TINWire Tech News Roundup: 29 April 19

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

What a huge boost to New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem the launch of Icehouse Ventures will be.The unlocking of Kiwisaver and managed NZ funds signals a potential sea change for investment in the  technology export sector.  It’s another clear indicator of how significant a part of NZ’s export economy tech has become, and the increasing recognition of this fact by the …

TIN to Widen its Reach in 2019

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

The wheels are well and truly turning for the production of the 2019 TIN Report — the 15th edition of New Zealand’s definitive guide to the technology export sector. The TIN Report is a critical reference for benchmarking the performance of New Zealand’s 200 largest globally focused technology companies. Every year, TIN sends a survey to hundreds of Kiwi tech …

Billion Dollar Businesses – Datacom

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

Our company values lie very much at the core of our success, which is fundamentally based around solving challenges and creating opportunities for our customers. Our purpose is to help organisations and communities to a better place by connecting people and technology. This underpins our constant focus on understanding what our customers need and then working with them to deliver to those needs.

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 …