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HINDSITE wins Aerospace Xelerated Pitch Challenge with solution to support Boeing
Brisbane-based startup HINDSITE was the winner of the first ever Pitch Challenge organised by Aerospace Xelerated in partnership with Queensland XR Hub.
Record growth for NZ startups as conscious investment trend emerges
New Zealand has a reputation for efficiency and innovation, and has strong potential to be a leader in climate tech.
Visa chooses NZ startup for APAC Accelerator Programme
Visa has selected New Zealand payments startup Cymonz for the 2022 cohort of its Visa Accelerator Programme in Asia Pacific.
Accelerated UK expansion for ANZ tech companies
The UK Government is working with Australian and New Zealand national and state governments to take a delegation of tech scaleups for London Tech Week.
Microsoft launches Startups Founders Hub Platform in Asia
"Our cloud services and solutions are designed to empower founders to concentrate on what they do best - innovate at their own pace."
Alibaba Cloud launches initiatives for startups, developers
“The interest of so many cutting-edge startups in our events signals the momentum of technological innovation in Singapore and across the APAC region."
EY startup incubator programme expands across A/NZ, ASEAN
"Start-ups from all sectors are invited to collaborate with us in developing pilot solutions to develop the services of tomorrow."
AWS launches space and sustainability accelerator programs
Amazon Web Services has announced the launch of two global accelerator programs to help startups address challenges in healthcare, space, and sustainability.
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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Kiwi tech founder pitching VR health tech startup at SXSW
Christchurch-based tech founder Adam Hutchinson has been selected to pitch oVRcome at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas.
Australian startups partner to test AI computing in space
Two emerging Australian space startups have signed a deal to test new Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) models in space.
FinTech Easy Business App expands its finance app ecosystem
Fintech start-up Easy Business App (formerly Easy Payslip) launches a new invoicing solution specially built for small business owners, sole traders and accountants.
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.
Kiwi ingenuity set to shake up keyboard hardware market
Kiwi ingenuity has created new waves in the hardware space, with Wellington-based MoErgos successfully achieving enough Kickstarter funding for their Glove80 wireless keyboard.
CredShare announces successful capital raising and next-gen RegTech
Australian start-up CredShare has announced it's raised a further circa $2.7 million while unveiling the next evolution of its credentials platform.
Aussie startup CredShare hits $14m in funding, prepares to launch
“We are not just another RegTech creating compliance forms, and software that ticks a box. We are passionate about building a solution that will genuinely improve your information security."
The Sandbox and Brinc announce $50M Open Metaverse Accelerator Program funding for 100 startups
The Sandbox has committed US$50M to Brinc for The Sandbox Metaverse Accelerator Program, targeting 100 startups to enhance the open metaverse.
New programme launches to help start-ups reap full rewards of cloud
Pure-play cloud-native service provider Civo has launched a new Startup programme to help emerging businesses on their technology journey.
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.
New online shopping platform allows shoppers to get others to pay for their items
New fintech startup YouPay offers a unique online shopping option where you pick what items you want from over 250 retailers and get someone else to pay.
Xerox and Oracle partner to help new ventures launch fast, with a focus on 3D printing, IoT, and AR
Oracle has announced a multi-year deal with Xerox providing cloud-computing infrastructure and Oracle software, focusing on 3D printing, industrial IoT and augmented reality.
Sydney startup Metigy announces global expansion to assists SMEs with digital marketing
Sydney based AI marketing startup Metigy has expanded its reach to the USA and Singapore, as COVID continues to drive SMEs to digital marketing globally.
Accenture and Microsoft Asia support 33 businesses in APAC with Project Amplify
The investment focuses specifically on social impact and sustainability, by helping APAC businesses scale emerging solutions and business models.
29-year-old EY finalist founded and bootstrapped world's fastest-growing pdf software company
Kiwi entrepreneur Max Ferguson, founder of software company Lumin, is a finalist in the 2021 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.