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Callaghan Innovation awards R&D grant to AI startup
Ambit is conceivably one of the youngest companies to receive the grant at ten months old.
ASB and Kiwi tech startup launch digital human to help SME clients
Josie was created by ASB in partnership with New Zealand technology company FaceMe.
Xero founder Rod Drury steps down from CEO role
“Steve’s appointment underpins the important evolution from a founder-led company to a business with worldwide scale.” – Xero chair
Daimler hires Soul Machines’ digital human for customer service
Sarah combines artificial and emotional intelligence for a new experience which redefines the link between man and machine.
Xero doubles down on commitment to Auckland with new office
The new office will include a coworking space and event centre that will focus on cloud-based business platform innovation.
NZ blockchain startup in partnership to build an ‘internet of blockchains’
PL^G is designed to work in the real world, to help leverage each other’s strengths to create a more decentralised future.
Kiwi AI company’s digital human being tested at UK bank
While NatWest will only deploy Soul Machines’ technology if it successfully completes a pilot, it could be used to help free up time human advisors.
Leadership and development provider Thrive deploys Kiwi BPM software
“We needed a business process management solution which would support professional services delivery and a sustainable future." - Thrive Alliance
More ‘Rainbow Diversity’ needed in Kiwi workplaces
One of the key barriers to implementing change of this nature is getting middle management on board.
Local post-production tool developers announce strategic collaboration
“The industry is calling for global collaboration and efficiencies and this can only be achieved by integrating best in breed studio and cloud tools."
Kiwi digital agency secures German web award for second year running
In May, Resn expanded into Asia, opening an office in Shanghai, China.
Upskilling made easy with remote online courses
In the modern workplace having a team of digital experts is vital, however, training is costly and very often time-consuming.
NZ’s Brave New Coin launches classification standard for crypto assets
The taxonomy will provide a platform that will help to streamline the process of evaluating cryptocurrency assets.
Kiwi company receives over US$8.5 million in financing round
Exascale computing company, Nyriad, announced that it has completed its Series A investment round.
Why getting an NZBN will change the way you do business
By providing your NZBN, everyone in your business network will be able to quickly and easily access the basic information they need to work with you.
Co-working provider BizDojo acquired by European platform IWG
International company IWG is the owner of workspace companies including Regus, Spaces, No18 and Basepoint.
Kiwi startup helps disrupt major Aus crime ring
Auror, a New Zealand based company and the Police worked together to disrupt an organised retail crime ring in Melbourne.
NZ’s first road legal electric motorcycle set to hit the streets
UBCO is now street legal with the release of a road-registerable model of their EV.
UPDATED: ATEED in talks with BizDojo Auckland liquidators to discuss recoveries
The liquidator first report states that BizDojo Auckland Ltd has not been able to provide a balance sheet and does not own any assets.
Xero opens biggest office globally in Wellington
More than 650 employees will be spread over five levels with an internal atrium staircase connecting the floors.
Kiwi Startup Spotlight: Why this will be the year chatbots take on customer service
Within the world of AI, bots are the most understandable application for executives from a deployment and business impact standpoint.
Maori entrepreneurship thriving in Waikato and Coromandel regions
“Māori businesses are more likely to take a holistic or social enterprise approach to business.”
SheStarts alumni discuss wins and challenges post-accelerator
“One of the benefits of being in an accelerator program is that even once you finish the formal process, you’re not evicted.”
Kiwi robotics company expands to Europe after raising $6.4mil
Invert Robotics provides non-destructive inspection services using mobile climbing robots.