TINWire Tech News Roundup: 15 October 19

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The countdown has started!  In just over two weeks’ time we’ll be celebrating 20 years of TIN tracking the Kiwi companies that have made technology one of our country’s leading export sectors and a force for good in New Zealand with the launch of our 2019 TIN Report and Awards. We’re very excited this year to welcome two new partners …

TIN Member Profile – Aeroqual

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Mark Templeton, CEO, Aeroqual In the last year our growth rate has accelerated primarily as a result of a new go-to-market strategy in the US, coupled with some crucial partnerships e.g. a 5-year R&D collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This step change in growth has been several years in the making, and it’s been very satisfying to see …

TIN Member Profile – Vista Group

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Kimbal Riley – Group CEO, Vista Group Our announcement that our largest and founding business Vista Cinema will invest to accelerate transformation to a SaaS solution marks a new and very significant milestone in the Vista Group story. In your view, what helps make New Zealand a supportive environment to do business? Size matters; a manifestation of NZ being a small  business community, is …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 1 October 19

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Aroa Biosurgery

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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: 3 September 19

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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 …

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 …