Venture from the Cloud - Australia 2016

‘Venture from the Cloud’ was held in Australia on the 30th of November 2016. This event successfully showcased of some of New Zealand’s most innovative companies.

The evening comprised of presentations from a select group of Fintech, Medtech and B2Btech companies who were exhibiting their technology solutions. The companies pitching were post-revenue and were seeking to raise growth funding or expansion capital.

Harmoney

Harmoney offers personal loans to creditworthy borrowers. Launched in 2014, Harmoney has offices in three countries and has assessed over $2 billion in personal loan applications to date. Labelled “One to Watch” at the Deloitte Fast 50 2015, Harmoney is a high-growth disruptive force in the Australian and New Zealand market, with record-breaking results. Winner of New Zealand Innovators Award 2015; ranked 15th on the Tech Pioneer’s Top 50; winner of UK’s Innovation & Excellence Award for Peer to Peer Lending 2016; and named by the Sydney Morning Herald as a Kiwi start-up hero, Harmoney is Australasia’s largest and fastest-growing marketplace lender.

Latipay

Latipay is a first-to-market FinTech business whose platform provides an online solution that focuses on enterprise and SME level merchants. Latipay’s platform allows Chinese payers with a CNY (Chinese Yuan) bank account to pay for goods and services, whilst a global merchant receives full payment for the goods direct to their bank account, in local currency. Chinese payers can make payment through 19 of the main Chinese online banks or their Alipay, JDPay, Baidu, Tenpay and WeChat wallets; they can also pay in their preferred currency of CNY. The bi-lingual platform solves the significant dissatisfaction within the education, export, insurance, software and travel verticals among the Chinese and local market payers and merchants. Latipay operates within the Chinese Government approved S.A.F.E (State Administration Foreign Exchange).

Shareclarity

Shareclarity provides independent, institutional-grade company analysis comparable to that of an investment bank or fund manager. What makes Shareclarity unique is that: their analyses can be discussed and changed; their valuations are updated in real-time and accessible ‘in the moment’; they value companies of all sizes; and operate under a low-cost freemium subscription model.

Mish Guru

Mish Guru is a SaaS based content management and analytics platform that helps brands market to Snapchat’s 150 million daily active users. Mish Guru’s desktop solution gives marketers insights on how their campaigns are performing, the ability to moderate and storyboard content, as well as the opportunity to include their fans and consumers in their activations – all features that the mobile-only Snapchat app doesn’t provide.

Postr

Postr is an app development company based in Wellington with operational activity in Australia and across South East Asia. Postr builds white label apps for telcos across the world. Postr is an innovative mobile advertising platform that enables global telecom operators to monetise the mobile lock screen with targeted advertising for their Android subscribers. Android users who download and use the app are rewarded with free data.

Vesper Marine

Vesper Marine provide award winning software and hardware safety solutions for asset tracking and collision avoidance in the marine, oil & gas, mining and space verticals. Vesper Marine is a recognised global leader in asset tracking and collision avoidance technology, with significant intellectual property that differentiates it from its competitors. Regulatory change is a key driver of demand for Vesper Marine’s solutions.

Wipster

Wipster is a SaaS web app capitalising on the explosion of business video. By streamlining the video review and approval process for thousands of corporate marketing departments around the world, Wipster is changing how the enterprise views creativity.

Xtracta

Xtracta provides leading-edge data extraction technology. The technology is powered by proprietary and domain-specific artificial intelligence to automatically retrieve and process data from documents, removing the need for manual entry or traditional “template based” automated extraction.

ARANZ Medical

ARANZ Medical is a provider of Health Informatics and 3D scanning solutions for international health care markets. Clinical specialties currently targeted include wound care, orthotics and prosthetics. The Silhouette product suite provides fully integrated imaging and informatics for capturing, analysing and sharing chronic wound information. The FastSCAN 3D laser scanner accurately maps the human body shape allowing accurate fitting of orthotics and prosthetics. Both products have been shown to improve delivery of care and reduce costs. Revenue is primarily from recurring software licenses, but also includes the sale of hardware and services.

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