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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.
Bold UK spinoff for Kiwi beauty software company
‘Powered by Flossie’ follows seven years of strategic positioning and $6million in seed funding.
AWS programme to boost EdTech innovation
AWS EdStart provides promotional credits, customised training, marketing opportunities, mentorship, and technical support to EdTech startups.
NZ entrepreneur launches app to make travel easier
The web app streamlines flight and hotel bookings by keeping an organisation’s passenger details on the one platform.
Healthy home tech startup gains investor interest
Initiatives related to the sustainability of our planet are gaining great traction - and for good reason.
Study finds many NZ business websites to be slow and self-obsessed
A new study has found at least 80 percent of New Zealand business websites are slow, generic, and verging on being narcissistic.
Edtech firm Kami raises $1.5m
New Zealand edtech startup Kami has raised $1.5 million to help take the company to North America and beyond.
Startup launches online marketplace for lending items in AU
Think TradeMe, eBay, Amazon, except instead of buying products, you’re renting spare items from everyday consumers.
Vehicle security startup Trillium recognised by innovation platform
Trillium's global research and development centres develop cybersecurity solutions for vehicle fleets.
10 innovative Christchurch start-ups profiting from govt scheme
Delivered by ChristchurchNZ, 10 promising start-ups were granted an intense 12-week mentoring course to help them get a leg up.