ANNUAL INVESTOR’S GUIDE SHOWS NEW ZEALAND’S EARLY STAGE TECH COMPANIES BOLSTERED BY RISING DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT

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ANNUAL INVESTOR’S GUIDE SHOWS NEW ZEALAND’S EARLY STAGE TECH COMPANIES BOLSTERED BY RISING DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT Auckland, May 24, 2018 – Rising domestic investment in New Zealand’s early stage technology companies is creating more opportunities for follow-on investment from a growing number of international investors. This is according to the third annual Investor’s Guide to the New Zealand Technology …

TINWIRE Tech News Roundup: 14 MAY 18

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It was my privilege to catch up with members of Navman’s leadership “dream team” last Monday at the excellent Grow North summit. For me, this group of highly successful tech leaders epitomize the term “success breeds success.” After the sale of Navman, Sir Peter Maire has gone on to be involved in multiple NZ tech firms including Invenco and Fusion …

TINWIRE Tech News Roundup: 30 April 18

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The new Global Startup Ecosystems Report released this month features feedback from more than 10,000 founders from 24 countries, including New Zealand. It reveals that global venture capital investments in startups hit a decade high in 2017, with over US$140 billion invested. If your New Zealand tech company is looking for investment then TIN’s upcoming Auckland TechWeek event on 24 …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 16 April 18

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Heightened investment in New Zealand’s early stage tech companies dominate our news stories this week. One region that lays claim to a burgeoning number of these startups is the “Grow North” region north of Auckland’s Harbour Bridge. TIN is proud to announce its partnership with the Grow North Innovation District to produce the first ever TIN Regional Technology Industry Report …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 3 April 18

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I trust you all had a relaxing Easter break! CEO succession planning has been a key theme of late, with the recent announcements of C-suite changes within some of our most successful tech companies – Vista Group and Xero to name just two. Our highly successful TINShed event on 22 March held at Generator’s Excelsior House in Auckland, allowed CEOs …

Founder Exits: To Sell or Not to Sell

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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 …