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OpenCloud secures £5 million investment and OEM agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks

Posted by: | Getting Funded | Glenn Milnes | Innovation | Investment | New Zealand | News | No8 Investments | Technology | Venture Capital | 05.10.2010

We were pleased to participate in a recent investment round into OpenCloud together with Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) and Advent Ventures, are particularly pleased to see OpenCloud continue on its a rapid growth path. OpenCloud’s technology platform is being deployed into the heart of the world’s largest telecommunications companies – with 13 new tier-1 customer […]

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VC, risk, robotics and jetpacks

Posted by: | Cool Stuff | Getting Funded | Glenn Milnes | Innovation | New Zealand | No8 Investments | Venture Capital | 19.11.2008

Compelled to comment on the post below from Alarm Clock which was taking a look at investment levels across start-ups developing robotics technologies. “Venture capitalists tend to be fairly conservative people – despite their reputation for risk taking. Consequently, few robot-makers have received venture funding as many VCs put the likelihood of robot products succeeding […]

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Martin Jetpack

Posted by: | Cool Stuff | Getting Funded | Innovation | Jenny Morel | Morgo | New Zealand | No8 Investments | 08.08.2008

After keeping our investment secret for 4 years, it’s great to have the Martin Jetpack out in the market. The interest has been amazing: front page of the New York times, the Today programme, Fox News, 2 pages in The Times and on and on. Now we need to use some of that interest to […]

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Limited Partnership legislation comes into force

Posted by: | Getting Funded | Glenn Milnes | New Zealand | News | Tax & regulatory | Venture Capital | 06.05.2008

The new Limited Partnership Act 2008 came into force on 2 May 2008, which provides New Zealand with an internationally recognised regime to underpin investment in the venture capital and private equity industry.  This welcome legislation is the result of 5 years lobbying and development across our industry.  A summary of key aspects of the Act can be viewed on a dedicated section of the Companies […]

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US IPO Market Strengthens

Posted by: | Andy Lark | Getting Funded | 21.03.2007

I was asked on my recent trip to New Zealand about the US IPO market. Somewhat fortuitously I received an email from America’s Growth Capital with a good summary. Here is the rub: The U.S. IPO market thrived in the 1990s, averaging more than 500 IPOs per year over the entire decade. However, as we […]

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Taking Your Start-ups to New Levels

Posted by: | Getting Funded | Innovation | Venture Capital | 25.01.2007

Some b pollen weight losson what Kiwi’s can do to drive their start-ups to new levels. At the end of the day I believe that NZ’s lifestyle is not a negative influence on entrepreneurship. In fact, it’s an advantage as this post from Rod points out. We need a deeper shift in thinking and approaches […]

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Move over Silicon Valley, here come Europe’s start-ups

Posted by: | Getting Funded | Innovation | Venture Capital | 25.01.2007

It’s time we heard the same said of NZ’s start-ups! Several organizers noted that Silicon Valley’s original success as an innovation center was largely because of business and social networks developed over several decades in a community of venture capitalists and technologists. The Net’s level playing field Now, they said, with the Internet supplementing and […]

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Do Start-ups Need A Business Plan

Posted by: | Getting Funded | 10.01.2007

Yes! some other thoughts -subscription required. I look at lots of business plans in my other life as a VC. My main message keep them simple and focus on illuminating the idea. Only include data you really understand. Some highlights: Matt Coffin, founder and chief executive of LowerMyBills.com, a Web site sold to Experian Corp. […]

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Welcome!

Posted by: | Andy Lark | Cool Stuff | Getting Funded | Hindsights | Innovation | Jenny Morel | Mark Edwards | Marketing & Evangelism | New Zealand | News | No8 Investments | Recruiting | Technology | Venture Capital | Views | 06.06.2006

Welcome to the N0 8 Ventures” blog. This, our first foray into the blogosphere, is about two things. First, sharing thoughts, content, links and more. We come across a wealth of information as we go about evaluating investments and assisting the companies in our portfolio. This is the perfect vehicle with sharing that information more […]

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Blog Guidelines

Posted by: | Andy Lark | Cool Stuff | Getting Funded | Hindsights | Innovation | Jenny Morel | Mark Edwards | Marketing & Evangelism | New Zealand | News | No8 Investments | Recruiting | Technology | Venture Capital | Views | 06.06.2006

Welcome to the N0 8 Ventures Blog. The N0 8 Ventures blog is all about creating value in young companies through entrepreneurship, investing and venture capital. These are our views and do not necessarily represent those of our investors or portfolio companies. We like Charlene Li’s blogger code of ethics and have adapted them. We […]

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