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Top 14 Startups in New Zealand in 2024

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Countless startups in the New Zealand are being launched every day.

Many fail because they did not learn from the success of other companies who've managed to rise above.

We just published this list of 14 well-known and fast-growing New Zealand companies that impressed investors.


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1) Soul Machines

Soul Machines

Soul Machines creates emotionally intelligent and responsive avatars that alter how people engage with machines.

Details of the startup:

  • State: Auckland
  • City: Auckland
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Greg Cross, Mark Sagar
  • Industries: Artificial Intelligence, E-Learning, Information Technology, Machine Learning, Software, Virtual Reality
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $65,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 7 (Salesforce Ventures, Temasek Holdings, ICONIQ Capital, Horizons Ventures, Lakestar)

You can find their website here.

2) Timely

Timely

Timely is a privately held firm that provides software for scheduling appointments.

Details of the startup:

  • State: Otago
  • City: Dunedin
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Andrew Schofield, Ryan Baker, William Berger
  • Industries: Beauty, Cloud Computing, E-Commerce, iOS, SaaS, Scheduling, Service Industry, Software, Wellness
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: NZ$8,300,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 1 (Movac)

You can find their website here.

3) Vend

Vend

Vend sells iPad, Mac, and PC POS software, inventory management, ecommerce, and customer loyalty.

Details of the startup:

  • State: Auckland
  • City: Auckland
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Vaughan Rowsell
  • Industries: E-Commerce, Enterprise Software, Point of Sale, Retail, Retail Technology, SaaS, Software
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $46,453,056
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 9 (Point Nine, Square Peg Capital, Valar Ventures, Movac, Larsen Ventures)

You can find their website here.

4) Vital

Vital

Emergency Department Software as a Service (SaaS) on the Cloud

Details of the startup:

  • State: Auckland
  • City: Auckland
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Aaron Patzer, Justin Schrager
  • Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Health Care, SaaS, Software
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $6,200,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 10 (First Round Capital, SV Angel, Threshold, Refactor Capital, Bragiel Brothers)

You can find their website here.

5) Centrality

Centrality

Centrality is working on a peer-to-peer blockchain exchange.

Details of the startup:

  • State: Auckland
  • City: Auckland
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Aaron McDonald, Jerry Yuan
  • Industries: Apps, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Developer Platform, Information Technology, Marketplace
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $95,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 1 (Crypto Chan)

You can find their website here.

6) Crimson Education

Crimson Education

Crimson Education is an Edutech company that specializes in university admissions consulting.

Details of the startup:

  • State: Auckland
  • City: Parnell
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Jamie Beaton
  • Industries: Consulting, EdTech, Education, Tutoring
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding: $25,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 4 (K1W1, Icehouse Ventures, Chow Tai Fook, Solborn Investment)

You can find their website here.

7) Portainer

Portainer

Swarm and Kubernetes environments are built, managed, and maintained with Portainer, a streamlined, expert GUI management toolset.

Details of the startup:

  • State: Auckland
  • City: Auckland
  • Founders: Neil Cresswell
  • Industries: Information Technology, Software
  • Funding: $7,200,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 6 (Bessemer Venture Partners, K1W1, Movac, Sonae IM, Black Nova Group)

You can find their website here.

8) LawVu

LawVu

LawVu is a legal operations platform that integrates matter management, contract management, and vendor management into a single platform.

Details of the startup:

  • State: Gisborne
  • City: Tauranga
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Sam Kidd, Tim Boyne
  • Industries: Enterprise Software, Information Technology, Legal, Legal Tech, Management Consulting, Professional Services, SaaS, Software
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $6,596,180
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 3 (Shasta Ventures, AirTree Ventures, New Zealand Growth Capital Partners)

You can find their website here.

9) Halter

Halter

Halter is changing the way cattle herd management is done.

Details of the startup:

  • State: Auckland
  • City: Auckland
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Craig Piggott, Max Olson
  • Industries: Agriculture, AgTech, Hardware, Software
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding: NZ$40,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 9 (Founders Fund, DCVC, Promus Ventures, Blackbird Ventures, Ubiquity Ventures)

You can find their website here.

10) Mooven

Mooven

Mooven makes products for the transportation industry that help to increase efficiency by using proactive, real-time decision tools.

Details of the startup:

  • State: Auckland
  • City: Auckland
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Micah Gabriels
  • Industries: Information Technology, Intelligent Systems, Software
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: NZ$5,335,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 4 (Mark Clayton, Peter Beguely, Equity Venture Partners, Five V Capital)

You can find their website here.

11) UneeQ

UneeQ

Artificial Intelligence, Software as a Service, and Technology

Details of the startup:

  • State: Auckland
  • City: Auckland
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Danny Tomsett
  • Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, Machine Learning, SaaS, Software
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $10,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 2 (Icehouse Ventures, Alium Capital)

You can find their website here.

12) Ubco

Ubco

Utility Electric Vehicles (UEVs) and Portable Power Supplies are designed, developed, and distributed by Ubco, a New Zealand-based technology business.

Details of the startup:

  • State: Bay of Plenty
  • City: Otumoetai
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Anthony Clyde, Daryl Neal, Timothy Allan
  • Industries: AgTech, Automotive, Electric Vehicle, Manufacturing, Software, Transportation
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: NZ$10,450,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 1 (Enterprise Angels)

You can find their website here.

13) Shuttlerock

Shuttlerock

Shuttlerock is a mobile-first creative agency with unprecedented speed and scalability.

Details of the startup:

  • State: Nelson
  • City: Nelson
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Jonathan Hendriksen
  • Industries: Advertising, Advertising Platforms, Apps, Content Marketing, Facebook, Mobile Apps, Social Media Marketing, Video, Video Advertising
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $9,836,280
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 16 (OPT, Mamoru Taniya, Global from Day One, Ice Angels, Jonathan Hendriksen)

You can find their website here.

14) Unleashed Software

Unleashed Software

For small, medium, and large businesses, Unleashed Software delivers a real-time inventory management software.

Details of the startup:

  • State: Auckland
  • City: Takapuna
  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Greg Murphy
  • Industries: E-Commerce, SaaS, Small and Medium Businesses, Software
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $20,300,000
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 5 (K1W1, Movac, Craig Winkler, Milford Asset Management, Lewis Holdings)

You can find their website here.

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