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Our recent TINTalk, titled ‘In the Black – The Journey to Profitability’ profiled the journeys of three very different companies with the common goal of profitability. Lana Vaughan, COO of software performance monitoring company Raygun, Don Christie, founder and managing director of open-source software company Catalyst IT, and Phil McCaw, founding partner of VC investment firm Movac, shared their experiences of steering their …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 20 August 19

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The release of NBR’s annual Rich List last week should give heart to our country’s tech entrepreneurs. Although there’s clearly money to be made in property – with that sector well and truly dominating this year’s hotly-contested listings – there was a strong feeling that tech entrepreneurs could soon get their name in lights if the rising profitability of the …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 6 August 19

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Andy Hamilton’s stewardship of Icehouse as its founding Chief Executive (and first employee), and the recent news that he is stepping down from his role after 18 incredible years is worthy of mention.  Under Andy’s inspired guidance, the Icehouse has established its ecosystem based on partnerships and independence, injected support into the regions, celebrated innovation and creativity, and helped drive …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 23 July 19

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It’s great to see the potential of  NZ’s tech export sector increasingly recognised in mainstream media, particularly the lead editorial of a national newspaper. In a pointed editorial a week ago, the Weekend Herald, loudly echoed something that TIN has been saying for some time – that Kiwi tech companies are not only growing but now growing profitably without any …

Early Stage Companies: Halter

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It’s been an exciting past year for the team with a few key highlights springing to mind. Deploying Halter technology on our pilot farm and getting it operational was certainly a highlight, along with working through production in Shenzhen and the countless insightful conversations we’ve had with NZ farmers over the last year or so.

Walking the trade secret tightrope

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As Microsoft reminds us that Windows 7 support will end in 2020, James & Wells Associate, Samuel Parkinson can’t help but remember the headaches caused when Windows XP support ended. It was a prudent lesson that reverse engineering can be more straight-forward than you might imagine.

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 9 July 19

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Something you’ll have heard often if you’ve attended TIN events at any time over the last year is our firm belief in the capacity of the New Zealand tech industry to be a force for good in the world. When we have a critical mass of NZ tech companies succeeding internationally, what emerges is a stronger local innovation ecosystem, bringing …

Early Stage Companies: Orbica

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The biggest challenge we have is recruiting the right staff; specialists in our field are unique. We are investing in training new staff who don’t have the full skill set.