Three Kiwi tech start-ups gain chance to pitch to global investors in Australia

Three Kiwi tech start-ups gain chance to pitch to global investors in Australia

02 November 2017

The Green Fairy, The Clinician, and The Social Club have been selected to attend the Tech Crunch Startup Alley, part of the first ever Tech Crunch Battlefield Australasia on 16 November.

The three companies were judged the best of 12 Kiwi tech start-ups who last night pitched to local and international investors at the 2017 New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Tech Shed Investment Showcase in Auckland.

All three will now travel to Sydney in two weeks’ time to exhibit their products at the Tech Crunch Startup Alley.

“These three companies highlight the type of innovative emerging tech we are seeing across New Zealand,” says NZTE General Manager of Investment Dylan Lawrence.

“We have a thriving eco-system of tech companies who are born global. These three companies have shown that they have a great product that can be applied around the world.

“But more importantly, they also have good management in place that can help them to take their idea and make it succeed.

“In the past four years NZTE has hosted nine showcases that have led to over $150m being invested in kiwi companies. At the Tech Shed event the 12 companies were aiming to raise around $15m in total investment funding, and the NZTE team are confident we can help them all achieve this.”

“We are proud to have the opportunity to partner with TechCrunch to find the best of the best in new kiwi tech and send them to Startup Alley Sydney,” says Lawrence.

The three companies were judged the best out of 12 who pitched at the NZTE Tech Shed Investment Showcase in Auckland last night by an international panel of investors.

The Green Fairy

The Green Fairy is an educational and fun fantasy world viewed using augmented reality. It is a hybrid production; part-cartoon, part-video game that aims to disrupt children’s entertainment.

The Clinician

The Clinician is changing the way healthcare is measured and delivered. The Clinician provides hospitals and healthcare organisations with a cloud-based platform to collect and analyse data from patients which greater quality and effectiveness of care.

The Social Club

The Social Club is New Zealand’s number one influencer marketing platform. It connects social media influencers with brands and agencies leading to easy-to-run and authentic social media campaigns.

About NZTE Investment

NZTE is New Zealand international trade promotion and business development agency. 

We have a single purpose: growing companies internationally, bigger, better and faster, for the benefit of New Zealand.

Our investment team works with New Zealand companies to build their investment readiness and connect them to domestic and international investors.

About Tech Shed 2017

NZTE and the Angel Association of New Zealand worked together to hold Tech Shed 2017 on the opening evening of the Angel Association Summit.

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise has also partnered with international media company TechCrunch to find the best of the best in new Kiwi tech.

The top three pitches at the Tech Shed event will now continue on to Sydney to exhibit at Startup Alley on 16 November 2017, and be in for a chance to pitch at TechCrunch’s first ever Battlefield Australia

For more information and to see a full list of companies who pitched at the event see our Investment Showcase page.

See photos from Tech Shed 17 here.

Tech Shed 17