Auckland startup PredictHQ has raised US$10 million ($13.8 million, NZ$14.8 million) in a Series A round led by US firm Aspect Ventures.
New Zealand startup Re-Leased has raised NZ$2.3 million ($2.11 million) in funding to further its growth in the UK and other international markets.
New Zealand startup Fergus, which has created a job management platform for trades businesses, has raised $3.5 million in a funding round led by Australia’s firm Microequities Venture Capital Fund, a joint venture between Microequities Asset Management and Equity Venture Partners.
Techstars Adelaide grad Dotterel Technologies, a startup developing noise reduction and audio recording tech for drones, has raised $500,000 in funding.
Auckland-based SaaS platform Thematic today announced it has raised US$1.22 million in seed funding to continue its international growth.
Snappr has announced the closing of a $2.5 million seed funding round, with the funds set to help accelerate the businesses expansion across the US.
Vend has announced the appointment of former Yelp director Dave Scheine as the company’s new country manager for Asia-Pacific.
To help the average joe get their thoughts heard is Auckland’s Spalk, allowing aspiring sports commentators to broadcast their insights play by play.
Launched in 2006, Eventfinda was originally an events listing platform. Now incorporating ticketing, the startup last year processed 20 million tickets for events around New Zealand.
Founded in Auckland in 2014 by ophthalmologist, Dr. Hong Sheng Chiong, oDocs is a portable diagnostic eye exam system for smartphones. The startup has created a portable eye-care adaptor that can be attached to anyone’s smartphone and used by an eye specialist outside a clinic.
MoovMe helps users easily tell their service providers, internet, electricity, and the like, that they are moving home, allowing them to set up at their new address, and notify a range of other organisations that have their details on file of their change of address.
Domino’s has today announced a partnership with Australian drone startup Flirtey to launch the world’s first ever drone delivery service in New Zealand. The partnership aims to connect people with pizza via CAA-approved trial store-to-door drone deliveries.
Mark Zuckerberg may have said that it will take at least ten years for virtual reality to reach the mass market, but all that means it that companies currently working in the space have ten years to perfect and develop what they’re doing.
It’s difficult to quantify how much and how quickly the New Zealand startup ecosystem has grown in recent years but by all accounts it’s “heaps” and “very quickly”.
New Zealand based startup Yudoozy believes that it could be the next iteration of the well established ‘freelancing platform concept’ with its business model that goes against the grain, taking no commissions, not having freelancers bid for jobs and not seeing itself as the middleman platform in which all communications between employer and freelancer must take place.