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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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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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Sydney Venture Capital Conference

Posted by: | Investment | Jenny Morel | Venture Capital | 18.03.2009

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 […]

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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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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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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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Limited Partnership legislation comes into force

Posted by: | Getting Funded | Glenn Milnes | New Zealand | News | Tax & regulatory | Venture Capital | 06.05.2008

The new Limited Partnership Act 2008 came into force on 2 May 2008, which provides New Zealand with an internationally recognised regime to underpin investment in the venture capital and private equity industry.  This welcome legislation is the result of 5 years lobbying and development across our industry.  A summary of key aspects of the Act can be viewed on a dedicated section of the Companies […]

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Jenny and Andy in the news

Posted by: | Andy Lark | Glenn Milnes | Jenny Morel | New Zealand | Venture Capital | 23.10.2007

Both Jenny and Andy have been recognised for their contribution to the NZ tech sector and involvement across the wider NZ business community.  Listener have named Jenny among the 50 most powerful people in NZ in the fourth ListenerPower list while Andy has been named by Unlimited magazine as one of the country’s 45 most […]

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