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Over the past year and a half, professionals across New Zealand have been pushed to reevaluate the way they live and work in the wake of the pandemic. With economic recovery starting to happen at different paces across industries, many professionals are looking for something new, asking themselves: “What’s next?” Startups are a natural place to turn to for new ideas and innovation. And the first annual LinkedIn Top Startups list is the resource to find the ones you should be paying attention to right now, reflecting 10 companies that have continued to attract investment, employees and attention in 2021.
Do you want to raise capital for your business? Callaghan Innovation is inviting you to attend a virtual introductory workshop on the capital-raising process which will help you to kick start your capital-raising journey on Friday 29 October at 9.00am. This foundation workshop will provide startups with a broad overview for early stage companies that are about to start - or considering - capital raising. This online workshop will equip you with the information you need to make informed decisions as you start the capital-raising process. Callaghan Innovation has developed the workshop content and the session will be facilitated by Bruno Bordignon, director at Avid.legal
New Zealand cyber security education company SafeStack Academy has raised a NZ$2.3 million seed round. The raise was led by Sydney VC Jelix Ventures alongside trans-Tasman investors including Carthona Capital, the wittily named NZ VC K1W1 and the country’s growth capital fund, NZGCP. The cash injection will seek to to capitalise on the startup’s early traction, including hitting nearly NZ$500,000 ARR in its first year of operation, with a customer base of 57 companies in six countries.
Reseller News is proud to announce the finalists of an enhanced Innovation Awards in 2021, raising the bar for industry excellence across New Zealand. Now set for Friday 19 November, Innovation Awards will run as an in-person black tie event to bring the channel together under the Reseller News roof at Cordis Hotel in Auckland -- aligned to COVID-safe conditions of entry to in-person event formats. Representing the entire Kiwi ecosystem, more than 190 finalists (including 46 individuals) make the shortlist across partner, start-up, telco, vendor and distributor businesses.
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