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 …

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 …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 20 Nov 17

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Welcome to the November 20 issue of TINWire, and the start of the great festive countdown. Only five weeks to go until Christmas! MBIE has released an insightful report into the potential of virtual reality in New Zealand. The findings show that the virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR) and augmented reality (AR) sector could reach $320 million in annual revenue in the …

Datacom Chairman announces Greg Davidson as successor to Datacom Group CEO, Jonathan Ladd

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7 November 2017 – Craig Boyce, Chairman of Datacom Group, announced today that Greg Davidson, who is currently CEO Datacom Systems New Zealand and Australia, will succeed Jonathan Ladd as Datacom Group CEO from April 2018. Greg has had a long and successful career since joining Datacom in 1997 as General Manager of Internet Services. Since then Greg’s willingness to …

Wellington Launch of the 2017 TIN Report

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A stellar line-up featuring Kirsty Godfrey-Billy of Xero, Roger Shakes of Postr Media and Clive Spink of Pukeko Pictures made up the panel for our Wellington launch event, held recently at NZX’s harbourside offices. Panelists discussed their key competitive points of difference, the role of funding in their growth to date and the role of Wellington as the digital media …