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Remote Working
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.
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PwC
NZ's startup ecosystem on a winning streak as investment levels climb - report
New Zealand’s startup industry received almost $60 million worth of investment from 66 deals in the first half of 2021.
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Cloud
Gartner reveals top predictions for 2022 and beyond
The bulk of the report focus on the lessons learned by businesses and IT leaders during ongoing COVID-19-related disruptions.
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Startup
Tech start-ups hit by 'illogical' change of R&D funding
Deep tech firms say changes to research and development (R&D) funding have left them scrambling for cash.
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Startup
Six60 backed Sidehustle app launches - the social marketplace app for entrepreneurs
Sidehustle Ecommerce launches Sidehustle, a social marketplace app where brands and individuals can buy, sell and rent items, and find and list jobs.
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Cloud
LawVu raises $17m in funding round, sets sights on global expansion
"Its combination of intuitive user experience and excellent customer feedback make LawVu a stand out in the legal tech industry. We're excited for our partnership with LawVu as it continues to expand globally.”
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Cryptocurrency
Mastercard’s new Start Path program supports digital assets, blockchain and cryptocurrency startups
Mastercard has announced its latest Start Path global start-up engagement program supporting digital assets, blockchain and cryptocurrency companies. 
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New Zealand launch
New brain supplementation brand launches in NZ
Simply Nootropics, a new company offering brain supplementation pills, has launched in New Zealand.
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Artificial Intelligence
New Zealand AI startup secures $1.8 million investment for environment focused business
New Zealand company, Nelson Artificial Intelligence (NAI), has announced a new spin off of its first business after securing a $1.8 million investment.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS launches clean energy accelerator for start ups
Amazon Web Services has launched the AWS Clean Energy Accelerator in response to the rapid proliferation of startups working to solve the world's energy challenges. 
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Training
Startup incubator Te Ōhaka holds event showcasing current projects
Ara training institute staff have been invited to Christchurch’s startup hub Te Ōhaka to mix with some of the centre’s current startup projects.
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Startup
NZ startups show strong growth despite COVID-19 challenges
New Zealand startup investment has grown and matured despite the challenges of COVID-19, according to a report from PwC and the Angel Association
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Employment
Men more likely than woman to join a tech start up - study
"With the pandemic creating a new wave of entrepreneurism and the launch of exciting startups, now is the time for these companies to be ambitious and attract tech talent to their organisations."
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Innovation
uSpark launches new partner program focused on supporting startups
uSpark has launched a new partner program to offer Australian startups the opportunity to fast track their products to market.
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Startup
Chch offers start-up support for COVID-19 impacted jobseekers
Residents of Christchurch, Selwyn and Ashburton who lost their jobs due to the pandemic are invited to submit their start-up ideas to a new programme.
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Fintech
Brisbane fintech launches with ambitious goals
Digital lending and payments provider WLTH is focused on refreshing the financial services industry in Australia, and has growth projections of $1.23 billion worth of residential and commercial loans by the end of FY22.
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Startup
Kiwi start up FileInvite raises $2.3 million to target US financial services sustomers
FileInvite is a document and data collection engine that looks to improve customer experience and employee productivity.
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Startup
PwC: Investment in NZ startups remains resilient, despite lockdowns
Investment in New Zealand startups has remained relatively stable despite the COVID-19 lockdowns and disruption to business.
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Cloud
MYOB invests in local startup Flare to aid A/NZ businesses
“Our purpose at MYOB is to help more business owners in Australia and New Zealand start, survive and succeed, and what better way to do this than by empowering them to more efficiently onboard and engage the lifeblood of their business and their employees.”
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Fintech
Kiwi fintech firm Hnry launches in Australia
Founded in 2017, the company deploys software aimed at helping freelancers, contractors and sole traders manage the financial admin that comes with working for oneself. 
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Startup
Christchurch-based startup hits its stride with $600K seed funding
“We’re on a mission to give people back their time so they can spend it on things that matter, such as growing their businesses. Thanks to this investment round, we're going to be able to accomplish our mission much faster.”
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Startup
NZ-based smart meetings startup PlayBooks launches in A/NZ
PlayBooks is a smart meetings platform for managing agendas and collaborative action - making digestible advice on any industry topic available to advisors in various different meeting environments.
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Startup
"Tinder of real estate" - Kiwi property app launches
A new app designed to connect property sellers with potential buyers has been launched in New Zealand. 
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Small and Medium Enterprise / SME
Start ups revenue drops by 40% or more amid COVID-19 crisis
"Sadly, the fact is that to survive, new companies will have to cut expenses, which means that layoffs are inevitable."