More investment was poured into New Zealand startups than ever before in 2017, with NZ$86 million ($81.7 million) invested into 111 companies.
New Zealand startup Flossie is a software platform helping customers easily find, book, and pay for beauty appointments at partner salons.
Dunedin startup CodeLingo has raised NZ$540,000 ($494,000) in seed funding from Australian venture capital firms Right Click Capital and Reinventure.
New Zealand is on the hunt for a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to help drive a “forward-looking digital agenda” and prepare and oversee a national digital roadmap for the next decade.
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.
With consumers time-poor, the aim is for Cove to deliver “the most intuitive mobile experience of any insurer in the world”.
Auckland-based SaaS platform Thematic today announced it has raised US$1.22 million in seed funding to continue its international growth.
Dunedin’s Timely, which has created a booking software platform for beauty and wellness businesses, has raised NZ$7 million in a round led by Movac.
Targeted at “lower net worth individuals”, the Ilumony platform is primarily focused around providing advice on KiwiSaver account.
ANZ has announced the appointment of Opher Yom-Tov, former general manager of global design consulting firm IDEO, as the bank’s first Chief Design Officer.
Pivotus Ventures has announced a partnership with CUA which will see CUA customers given access to Pivotus’ new banking platform.
Frances Valintine didn’t know what to expect when her new business, The Mind Lab, was nominated for a Talent Unleashed Award in 2014.
Vend has announced the appointment of former Yelp director Dave Scheine as the company’s new country manager for Asia-Pacific.
Smartpay is a payments company which offers its own open payments service API and physical EFTPOS devices to merchants and retailers.