ZX Security is a specialist cyber security consultancy with staff in New Zealand, Asia & Europe. It tests and finds vulnerabilities in an organisation’s networks, cloud environments, buildings and more. ZX also provides senior leadership security advice specific to customer environments. Ian talks about the importance of the company’s employees in building a company whose customers around the world range from start-ups to a company with over a million employees.
Portainer is a container management system for Kubernetes, Docker/Swarm, and Nomad that simplifies container operations so you can deliver software to more places, faster. Neil talks about the challenges of commercialising open source software and of building a business out into the world from New Zealand. The company now has thousands of customers across the world.
Dinosaur Polo Club is an independent game development studio, founded by Peter & Robert Curry. Well known for its award-winning games, Mini Metro and Mini Motorways, the last couple of years have seen the studio grow, and they’re now working on some exciting new games. With an inclusive and supportive culture Chantelle, CEO, and Niamh, COO, talk about growing the business and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.
Calocurb’s natural product capsules reduce appetite to help with weight loss. The active ingredient was developed by Plant & Food Research, who work alongside Calocurb in clinical trials. An FDA approved drug for weight loss in the US has the same course of action, costs a lot more and must be injected – with side effects. Calocurb’s sales of capsules have taken off as a result! Sarah talks about building a business based on science with most functions outsourced.
Spidertracks was born on the back of a huge personal tragedy and an incredibly inefficient search and rescue effort following a high-profile helicopter accident in 2005. Initially solving the problem of locating an aircraft in distress, today Spidertracks is the preferred provider of aircraft tracking, flight following and flight safety insights for thousands of commercial operators across the general aviation sector.
CONQA is an online platform to give construction contractors quality assurance as you go – not as an afterthought, making quality assurance into a genuine measure of progress and saving time and money. CONQA can help construction businesses reduce defects, minimise risk, track progress and support your payment claims, altogether enhancing your reputation in the market. It now has close to 60 people across Australia & NZ and is poised for further expansion.
Darryn and WayBeyond are on a mission to transform the way greenhouse and protected crops are grown using sensors, data, and AI. Three years of deep R&D was followed by the launch of Folium (an IoT network of sensors) and its digital farming platform, FarmRoad in 2020. It now has more than 35 enterprise customers across North America, Europe, Africa, China and Australasia, who represent thousands of hectares growing fresh produce supply fed to millions of people.
APIMatic makes the integration of its customers APIs as simple as possible. It provides documentation, SDKs, Code Samples, Assisted Authentication, Test Cases, CI/CD integrations - and keeps them updated if the API changes. Its Code Generation Engine emits code in a variety of languages. APIMatic is currently being used in over 190 countries. It employs over 60 people in Auckland, San Francisco and Islamabad.
Pictor is an in-vitro diagnostics company that has a patented multiplex platform for highly accurate testing for complex and infectious diseases in human and animal health. PictArray™ multiplex technology makes it possible to detect multiple disease markers in a single test simultaneously. The lead product is a diagnostic for Covid 19 which can detect multiple antibodies. The company has also developed tests for M. bovis, for maternal infections and other diseases.
FileInvite transforms the way you collect information from your clients – hassle free and on time. No longer do you have to receive multiple emails from clients, files that are too big, the wrong data. It has customers in real estate, banking, mortgage broking, accountants, lawyers, insurance brokers, website designers … James talks about their founding story, raising money through to a US Series A. It now has over 30 million files collected securely.
Milan is CEO & a co-founder of First AML, which streamlines the entire anti-money laundering (AML) onboarding and compliance process. The company was founded in 2017. In 2021 it was named by LinkedIn as one of NZ’s top 10 start-ups, tripling its headcount that year to 75. It now has 160 people. Its cloud-based know-your-customer (KYC) passport allows complex entities to share their verification across multiple companies & geographies.
Cin7 was started by Danny Ing in 2012 to provide connected inventory and a point-of-sale system for small & medium businesses who sell through multiple channels. In 2019, the company received significant investment from a US PE firm and David joined as CEO to scale the company into the world. At that time the company had 140 employees in Auckland and 1,800 customers. Now the company has about 400 staff around the world and 8,000 customers.
Mike is a founder & co-CEO of Joyous, an enterprise conversation app. Joyous is designed to make everyone feel comfortable talking about work, encouraging feedback to drive positive changes at every level of the organisation - from individuals up. Joyous unlocks authentic conversations for teams: building a sense of belonging, boosting engagement, retention and eNPS. It gathers the expertise of your team, identifies actionable themes, and solves critical challenges.
Christopher leads Fabrum, a precision engineering company in Christchurch which has developed world-leading cryogenic technology. The AFCryocooler technology was chosen by NASA for use on the MARS Lander. And the America’s Cup team went to Fabrum to develop the technology for hydrogen powered foiling chase boats, which Fabrum developed in 5 weeks. Fabrum is driven by developing technological excellence whilst leaving the lightest footprint possible on the earth.
Richard is the CEO & co-founder of Totara whose learning and talent management platform is used by organisations across many sectors, governments & not-for-profits throughout the world. Totara leverages open code to enable more flexibility for the customer, and deliver better value. The objective is to lower barriers to using enterprise level learning technologies and unlock new innovation potential.
Reason is a digital marketing agency that helps ambitious businesses around the world re-imagine and realise their opportunity for growth through digital. It charges on how well it performs, not on how much is spent. As a result, it is one of Asia Pacific's fastest growing digital companies. Two years ago it spun out a SaaS company, Rescue Metrics, to give clients full visibility over conversion analytics.
Catalyst IT develops and supports expert open source solutions: UX and design, eLearning, website development, training, library management, enterprise solutions, document management & cloud hosting. With 25 years of experience, Catalyst IT has worked with organisations across the globe, spanning all sectors. It now has 400 people, with offices in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the UK.
Over 25,000 tradespeople around the world use Tradify job tracking software. It promises to be the fastest, simplest and easiest way to run a business: invoicing, quoting and scheduling integrate with existing accounting solutions. You can use it on desktop, tablet and mobile, anywhere, anytime. Michael brings a wealth of business experience to the job of scaling Tradify out into the world.
ZeroJet is a fast-growing start-up developing high performance electric jet propulsion systems for boats. Its vision is to eliminate combustion engines on small watercraft, such as tenders. Did you know that 10,000 outboards produce the same emissions as 1.5 million cars? ZeroJet is the first jet propulsion system to be designed specifically for an electric motor, accelerating the marine industry's transition to sustainable energy.
NanoLayr uses nanofibre as a technology platform to solve many industry needs in markets ranging from composite reinforcement to cosmetic applications and filter media for use in facemasks. Using the process of electrospinning, and only the finest materials, it creates custom-made fibres, delivering revolutionary products to multiple markets including filtration, cosmetics and healthcare, textiles, composites and electronics.