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Cybersecurity
CyberArk launches $30M investment fund to advance security
CyberArk has announced the launch of CyberArk Ventures, a $30 million global investment fund dedicated to advancing the next generation of security disruptors.
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Cloud
Kasada raises $23m, continues to revolutionise bot security
The company states it plan to use the Series C funding to further accelerate its sales and grow its development, support and marketing departments.
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Money Laundering
How the best tech deals get done using tech
With more competition in the venture capital space, and newer forms of investment from equity crowdfunding to angel syndicates, technology has an enhanced role to play.
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Check Point
Check Point researchers uncover how to steal $1 million by email
A series of spoofed emails enabled a Hong Kong-based hacker to make off with a million dollars.
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Cloud
Blockchain revenues to near US$10B despite 2018 crypto winter
This year blockchain is starting to find its feet as innovators find the use-cases that suit the specific areas in which it can provide value.
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Yamaha
Kiwi robot climbs the world venture capital stage
Top tech investors support global expansion of the world’s first non-magnetic, climbing inspection robot for hazardous environments from Invert Robotics.
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Investment
LaunchVic Australia seeks next generation of local & international angels
The Australian state of Victoria is on a serious mission to find its next generation of startup angel and venture capital investors.
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Bots
With $2.5m in its pocket, local security firm Kasada sets its sights on the US
Two Australian venture capital firms have raised $2.5 million for local cybersecurity firm Kasada, which will now set its sights on the US market.
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IT Automation
Yamaha invests in Tauranga-based robot company
Tauranga-based RPL is an early stage R&D company that develops robotics and automation solutions for highly variable agricultural environments.
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Startup
NZ startup CodeLingo secures $540k funding from Australian VCs
CodeLingo is a platform which enables users to scale end-to-end software development processes that improve code quality.
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Fintech
Global fintech investment growing - report
Venture capital investments in fintech suggest that the gradual increase witnessed since 2014 has now shown a spurt in 2017.
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Entrepreneurship
What can NZ entrepreneurs offer VCs and how can they leverage investor relationships?
In 2016, there were 50 disclosed venture capital investments made in New Zealand at a value of $92.3mil, significantly up from $62.5mil in 2015.
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Google
Funding your start up, part 2: Market Validation
We take a look at how to make your business more attractive to investors.