News & Events

Find out what’s happening right now in New Zealand’s business and innovation ecosystem. Learn about upcoming events, new corporate challenges, funding rounds, applications for incubators and accelerators, Scale-Up NZ updates, and industry news.

Four NZ tech startups that sold for billions this year
Four NZ tech startups that sold for billions this year

Industry News

Four NZ tech startups that sold for billions this year

Four NZ tech startups that sold for billions this year

Stories of Innovation
Recent Acquisitions

A handful of New Zealand startups have been recently snapped up in a flurry by global corporations. But who are these homegrown businesses and why did they fetch such lofty sums? Go to any New Zealand business conference or seminar these days, and you’re bound to hear the words tech and innovation mentioned no less than 1600 times.

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Business is Boring: Wearable tech for astronauts, Olympians and everybody
Business is Boring: Wearable tech for astronauts, Olympians and everybody

Industry News

Business is Boring: Wearable tech for astronauts, Olympians and everybody

Business is Boring: Wearable tech for astronauts, Olympians and everybody

Stories of Innovation

Simon Pound speaks to Steve Leftly, cofounder of pioneering wearable tech company Myovolt, as they launch their first major consumer products. Wearables have been the next big tech frontier for years, and it feels like with smart watches and connected devices the moment might finally be here for widespread consumer adoption.

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And... action! How NZ firm Wipster transformed Microsoft's video production
And... action! How NZ firm Wipster transformed Microsoft's video production

Industry News

And... action! How NZ firm Wipster transformed Microsoft's video production

And... action! How NZ firm Wipster transformed Microsoft's video production

Stories of Innovation

Microsoft is one of the powerhouses of the technology industry and one of the most recognisable brands in the world. It's easy to imagine that Microsoft is a well-oiled machine in every way, but even powerhouses need help sometimes. New Zealand software development firm Wipster was brought in to work its magic.

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New research and innovation hub for Queenstown
New research and innovation hub for Queenstown

Industry News

New research and innovation hub for Queenstown

New research and innovation hub for Queenstown

Stories of Innovation

A $43 million research and innovation hub is to be built in Queenstown, with half of the money coming from a government loan to support diversification in the area. Finance Minister Grant Robertson revealed the project to the Otago Daily Times in an exclusive interview this morning.

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Tech Eroad solidifies markets in US with insurance rules
Tech Eroad solidifies markets in US with insurance rules

Industry News

Tech Eroad solidifies markets in US with insurance rules

Tech Eroad solidifies markets in US with insurance rules

Stories of Innovation

It was a good year for transport logistics company Eroad despite slower growth rates due to Covid-19, especially in the US. The second half of the year returned to 2019 levels, driving revenue for the year ending March 31 to $91.6 million, up 13% on the prior year.

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Dawn Aerospace Secures Funding From NZ’s Largest Venture Capital Firm, Movac
Dawn Aerospace Secures Funding From NZ’s Largest Venture Capital Firm, Movac

Funding Rounds

Dawn Aerospace Secures Funding From NZ’s Largest Venture Capital Firm, Movac

Dawn Aerospace Secures Funding From NZ’s Largest Venture Capital Firm, Movac

Successfully Closed Rounds
Industry Events
Stories of Innovation

Dawn is creating next-generation space transportation technologies. This investment will be used to scale the production of Dawn’s in-space propulsion products, and to progress Dawn’s Mk-II, a suborbital plane that utilises rocket engines, to a fully-fledged commercial service.

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