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This article was published on 2 September 2020

Keep up to date with the latest Kiwi SaaS news and events

1 September 2020

Capital Education - A guide to raising capital in New Zealand

We have created capital education resources to help businesses understand the equity capital raising process in New Zealand. No matter what age or stage your company or innovation is at, these resources offer expert advice on how to raise the capital needed to build a thriving business - even in a COVID-19 impacted environment.



24 August 2020

Healthtech innovator Emergency Q named Hi-Tech Māori Company of the Year

In the midst of helping the nation respond to the COVID-19 crisis, healthtech innovator Emergency Q has been recognised with two NZ Hi-Tech Awards. It also won the Kiwibank Most Innovative Hi-Tech Service award and was a finalist in the NZ Growth Capital Partners Hi-Tech Start-Up Company of the Year category. 



20 August 2020

Build for Speed

Build for Speed supports SaaS businesses to identify and tackle key pain points, so they can get back to growing and innovating.

We're expanding our Build for Speed programme content, with the plan to deliver a total of 30 two to four-hour' workshops over the 12-month Kiwi SaaS activity period.



18 August 2020

Patient-led tech inspires COVID-19 response

Emergency Q is making its mark in the tech innovation space, having won the Most Innovative Technology Solution for the Public Good in 2018 at the NZ Hi-Tech Awards, and this year being a finalist in three categories. Integrated across primary and secondary care, its software enables patients and their whānau to view current wait times at emergency departments via their smartphone, so they can make informed decisions about where to get treatment, and avoid overcrowding emergency wait rooms for non-urgent needs. 



10 August 2020

NZ Trade Group

Tradies’ new tool for success

Andrewe Brown didn’t anticipate a future in tech. He originally set up NZ Trade Group to help himself and other ‘tradies’ get ahead, through a unique combination of software, suppliers and services. But it has since become something much bigger. 

NZ Trade Group’s cloud-based software, Katipolt, manages tradie’s quotes and jobs to help them improve profitability and save time. Member businesses remain independent but can access support tools, shared resources and group purchasing arrangements.



5 August 2020

Plink Software

App brings te reo alive

Plink Software, uses technology to connect Māori to their identity through language and whakapapa (genealogy). Chief executive Jeremy Banks has a lofty end goal for the business founded in 2015: “I want to see te reo Māori return to being a living language. We’re a long way from that, but that’s the aim.”



31 October 2019

Practice makes perfect

Practice makes perfect

For many of us, labouring over Three Blind Mice or Heart and Soul is what springs to mind when we think about music lessons.

And it’s one of the things Sam Gribben, founder of music learning software firm Melodics, kept hearing as he developed the idea for the company.



9 September 2019

PredictHQ co-founders Campbell Brown and Robert Kern
PredictHQ co-founders Campbell Brown and Robert Kern

The global Kiwi start-up

PredictHQ founder Campbell Brown’s advice to Kiwi tech start-ups is to go global as quickly as possible. If that sounds ambitious, he’s already walked the talk by building a business that has served global customers from day one.

Established just three years ago and counting Uber, Domino's and among its early customers, PredictHQ identified a major gap in the forecasting and marketing tools available to these international businesses.