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ICE Angels NZ startup year in review 2014

Memorable moments in 2014 for New Zealand startups.

Tracey Thomson

on 13 January 2015

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New Zealand Startup Year in Review 2014
EFTPlus raises $500k
Eftplus closes first angel round lead by ICE Angels & attracts founding Managing Director of FlyBuys, Steve Lobb, as Chair
Vend raises $20m from Peter Theil
Vend raises US$20m in funding round co-led by Peter Theil's Valar Ventures and Square Peg Capital.
Claudia Batten wins Supreme Award
Claudia Batten named recipient of the Supreme World Class New Zealander Award
1Above Kiosk in Sydney
Launches kiosk in Sydney Airport
RocketLab's Electron Rocket
RocketLab sets New Zealand to pioneer space with world leading rocket technology
SCIF 100th Investment
EY Entrepreneur of the Year
Snowball Effect & Renaissance Brewing
Raise $700,000 in NZ's first equity crowd-funding campaign
Entrepreneurs' Challenge
Winners: Stqry, 90 Seconds & TranscrbeMe
Crimson Consulting raises $1.4m from ICE Angels & Julian Robertson
Booktrack Raises $3M Series A to accelerate US growth
Kea launches the Kea App
Launches in Japan
AANZ Summit
Orion Health wins Innovation Award
Supreme Award winner at 2014 American Chamber of Commerce DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards.
Lady Gaga & Shuttlerock
On tour to Japan, Lady Gaga gets fans to upload content.
Puteko wins an Auggie Award
Augmented Reality Awards: Puteko wins
Auggie Award for best App with colAR Mix.
Ray Thomson wins ArcAngel Award
Parrot Analytics finalist for MIPCube Lab
Optima sale to Intermedix
Microsoft acquires GreenButton
NZ Hi-Tech Awards
NZX Launches NXT
4th Annual New Zealand Angel Investment Showcase
Voyager Internet tops Deloitte Fast 50
Spark $100k Challenge winners
Xero share price reaches $44.98
10 March 2014
3 year contract with
McDonalds Japan
TranscribeMe & FureTrek
Partnership to launch crowd-sourced transcription in Japan
NZVIF's Seed Co Investment Fund invests in 100th startup.
Jucy announces UK expansion in 2015
Modlar Reaches $50m in Monthly Specification Value
GoodWorld pitch to President Obama
Makes cover of New York Times
Winner: Dan Radcliffe, International Volunteer HQ
Stolen Rum's NY Fashion Week debut attracts trouble with Coca-cola
Eftplus wins NZ Innovators Award
For Innovation in Marketing & Communications
Orion Health IPO hits $1b market cap
PowerbyProxi lands deal with Texas Instruments, world's 3rd largest semiconducter producer
Star86 wins Pixel Award
Games winner & Peoples Champ
Wipster launches at SXSW festival
ACA Summit in Washington DC
10 New Zealand Angels attend and hosted the Leading Lights dinner.
Lightning Lab Demo Day
Grid/AKL Launches
Hapara takes Kiwi teaching tools to over 18k US educators at ISTE conference in Atlanta
PowerbyProxi in Forbes
Sam Altman & Scott Nolan visit NZ
Varigate syndicated with OurCrowd
Hunter Safety Lab Supreme Winner
Global from Day One makes 9th investment
DriKolor on shelves in Mitre10
And Melbourne
Asian Business Angels Forum
8 New Zealand Angels rub shoulders with Asia-Pacific Angels at ABAF in Hong Kong
Over 100 Angels attend summit in Auckland
Keynote speaker: John Huston
Tom McCaskill
Catherine Mott
Jim Connor
NZ Super invests $78.5M in LanzaTech
Intel invests in Performance Lab
Kandid presents at DEMO
Oliver Johnston and Janum Treiedi
Kiwi co-founders join the ranks of Tivo & Salesforce as alumni of the DEMO conference
Mobot demos with BBUSA & Flocorp
Optima's technology to be incorporated into Intermedix's 2000+ hospital network across the United States
Wins the opportunity to pitch at the world's leading TV and entertainment trade show in France.
Connecting over 500k Kiwis worldwide
Innovation precinct welcomes its first residents
Fuel50 featured at HR Tech Conference
Recognised in US top five Awesome New Startup Technologies for HR
Stolen Rum launches in Miami
OurCrowd, Israeli equity-based crowdfunding platform, believes in their revolutionary crop irrigation technology
Winners include Guy Horrocks, Microsoft, Vend, Animation Research, Orion Health, Mindscape, Delta Strike, Vigil
Cargo Bike Bars
Provides capital to develop and scale their intuitive fitness & coaching platform
Named Best Product at 2014 Best Design Awards
10 companies raised over $5m from 102 investors
5 companies raised $2.2m from over 50 investors
Enterprise Angels launch $2m EA Fund 1
Biodiscovery backed by Vinod Khosla
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