Founder Exits: To Sell or Not to Sell

TIN100 Event Recap

Auckland’s first TINShed event for 2018 was held at Generator’s trendy executive lounge on the top floor of Excelsior House, Britomart. The stellar panel of TIN company CEOs spoke candidly about the factors influencing their eventual decisions to exit, through the sale of their companies. The dynamic challenges faced by founders and CEOs at different phases of a business’ growth …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 20 March 18

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It’s been a fortnight for a “changing of the guard” with the surprise announcement that Rod Drury is stepping away from the CEO role at Xero, to be replaced by experienced tech CEO Steve Vamos as part of a succession planning move. Drury has been an inspiration within NZ’s tech scene, building Xero from scratch over the past 12 years. …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 19 Feb 2018

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Hi everyone, A significant proportion of early-stage transactions in 2017 involved international investors – with Rocket Lab’s $100m+ capital raise being a stand out example. Nyriad’s $8.5m capital raise this month is further evidence of this growing global interest in what we’re innovating “down under.” Watch out for our 2018 Investor’s Guide to the New Zealand Technology Sector (due out next month) for …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 5 Feb 2018

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Welcome to 2018! And what a great start – with Rocket Lab’s first successful commercial space launch in the Southern Hemisphere! Check out our exclusive soundbite from founder Peter Beck below. Some of our early stage tech companies have also kicked off 2018 with significant capital raises – we look forward to celebrating what the coming year brings for others in our …

TINWire Tech News Round Up: 18 Dec 17

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Welcome to the December 18 issue of TINWire — our last for 2018. On behalf of the TIN team, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy, peaceful and innovative New Year. The close of the year is always a good time to take stock. And what a year it’s been. …

Medtech company Veriphi to launch capital raise

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Medtech company Veriphi is to launch a capital raise offer for $2 million via Snowball Effect to commercialise its ground-breaking, laser-based analyser that minimises the risk of intravenous medication error in hospitals. Veriphi, which was one of the Early Stage Companies in this year’s TIN Report, was co-founded by Greg Shanahan. Veriphi raised capital on Snowball Effect in 2016. Since …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 4 Dec 17

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Welcome to the December 4 issue of TINWire.  The country may be in full silly season mode, but the TIN community is far from winding down for Christmas. Share this Post

What makes an effective Tech CEO - TINShed Auckland Networking Event Recap

CEO Learnings: Reflections on What Makes an Effective Tech CEO in 2017

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Around thirty CEOs from TIN companies across the country gathered at the new high-tech Generator co-working space in Auckland’s Viaduct, to discuss the topic “CEO Learnings: Reflections on What Makes an Effective Tech CEO in 2017.” “On a high growth track, you are always carving off a new path – whether that be intentional or accidental. There is no handbook.”Vaughan …

TIN Companies Target New Business in Asia

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TIN200 exports grew by 5.3% in Asia in the 2017 financial year. This market now contributes $0.52B of total TIN200 offshore revenues, and the TIN200 employ 1,660 staff in the region. China’s strong GDP has particularly benefited our High-tech Manufacturing companies, with this primary sector growing by 42.4% in Asia in the past year. Investment in TIN companies by Asian …