Nick Lissette

Kiwi tech acquisition company Blackpearl is the NZX’s only IPO for late 2022

- November 25, 2022 2 MIN READ

Kiwi tech company Blackpearl Group (BPG) will list on the New Zealand stock exchange next month – the only IPO for the NZX in the second half of 2022. Blackpearl builds, acquires, and markets data-driven cloud services involving productivity and demand generation applications for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). Its proprietary data platform, the Pearl… Read more »

Jeremy Bryant

AI-based ‘Siri for farmers’ digital assistant Aimer raises NZ$1 million

- November 2, 2022 2 MIN READ

An artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled digital assistant called Aimer has raised NZ$1 million to help dairy farmers with pasture management Kiwi startup Aimer Development was backed by food and agritech accelerator Sprout in the fifth of 30 $1 million investments the VC plans to make. Aimer founder and Chief Technical Officer Jeremy Bryant has spent more than… Read more »


Kiwi employee experience platform Excellent raises $2 million in pre-Seed round

- September 8, 2022 2 MIN READ

New Zealand employee experience design startup Excellent has raised NZ$2 million in a pre-Seed round. ANZ VC Blackbird Ventures led the round, supported by Icehouse Ventures, Sir Stephen Tindall’s K1W1 ), and several other founders, including Sharesies founders Brooke and Leighton Roberts, Phase One Ventures CEO Mahesh Muralidhar, Joyous cofounder Mike Carden, Groov CEO Adam… Read more »

Tim Warren

Kiwi AI startup Ambit raises NZ$1 million for Australian push

- August 30, 2022 2 MIN READ

Ambit, the conversational artificial intelligence platform, has raised NZ$1M to accelerate expansion into Australia where it is targeting new clients in the retail, utilities and financial services sectors. The capital raise attracted new investors including Quidnet Ventures, a New Zealand deep tech VC founded by Mark Bregman, PhD, a former CTO of global firms NetApp,… Read more »


Kiwi healthtech startup Carepatron banks NZ$1.6m pre-seed round from Blackbird to ramp up global growth

- July 26, 2022 2 MIN READ

Kiwi healthtech software platform Carepatron has raised NZ$1.6 million in pre-seed funding to develop its collaborative health workspace The round was led by trans-Tasman VC Blackbird. The Kiwi startup has bootstrapped until now and will use the cash injection to grow its global team and deliver its product and growth vision. Carepatron was founded by… Read more »


A Kiwi filesharing startup that’s cut the time taken to collate mortgage documents by 65% just raised NZ$10 million

- July 6, 2022 2 MIN READ

New Zealand startup FileInvite has raised $10 million in Series A to accelerate an end to the use of email for requesting and collecting documents online. The round was led by Icehouse Ventures, with US VC Forefront Venture Partners and Singapore’s Vulpes Ventures chipping in as new investors, alongside existing shareholders, including Flying Kiwi Angels.… Read more »


Kiwi creative marketplace Rubber Monkey hunts for $2.5 million for Australian push

- July 6, 2022 2 MIN READ

Rubber Monkey, the New Zealand e-commerce platform for creatives, is on the hunt up to NZ$2.5 million new capital to expand its Australian presence. Founded by Laurence Alexander and Nigel Stanford, a former TradeMe CEO and Mighty Ape major shareholder, Rubber Monkey is a one-stop-shop for specialist audio, visual and photography products, with more than… Read more »


Kiwi ‘what’s for dinner?’ tech solution MenuAid raises NZ$1 million

- May 31, 2022 2 MIN READ

MenuAid, a food tech startup helping answer the “What’s for dinner?” question, has raised NZ$1 million in Seed funding New Zealand specialist agritech and foodtech seed-stage investor Sprout led the round after the startup completed its accelerator program earlier this year. MenuAid is a subscription-based meal planning and food delivery platform that offers personalised recipes… Read more »