TINWire Tech News Roundup: 8 April 19

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

The tech sector never sits still, and this past week in tech land has been anything but quiet. First off the block was news that fast food giant McDonald’s is taking a 9.9 per cent stake in Plexure for $5.4 million. It’s their first-ever investment in a mobile app vendor and further evidence of how they’re using technology to transform …

2018 Early Stage Companies – FaceMe

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

There have been many FaceMe highlights over 2018, from signing new engagements to closing a highly successful Series A funding round and seeing our digital humans in action around the world for some of the biggest global brands like UBS and Vodafone. But the biggest highlight is probably the people we’ve brought into the business.

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Empower Supplies Production and Scheduling Software Internationally

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

Auckland based Empower Factory Productivity and Scheduling Software has been developing labour management and scheduling software for 16 years. Empower Software is cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) based. Empower has clients across 27 manufacturing and engineering industry groups and now supplies 204 engineering and manufacturing clients throughout New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA, Canada, South Africa and the Philippines. …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 25 March 19

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

The events of the past ten days have united New Zealanders in a sense of sadness and repulsion and sent shock waves around the world. Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends and co-workers of the victims of the atrocities, to the people of Christchurch and to all fellow New Zealanders as we firmly reassert our shared values …

Focus on the US

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

Ag-tech trailblazer and 2018 Spark Early Stage company CropLogic announced last week that its Oregonian subsidiary LogicalCropping has been issued a registered industrial hemp growers licence by the Oregon Department of Agriculture; a move which sent its share price on the ASX rising. Not only is CropLogic now legally permitted to grow industrial hemp in Oregon for this upcoming 2019 …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 11 March 19

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

Last week was a great week for making connections, sharing ideas and facilitating networks – all of which make our role at TIN so rewarding. I attended a Canterbury Tech Cluster event in Christchurch where I was graciously hosted by newly-appointed GM Neil Hamilton and chairman David Carter. Theirs is a thriving ecosystem with dynamic start-ups through to well-established businesses …

InvestHER Event

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

We were pleased to have the opportunity to attend last week’s inaugural InvestHER investment showcase event for female-led ventures, held in conjunction with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), FNZC and Spark. Following a welcome video message from NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and others, their founders – all women – presented to the large gathered crowd, pitching for funding …

TINShed: Filling the Talent Gap

Sarah Gardyne Event Recap, TIN News Leave a Comment

Generator hosted our first TINShed for the year last Thursday, 28th February – Filling the Talent Gap. We were honored to have Hon David Parker provide an opening address at the event. Thanks to panelists Simon Bennett (AWF Madison), Victoria MacLennan (OptimalBI, NZRise, Digital Skills Forum and Code Club Aotearoa) & Victoria Hayward (Douglas Pharmaceuticals) for their insightful comments and …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 25 February 19

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

Summer’s not done just yet, so still time to reflect on the incredible future of the tech sector for New Zealand. So, it was exciting to see Banqer’s CEO Kendall Flutey recognised as Young New Zealander of the Year at the Kiwibank awards recently; it’s a much-deserved accolade for a young entrepreneur who has done a huge amount to bring …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 10 December 18

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News Leave a Comment

Welcome to our last issue of TINWire for 2018. And what a year it’s been! As our 2018 Report showed, New Zealand’s top 200 technology companies have achieved record growth in profitability in the past year, helping secure a long-term future for our country’s tech sector. And as we see out the final weeks of the year, we see further …