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Safety
Voxel hits total funding of $18M following ongoing wins
Since raising its seed round in September, Voxel has grown at pace, by decreasing on-site injuries by upwards of 80% and increasing operational productivity.
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Artificial Intelligence
Clear Dynamics closes $35M funding round, invests in global growth
The funding is a major milestone and speaks to Clear Dynamics’ vision for AI-enabled ‘composable’ enterprise software, the company states.
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Training
Training & certification: It's time for leaders to loosen the purse strings
Here we explore reasons that companies can benefit from investing in staff training and certification as well as ways to persuade leadership teams to invest.
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Sustainability
Getac partnership to bolster sustainability initiatives
Getac announced a partnership with One Tree Planted as part of its Earth Day 2022 sustainability initiative, which aims to plant 30,000 trees.
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Sustainability
UQ collaborates on multi-million-dollar sustainable energy project
“UQ has a big role in creating the workforce for the future of the critical minerals industry as Australia charts its pathway towards new energy technologies."
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Remote Working
Organisations changing the way they fund technology
Having the right technology has become mission-critical for organisations of all sizes in the digital economy.
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Prospa
Survey reveals NZ businesses dipping into personal savings to stay afloat
According to new research from Prospa, 40% of Kiwi small businesses use personal savings to support operations.
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Artificial Intelligence
Uniphore and Probe CX partner to deliver enhanced CX solutions
The new global partnership will involve Probe CX leveraging Uniphore’s conversational automation platform to create enhanced solutions, which involve personalisation and automation.
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Digital Transformation
Australian Budget 2022 bolsters cyber security sector
The Australian Government has announced an investment of $9.9 billion to increase the country’s intelligence and cybersecurity capabilities.
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Cybersecurity
Budget boost promises better cybersecurity for our health system
$75.7 million, over three years was pledged, specifically to upgrade cybersecurity tools and improve training, awareness and incident management capability in the Ministry itself, within the 20 District Health Boards and at the primary health and community care levels
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ACS
ACS encourages federal leaders to think bigger around tech jobs
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is calling for greater visionary thinking from federal leaders around the industries of the future, particularly relating to IT technology roles.
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Submarine Cable Projects
SUNeVision wins tender to develop second Hong Kong station
SUNeVision has announced the company has won the tender for a site in Chung Hom Kok, which it will use to develop a second landing station for international submarine cables.
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Digital Transformation
Flowingly raises $4.5m for automation, workflow efficiency
NZ-based software company Flowingly has raised $4.5 million in Pre-Series A funding, which the company says it will use to continue its global expansion.
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SaaS
Axonius closes $200 million Series E at $2.6 billion valuation
Axonius, a cybersecurity and SaaS management company, has announced it closed $200 million in Series E funding.
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Silent Eight
Silent Eight raises $40m in Series B round to aid development strategy
Financial crime platform Silent Eight has raised $40m in Series B round funding, which will be used to cater to the needs of its expanding customer base.
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Mambu
Half of A/NZ SMEs unable to secure adequate funding - report
"While many large businesses managed to thrive throughout the pandemic thanks to various government supports and incentives, SMEs have had it much tougher."
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Funding
Blackbird says NZ tech sector set for massive growth
Local investor Blackbird says New Zealand’s tech sector is poised for a period of significant growth, which could see it transformed into one of the economy’s largest export earners.
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Artificial Intelligence
Juniper research funding to advance artificial intelligence and network innovation
The research is to focus on AI, ML, routing and quantum networking for advanced communication, Juniper Networks says.
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SaaS
Employment Hero completes funding following KeyPay acquisition
"With KeyPay joining the Employment Hero family, will set a new bar for what people expect from employment. It’s incredibly exciting."
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Artificial Intelligence
Uniphore's latest funding round reaches $400 million
Uniphore, a conversational automation company, has announced its Series E funding round of $400 million, raising the company's valuation to $2.5 billion.
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Digital Transformation
AI company raises $105m to create people for 'digital' workforces
An Auckland based artificial intelligence company Soul Machines has raised $US70 million ($NZ105m) to meet growing demand for "digital people".
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Digital Transformation
Enboarder raises US$32m in funding, plans for expansion
People activation platform Enboarder raised US$32m in Series B funding, bringing its total investment to US$50m.
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Cybersecurity
Allure Security raises $6.8 million seed round in fight against digital fraud
Allure Security has raised a $6.8 million seed round as the company progresses in a $76 billion battle against digital fraud.
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Fintech
Aussie fintech Slyp raises $25M in latest funding round
Off the back of the raise, additional products and features will be expedited with Slyp announcing payment linked loyalty is on the roadmap for 2022.