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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 Ranked One of Deloitte’s Fastest Growing Companies on ‘Technology Fast 500′

Posted by: | No8 Investments | Technology | 08.10.2013

Congratulatons OpenCloud! OpenCloud Ranked One of Deloitte’s Fastest Growing Companies on ‘Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2012 Telecoms software innovator OpenCloud today announced it ranked as the 23rd fastest growing telecoms company in Europe. The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2012, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in EMEA, placed OpenCloud as 129th […]

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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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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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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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