• PowerbyProxi Announces $4 Million in Strategic Funding From Samsung Ventures

    Michael Pachos from Samsung Ventures joins PowerbyProxi’s board PowerbyProxi, (www.powerbyproxi. com) developer of the world’s most advanced and safest wireless power system, today announced it has received $4 million in funding from Samsung Ventures Investment Corporation (SVIC). Michael Pachos from SVIC joins PowerbyProxi’s board. This brings the total value of the company’s Series C financing […]

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  • Five essential tips for networking in Silicon Valley

    By Catherine Robinson – Director of Kiwi Landing Pad,San Francisco Silicon Valley technology from FitBit to Facebook has made its way into our lives, yet opening the doors to Silicon Valley is still a big unknown for a lot of NZ companies. Where do you start? Is there an information booth where you can schedule […]

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  • PowerByProxi closes $5m in Series C funding

    TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL), a world industry leader in connectivity solutions, and PowerbyProxi, (www.powerbyproxi. com) developer of the world’s most advanced and safest wireless power system, today announced a new partnership combining TE’s history and market position in the industrial connector space with PowerbyProxi’s expertise and intellectual property in wireless power. PowerbyProxi today also announced […]

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  • Great work opportunity @ Ponoko – Head of Technology

    Ponoko is looking for a web developer to lead our technology road map. This is a great opportunity for a web developer to take ownership of Ponoko’s technology and work in a creative and challenging environment. You’ll be the lead technologist, which means responsibility for delighting our customers with the most beautiful web experience possible. […]

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  • Minimonos launches first mobile app

    OK, a shameless plug here; if you have kids, grandchildren, nieces or nephews get them to download the latest Minimonos iOS App and let me know what you think!  Search for MonkeyMe in the App Store. Wellington, April 4th 2013: Minimonos have broken into the mobile games space with an iOS Exclusive. MonkeyMe is the […]

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  • Callaghan Innovation co-funding enables large herd trials for Kahne

    Kahne Animal Health (Kahne) today announced that Callaghan Innovation will co-fund a large-herd testing project for their world-first sensor-based wireless monitoring systems used to track health and fertility in cows. Callaghan Innovation will provide $1 million towards testing the biotelemetry-based rumen and fertility monitoring devices which measure temperature, pH levels and identify oestrus indicators in […]

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  • MOVAC 3 invests in Kiwi agri-tech business

    Wellington investment firm MOVAC has announced its investment in Kahne Animal Health. This is MOVAC’s second investment from its $42m early stage growth fund. Kahne produces biotelemetry-based precision farming solutions used to improve farm management, productivity and profitability. Kahne’s wireless rumen sensor technology is used to monitor cattle, providing farmers with information on their herd’s […]

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  • Telecom Foundation acquires Givealittle

    Movac is pleased to report that the Telecom Foundation has agreed to acquire Givealittle.co.nz.  Givealittle was founded by Nathalie Hofsteede, with some help from Movac, in 2008 with the goal of encouraging and promoting every day philanthropic giving in New Zealand. Dion Mortensen, Movac Partner, and out-going Givealittle Chair, says: We’re thrilled that the Telecom […]

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  • Disrupting Hollywood from Hamilton & Wellington

    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 […]

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  • I'm a VC

    Yes this is real with a few too many one line truisms!  From the rockstars of the US VC industry.

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