TINWire Tech News Roundup: 1 October 19

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

The EY-led Capital Markets Report paints a realistic picture of the current state of our capital markets, and looks at ways to rejuvenate it with a 10-year view. Is money flowing through, and if not, where are the blockages? Are the NZ markets being by-passed by companies with serious growth ambitions? Are we doing all we can to help smaller …

Early Stage Companies: Aquafortus

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

Jessica Lam, Chief Operating Officer, Aquafortus Technologies Ltd Aquafortus was accepted into the prestigious San Francisco-based accelerator program, ImagineH20, late last year.  These companies have exceptional success rates, representing 30% of early stage water investments in 2018. Out of 255 water start-ups from around the world, Aquafortus was one of 13 selected.  The selection was made by a judging panel …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 17 September 19

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

Global economic sentiment may be cautious, but amongst the market rises and falls New Zealand’s tech sector remains a bullish beacon. Mobile marketing company and NZX star Plexure has been on a hiring spree this year and CEO Craig Herbison says there are more jobs in the works. The skills shortage – a well-documented challenge for many in the tech …

Early Stage Companies: DROPIT

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

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.

Aroa Biosurgery

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

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: 3 September 19

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

Our recent TINTalk event in Wellington highlighted the different paths companies can take to profitability; sometimes rocky, often challenging, never taken for granted. Our esteemed panel told the audience that companies can expect tough decisions, obstacles and even failure along the way, and that profitability doesn’t necessarily mean success. However, it is clearly an enabler. It helps stimulate and generate …


Sarah Gardyne Event Recap, Wellington

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

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

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

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

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 …