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Investment in Nordic data centre sector surpasses US$3b
New research from BroadGroup shows the data centre sector in the Nordic region continues its growth in leaps and bounds.
Global IT spend to increase to $3.7 trillion in 2018 - Gartner
The research and analysis company says communications services continue to drive the majority of spending.
Socially responsible investments made available on Sharesies
Managed funds usually have a $5,000 buy-in, but Sharesies members will have access to these funds with $5.
Akina Foundation launches Impact Investment Report
The Impact Investment report provides the rationale for impact investing in New Zealand.
Intel invests US$1billion in AI to "make the impossible possible”
Intel says it is deeply committed to unlocking the promise of AI.
Kiwi startup developing prospective musicians through gamification
New Zealand tech startup Melodics has raised US$1.2m in seed capital to take its instrument learning software to more aspiring musicians.
Former SpaceX employee accelerating NZ companies solving the world’s problems
Scott Nolan looks for founders with a unique view of the world, deep internal motivation, and a level of rigour driven by their own expectations.
Launch Taranaki and NZVIF to invest in local startups
The partnership with NZVIF’s Seed Co-Investment Fund – or SCIF - will bring more investment into innovative companies in the Taranaki region.
Fintech startup helps Kiwis invest $7m for retirement
Ilumony monitors publicly available KiwiSaver funds to deliver financial advice to users online.
Startup Sharesies hits milestone $1million invested through its app
Investment app Sharesies has a minimum buy-in of $5 and encourages New Zealanders to invest amounts they can afford, on a regular basis.
Seven key areas for your cybersecurity investments
As cyberattacks continue to proliferate prioritising where to focus resources to adequately protect your company is a challenge.
Singapore data center company plans $500m investment in India, wider APAC next
“Currently the market in India is underserved and supply-constrained and does not have world-class data centre facilities and operations."
Shareholders of Yota call out company for ‘urgent action and changes’
The group are ‘deeply concerned’ that China Baoli has mismanaged Yota and that there are huge changes needed for the smartphone company.
Disrupting the industry: Kiwi startup raises $1 million for digital expansion
“If you want a grumpy tradie you will need to use the Yellow Pages and phone around a bit.”
Palo Alto Networks forms $20m venture fund for budding security vendors
Palo Alto Networks has announced the formation of a $20 million security venture fund for seed, early and growth-stage security companies.
Changes ahead: Toyota & insurance partner make big investment in mobility app
Toyota Financial Services and Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Company have become significant investors in the Finnish growth company MaaS Global.
The $300m investment: New data center venture gets a kickstart
Princeton GV has a vision to create a new global telecommunications, media and technology infrastructure platform with a focus on data centers.
Salesforce announces US$50m fund to grow cloud consulting firms
Some of the investments in the new System Integrator Trailblazer Fund include 7Summits, Arxxus, and ATG.
Blockchain consortium R3 raises US$107m to fund financial distributed ledger infrastructure
Investors include major banks worldwide such as Bank of America, Barclays, Nordea, BNP Paribas Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and Societe Generale.
NZ tech sector seeing strong growth and investments – MBIE report
NZ’s rank at first in the world for ease of doing business by the World Bank Group is a huge drawcard for investors.
Chinese local government poised to invest in high tech startups – just move there
Free rent for the first three years, subsidies on intellectual property, and $10million angel investment funds – it’s almost too good to be true.
Australian international payments fintech secures $13m in Series A funding
Tencent, Sequoia Capital, and Mastercard were major investors in fueling Airwallex’s international expansion.
120 Japanese leaders coming to town to invest in aspiring NZ businesses
An opportunity for Auckland and its ambitious businesses to forge closer economic ties with a major trading partners is soon coming to town.
New Bitcoin trading platform brings investment to 'everyday New Zealanders'
"Bitcoin is a fairly new concept for most people, so we want to make it an accessible form of investment for everyday New Zealanders."