses
Vodafone and Youthline are among the first organisations to partner with the platform for launch.
BizDojo co-founder Nick Shewring departs
Shewring started BizDojo with co-founder Jonah Merchant eight years ago, popularising and scaling the concept of coworking spaces.
Rocket Lab engineer launches Kiwi ecommerce site
The site hopes to topple the monopoly TradeMe currently has on the market.
New entrant to UK colocation market declares data centre open
UK startup IP House has officially opened its doors for business with a high-spec data centre located on the fringes of London's financial district.
Kiwi startup raises over $1M to protect transfer of personal information
FileInvite streamlines the process of requesting, receiving and storing personal information without the need to use email.
Kiwi startup DROPIT’s live auctions to feature at Formula One Grand Prix
DROPIT is an interactive, fan engagement app connecting sponsors and teams with their fans during drop auctions.
Ilumony founders launch NZ cryptocurrency investment platform
The new platform, called Invsta, is in pre-beta testing and will be live to the general public later this year.
Alibaba Cloud opens first data center in Indonesia with big plans for local startups
The new data center is a part of Alibaba Cloud’s initiative of supporting the Indonesian Government in creating 1000 startups by 2020.
Kiwi Startup Spotlight: Putting data back into consumer’s hands with blockchain
Right now, four big internet companies are using personal data to make huge profits - they also use their power to shut down the competition.
Kiwi AI company’s digital human being tested at UK bank
While NatWest will only deploy Soul Machines’ technology if it successfully completes a pilot, it could be used to help free up time human advisors.
Startup uses chatbot to simplify global digital marketing
MemePR’s marketing platform uses artificial intelligence to connect working partners from all around the world with those in need of marketing service
Co-working provider BizDojo acquired by European platform IWG
International company IWG is the owner of workspace companies including Regus, Spaces, No18 and Basepoint.
Aus startup launches tool to identify employee potential
Mindspace uses AI and neuroscience to understand human thinking.
UPDATED: ATEED in talks with BizDojo Auckland liquidators to discuss recoveries
The liquidator first report states that BizDojo Auckland Ltd has not been able to provide a balance sheet and does not own any assets.
SheStarts alumni discuss wins and challenges post-accelerator
“One of the benefits of being in an accelerator program is that even once you finish the formal process, you’re not evicted.”
Digital guestbook startup raises $1mil in capital after hitting $1mil revenue mark
SwipedOn’s CEO says the two recent milestones would position the company for a high-growth phase of aggressive development.
Former ATEED CEO joins IoT startup Wine Grenade’s board
Founded in 2014, the company is now selling devices to winemakers in eight countries and is building out its distributor network.
Exclusive interview: Chatbot 101 with Tim McNamara, founder of The Hut34 Project
“We are not building chatbots, we’re building the bridge between chatbots.”
Rocket Lab deploys NZ-built and designed satellite into orbit
The Humanity Star will orbit the Earth for approximately 9 months before its orbit starts to decay and it's pulled back into Earth’s gravity.
Rocket Lab’s test flight reaches orbit and deploys payloads
Rocket Lab currently has five Electron vehicles in production, with the next launch expected to take place in early 2018.