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ikeGPS listed on the NZX

Posted by: | Glenn Milnes | Innovation | Jenny Morel | Technology | 04.08.2014

No 8 Ventures is delighted to announce that ikeGPS, one of our portfolio companies, listed on the NZX market in New Zealand last week. ikeGPS measures anything from a distance – providing verified geo-located images, measurements from them, and rapid 3D models. The ike for the utility sector now sells under the GE brand as […]

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Check out the ikeGPS kickstarter project: Introducing Spike smartphone accessory

Posted by: | Glenn Milnes | Innovation | Investment | No8 Investments | Technology | 08.10.2013

We’d like to share a message from Glenn Milnes the CEO of ikeGPS, a No 8 Ventures portfolio company. Introducing Spike: the world’s first laser accurate smartphone accessory As a friend of ike I wanted you to be first to hear about the launch of Spike – the world’s first laser-accurate smartphone accessory that enables […]

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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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Proacta in Phase 2 clinical trials

Posted by: | Glenn Milnes | Innovation | Investment | No8 Investments | Venture Capital | 13.07.2009

Proacta’s lead compound, PR104, has entered Phase 2 clinical trials. This is an exciting milestone for the company. After showing signs of activity in early Phase 1 clinical trials – which establish how much of the drug can safely be administered, PR104 is now being evaluated in Phase 2 trials to test its efficacy for […]

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Former America’s Cup Chief Joins Martin Aircraft Company

Posted by: | Cool Stuff | Glenn Milnes | New Zealand | News | No8 Investments | Technology | 12.02.2009

We”re pleased to announce that Anthony Romano has joined the board of the Martin Aircraft Company.  Anthony is the former head of Luna Rossa”s 2007 America”s Cup syndicate, and prior to this was CEO of Calvin Klein Europe. His capability in building world class brands and his track record in developing businesses in the European market makes him an excellent fit within an already strong board.  In […]

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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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Surveylab and ikeGPS making waves

Posted by: | Cool Stuff | Glenn Milnes | Innovation | New Zealand | News | Technology | 11.09.2008

Surveylab and the ikeGPS product is having a real impact on the GPS handheld market. This review by Don Jewell, the editor of GPS World, is worth a read. We particularly liked his summary: ‘for their specific purpose they are certainly the best GPS devices I have ever seen or used, and the degree with […]

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No 8 Ventures congratulates Martin Aircraft Company on the world’s first practical jetpack!

Posted by: | Cool Stuff | Glenn Milnes | Innovation | Jenny Morel | New Zealand | News | No8 Investments | Venture Capital | 30.07.2008

Martin Aircraft Company today unveiled the world’s first practical jetpack at Airventure, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  This is the culmination of nearly 30 years of research and development by Glenn Martin and a team of avionic, technical, design and production experts.  For the next week the Martin Jetpack features as one of the star attractions alongside Virgin […]

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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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