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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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TED

Posted by: | Cool Stuff | Innovation | Jenny Morel | Technology | Views | 10.02.2009

Just spent an amazing few days at TED. Had the opportunity to present a new video of the Martin Jetpack – using the Alarmclock blog below as the lead in. The best description I heard of TED is “that it is like going back to School, but having only the best lecturers and having only […]

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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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Morgo

Posted by: | Cool Stuff | Innovation | Jenny Morel | Marketing & Evangelism | Morgo | New Zealand | News | 01.09.2008

Just back from Morgo. The best couple of days in a long time. The purpose is to give everyone a re-charge, to excite them about the business of being entrepreneurs, and it certainly seemed to do that. Lots of stars, including Glenn Martin talking about his Jetpack, Didier Elzinga from Rising Sun Pictures, Bill Day […]

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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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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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