Hamilton based and Movac backed technology start-up IndieReign is shaking up the movie industry and positioning itself as the home of independent film. IndieReign seeks to disrupt the outdated Hollywood model and re-invent film distribution. IndieReign has developed technology that connects filmmakers to their audience utilising the power of social media. The film industry is rapidly… Read More

April 1, 2012 Just one year after coming out of beta, and six months since its UK launch, MiniMonos (it means Little Monkeys in Spanish) is taking off in the UK.  The company has raised sufficient capital to grow a team in England and focus on that market.  User numbers have grown to over 800,000, and revenue… Read More

Microsoft today announced the winners and finalists of its 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year Awards. GreenButton (formerly named Intergrid) was announced as a finalist in both the BizSpark Partner of the Year and Tech & High Performance Computing Partner of the Year categories, as well as global winner of the Windows Azure ISV… Read More

Successful implementation of new generation inductive power transfer technology in wind turbines highlights advantages of wireless power in difficult industrial environments Cincinnati, OH, USA and Auckland, New Zealand – Monday 23 May PowerbyProxi, the global leader in high-efficiency industrial wireless power solutions, today announced the successful trial of the Proxi-Ring™ 480, a contactless slip ring… Read More

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 19, 2011 — Ponoko, Inc. – the virtual manufacturing pioneer –today announced that its Personal Factory platform will support the new free* 3D modeling software, Autodesk 123D, which is now available in public beta. The partnership between Autodesk and Ponoko allows the companies to meet the growing demand from people who… Read More

We’ve received a number of investment proposal over the last couple of weeks and by and large these have been well presented and, on face value, attractive propositions. Generally they’ve outlined a process requesting that we deposit our money in a months time. So here’s the thing, we don’t do arranged marriages and we don’t… Read More

2010 was another great year for Angel investment in New Zealand.  The press release below is from NZVIF.  My observations / thoughts are: Follow-on rounds now exceed new investment rounds – this is probably a sign of a maturing market but is also a pointer to the lack of early expansion money in New Zealand… Read More

I’ve just returned from the annual Australian Angel Association Institute annual conference, held this year in Newcastle…the 9th best place to visit in 2011 according to Lonely Planet…Wellington’s 4th (-: . This was an excellent conference this year with many great people attending from around the world. The key highlights were: The world class connections… Read More

To the people of Christchurch, we’re thinking of you. http://www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/christchurchquake.  100% of all donations are going to Red Cross. http://www.redcross.org.nz/donate. http://www.trademe.co.nz/christchurch-earthquake-support.  Offer emergency accommodation.… Read More

Mid-February already! Am i too late to post my new year’s resolutions? What the heck, lets do it anyway. I titled this post “New Year Revolutions” after my partner asked our eight year-old daughter what her new year resolutions were this year. Her response was “I don’t need a revolution!” and maybe this should provide… Read More