I believe New Zealand has more angel investors and more incubators per head of population than any other country on the planet. I can’t substantiate that but there is an amazing rich ecosystem of 1,000’s of start-up companies, eager small investors, and a handful of very experienced investor-director-mentors. And from this rich ecosystem stars have […]
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 […]
No 8 Ventures is delighted to announce that Rex Bionics, one of our portfolio companies, has listed on the AIM market in the UK, ticker RBX. Rex has always had an amazing product. Now it has the funding to scale the business. Rex Bionics’ Robotic Exoskeleton, Rex, enables wheelchair users to walk, including going up […]
Morgo went very well. Standing around in the warm sunshine at Waitangi with lots of exciting New Zealand companies. The offshore speakers provide a great spark. Bill Reichert from Garage Ventures was a popular speaker, and stayed around to lead a walking workshop on entrepreneurship on Saturday – where we ended up kayaking. The Aconex founders […]
Only a few days to go until Morgo. After a normal amount of chaos, teh programme is looking great. The Martin Jetpack will be there and, weather permitting, will fly for us. Particularly pleased to have some science speakers this year, headed by Catherine Mohr, a roboticist from Stanford. It was only after we pitched […]
Red Herring today announced that OpenCloud was named a WINNER of the Red Herring 100 Europe, an award given to the top 100 private technology companies based in the EMEA region each year. More great news for this No 8 Ventures investee!
At the Asian VC Journal Sydney conference a week ago, there was a lot of talk from the hard-pressed private equity guys – who have lost their bank leverage – about the great buying opportunities in the market now. However, the real opportunity has to be in the venture capital end of the market, which never […]
Here’s Jenny’s quick take on venture capital in NZ from Radio NZ nine to noon.
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 […]
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 […]