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Crowdfunding
Aussie app startup raises $1M through crowd-sourced funding campaign
The success of the CSF will enable the startup to activate its plans for growth, both in Australia and globally, with CEO and Founder Leon Young now planning to launch a private investment round in early Q1 2022.
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Drones
Plant a tree, save the planet: The Kiwis taking tech to the forest
“We're all in this together and share the same future on this planet. We've designed the app so that anyone anywhere can do their part in protecting our earth."
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Agritech
Aussie agritech company turns to equity crowdfunding to aid expansion
DIT Technologies has teamed up with Birchal to launch the equity crowdfunding initiative, with the long term view of expanding market reach, bringing more employees on board and improving the solution for farmers.
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Crowdfunding
Spark Foundation puts Givealittle up for sale
Spark New Zealand’s charitable arm ‘Spark Foundation’ is eyeing up the sale of popular Kiwi not-for-profit crowdfunding platform Givealittle.
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Crowdfunding
Safety solutions startup wins ‘radical generosity’ funding
Guardian Angel Security was one of five New Zealand businesses selected by 500 women (SheEO Activators) who contributed $1100 each.
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Digital Transformation
Tā Koha: The new crowdfunding programme for Māori businesses
Tā Koha will support Māori business and social ventures that wish to use ‘crowd power’ or whanau supporters to fund the kaupapa they care about most.
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Crowdfunding
PledgeMe raises $500,000 in just four days - so what are its plans?
“If our goal is to make equity crowdfunding equitable, we need to focus on companies and their founders, and also the wider investor community."
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Wellington
Wellington tech companies benefit from record levels of early-stage investment
The rising investment in the New Zealand technology sector is supposedly a reflection of its strong performance globally.
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Cybersecurity
This camera’s easy installation is revolutionising security
The LightCam easily twists into any light socket with no wires, batteries, or mandatory monthly fees.
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Apple iPhone
Ethique raises half a million dollars in less than a day
Ethique was published for only 90 minutes to the public before it hit the maximum goal.
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Apple iPhone
Social enterprise Ethique launches second equity crowdfunding campaign
Ethique is expecting to raise a minimum of $350,000, and up to $500,000.
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SaaS
Medical record software startup raises over $500,000 through PledgeMe
Noted hit their maximum goal of its private equity crowdfunding campaign $500,000 in less than two weeks after launching its campaign.
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Crowdfunding
PledgeMe to explore Australian market as equity crowdfunding legislation changes
PledgeMe has received a spot in the HotDesQ programme run by the Queensland government and will be setting up in Brisbane.
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Startup
Six finalists announced for Wellington Low Carbon Challenge
Entrants with an ability to make some real impact on waste, transport, or energy were the ones who stood out.
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Startup
Kiwi startup launches crowdfunding campaign to fund next stage of growth
Auckland-based social enterprise The Module Project have made major inroads with their long-lasting and upgradeable mobile wireless speaker, Decibel.
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Christchurch
Christchurch couple launch Kickstarter to make South Island’s first cat café a reality
Husband and wife team Alyssa O’Connor and Nate Ball have raised $13,000 towards the $25,000 they need to get the cafe off the ground.
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Kiwi team successfully crowdfunds as-a-service global tracking device
The magpie service includes an app and a free GPS device that is one of the smallest and smartest on the market.
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Crowdfunding
Kiwi company crowdfunding to expand “airbnb of cars”
MyCarYourRental is hoping to raise up to $800,000 to market and grow their car-sharing community.
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Accounting Software
​Kiwi payroll company turns to crowdfunding ahead of IRD changes
“I truly believe their model is the future of business," says one Kiwi.
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Gaming
Weta Workshop’s kickstarter goes off with a bang
“In this world, consumerism is king…it’s not that different from our world today. That’s what we wanted to make fun of.”
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Crowdfunding
Desperately seeking funding: Youth life skills programme turns to crowdfunding
“Generous support on our crowdfunding page would help us to take our much needed programme to lots more young people."
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Crowdfunding
The momentum of equity crowdfunding in NZ
The New Zealand government has been an early mover in enabling regulation for equity-based alternative finance activities.
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Crowdfunding
New crowdfunding platform to help Kiwi SMEs catch the eyes of Chinese investors
“There are some excellent investment opportunities in New Zealand’s SME market. The problem is many Chinese investors are unaware of them."
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Startup
New equity crowdfunding player brings more opportunities for Kiwi startups
"What these companies need as much as the capital is exposure and support – the expertise and connections that the capital can help deliver."