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Chat Real: The Next Big Thing in Photo Messaging

Chat Real: The Next Big Thing in Photo Messaging

Original Published on Idealog Kiwi-created app Chat Real is ready to take on the photo-messaging world. Could it be the next big thing? Let’s face facts: Snapchat rules the photo-messaging market – for now, at least. But this is where James Burton and Chat Real come in. “Chat Real has been in production for six […]

Why New Zealand is punching above its weight in start-ups

Why New Zealand is punching above its weight in start-ups

The original post was published on the Sydney Morning Herald New Zealand is a magical land of mountains, milk, sheep, rugby and fibre internet to most homes. To this list we can now add: interesting technology companies. In recent times, at least two genuine members of Silicon Valley royalty have poured money into start-ups born in […]

NZ Police uses Auror software to fight crime

NZ Police uses Auror software to fight crime

Originally appeared on CIO New Zealand NZ Police and Auror partnership (from left): Mark Evans, Police Deputy Chief Executive of Strategy; Mike Clement, Police Deputy Commissioner of National Operations; Tom Batterbury, Auror Head of Product; and Phil Thomson, Auror CEO.The New Zealand Police has included the Auror platform in its crime prevention campaign. “The platform […]

Kiwi firm puts new spin on wool

Kiwi firm puts new spin on wool

First posted on the New Zealand Herald on November 6th 2015. Kiwis are used to making a living off a sheep’s back. NZ Inc has a long history of spinning wool into carpet and clothing, but Auckland-based textile company Texus Fibre wants to capitalise on our understanding of wool to take it in a new […]

Booktrack closes $7.5m Investment Deal

Booktrack closes $7.5m Investment Deal

The original post was published on the NZ Herald An ebook start-up co-founded by a former Air Force engineer has secured US$5 million (NZ$7.5m) worth of investment this week. Booktrack was co-founded by Paul Cameron and creates and sells ebooks with added ambient audio paced to readers’ speed. Cameron trained as an aeronautical engineer and […]

Snapchat Gurus get Big Bucks for US Mission

Snapchat Gurus get Big Bucks for US Mission

Originally published on Idealog on June 2nd 2015 After one accelerator programme, a spell in a start-up incubator and a tonne of two minute noodles, digital venture Mish Guru has a springboard of nearly half a million dollars to break into the US market. It’s the place to be for founder Tom Harding and his […]