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The Series A Crunch in New Zealand – by Jenny Morel

Posted by: | 2017 | Investment | Jenny Morel | New Zealand | Venture Capital | 27.03.2017

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 […]

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Rex Bionics – Listing on the AIM market

Posted by: | Jenny Morel | New Zealand | Technology | 04.08.2014

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 […]

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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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Morgo

Posted by: | Cool Stuff | Jenny Morel | Marketing & Evangelism | Morgo | New Zealand | No8 Investments | 04.09.2009

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 […]

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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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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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