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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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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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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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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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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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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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Always more out there

Posted by: | Innovation | Jenny Morel | New Zealand | Technology | Venture Capital | 12.07.2008

It’s amazing how even when you’ve been around in this small market for years, you keep getting wonderful surprises about the major development projects people get up and running on their own.  We’re finding lots of kiwis developing cool new products.  The big issue for us is helping to grow these into successful businesses.  There’s […]

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NZ Hi-Tech Awards

Posted by: | Glenn Milnes | Innovation | New Zealand | News | Technology | 23.10.2007

Congratulations to the finalists announced last week for the 2007 NZ Hi-Tech Awards.  It’s a great list of finalists that comprises some of the most dynamic organisations and individuals in the NZ tech sector.  As a first time committee member for the event, and having only recently returned to NZ, the breadth of innovation represented across a near record […]

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