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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 […]

Kiwi Start-Up NotablePDF gains angel investment

Kiwi Start-Up NotablePDF gains angel investment

First published on the New Zealand Herald on March 10 2015 Kiwi start-up Notable has attracted funding from US investors YCombinator, a start-up accelerator, and Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund in its latest round of capital raising. The Auckland-based company has just closed its third fundraising round for an undisclosed amount with a range of angel […]

Kiwi Start-up Glassjar launches payments app in the US

Kiwi Start-up Glassjar launches payments app in the US

First published in the New Zealand Herald on March 6th 2015 Glassjar, the kiwi software start-up whose app provides people an easy way of sharing bills, has launched in the United States. The former Christchurch company is now based in Silicon Valley in the US start-up accelerator Y Combinator, which provides US$120,000 in seed funding […]

APIMatic accepted into Google for Entrepreneurs Blackbox Connect Program

APIMatic, who produce software to make it easier for developers to maintain their code, were accepted into the Google for Entrepreneurs Blackbox Connect Accelerator Program. The Blackbox Connect Program offers the company travel and accommodation to Silicon Valley and access to experienced mentors. APIMatic is one of 15 start-ups from across the world accepted into […]