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Crowdfunding stories

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Criminals preying on generosity to steal donations: Avast
Fri, 7th Jul 2023
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email security
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cybersecurity
Avast researchers have identified a video campaign from an organisation claiming to be collecting money for sick children, which are actually scam sites.
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It's official, WhiteLabel NZ goes into liquidation
Mon, 16th Jan 2023
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it distributors
The story of WhiteLabelNZ has ended abruptly with the company's liquidation following an unsuccessful fundraising campaign.
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Whitelabel NZ fundraising effort fails to meet goal
Mon, 5th Dec 2022
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it distributors
Whitelabel NZ's failed fundraising campaign and alleged misleading information about its business practices have raised concerns.
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The imminent failure of WhiteLabel NZ, liquidation next?
Thu, 1st Dec 2022
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it distributors
Outsourced sales & marketing company, WhiteLabel NZ, faces financial troubles as staff leave & funds are owed. #BusinessNews #WhiteLabelNZ.
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Aussie app startup raises $1M through crowd-sourced funding campaign
Fri, 7th Jan 2022
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crowdfunding
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retail
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apps
Australian tech startup Cogniss raises $1.1m in successful equity crowdfunding campaign, exceeding its target and enabling plans for global growth.
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Plant a tree, save the planet: The Kiwis taking tech to the forest
Fri, 16th Oct 2020
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sustainable it
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drones
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crowdfunding
Auckland lawyer Nick Muir has founded TreeTime, an app that allows users to buy and track their own tree, helping to protect the environment.
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Aussie agritech company turns to equity crowdfunding to aid expansion
Wed, 16th Sep 2020
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Aussie AgTech firm DIT tech eyes expansion via crowdfunding.
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Spark Foundation puts Givealittle up for sale
Mon, 24th Jun 2019
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Spark New Zealand’s charitable arm ‘Spark Foundation’ is eyeing up the sale of popular Kiwi not-for-profit crowdfunding platform Givealittle.
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Safety solutions startup wins ‘radical generosity’ funding
Thu, 18th Apr 2019
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Guardian Angel Security was one of five New Zealand businesses selected by 500 women (SheEO Activators) who contributed $1100 each.
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Tā Koha: The new crowdfunding programme for Māori businesses
Mon, 27th Aug 2018
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digital transformation
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Tā Koha will support Māori business and social ventures that wish to use ‘crowd power’ or whanau supporters to fund the kaupapa they care about most.
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PledgeMe raises $500,000 in just four days - so what are its plans?
Mon, 13th Aug 2018
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New Zealand crowdfunding platform PledgeMe has raised $500,000 of its $900,000 equity crowdfunding goal in just four days.
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Wellington tech companies benefit from record levels of early-stage investment
Fri, 6th Jul 2018
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business
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The rising investment in the New Zealand technology sector is supposedly a reflection of its strong performance globally.
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This camera’s easy installation is revolutionising security
Tue, 13th Mar 2018
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smart home
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LightCam revolutionises home security with bulb that doubles as smart camera, no wires needed.
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Ethique raises half a million dollars in less than a day
Mon, 2nd Oct 2017
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smartphones
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apple
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technology gifts
Christchurch's Ethique clinches £500,000 in a record day to fuel fight against plastic waste with eco-friendly beauty bars.
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Social enterprise Ethique launches second equity crowdfunding campaign
Mon, 25th Sep 2017
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smartphones
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apple
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technology gifts
Ethique seeks to propel eco-friendly beauty global with fresh campaign on PledgeMe.
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Medical record software startup raises over $500,000 through PledgeMe
Thu, 14th Sep 2017
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Noted hit their maximum goal of its private equity crowdfunding campaign $500,000 in less than two weeks after launching its campaign.
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PledgeMe to explore Australian market as equity crowdfunding legislation changes
Mon, 11th Sep 2017
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business
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PledgeMe has received a spot in the HotDesQ programme run by the Queensland government and will be setting up in Brisbane.
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Six finalists announced for Wellington Low Carbon Challenge
Mon, 28th Aug 2017
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wellington city council
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Six eco-pioneers vie for £45k fund in Wellington's Low Carbon Challenge, promoting sustainable surf boards, biofuel, and more.
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Kiwi startup launches crowdfunding campaign to fund next stage of growth
Tue, 8th Aug 2017
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digital music
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Auckland-based social enterprise The Module Project have made major inroads with their long-lasting and upgradeable mobile wireless speaker, Decibel.
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Khonology: Competition or collaboration between fintech and banks?
Thu, 6th Jul 2017
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fintech
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Fintech firms are posing competition to traditional financial institutions after the 2008 financial crisis, says crowdfunding provider WLCF.
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Christchurch couple launch Kickstarter to make South Island’s first cat café a reality
Thu, 29th Jun 2017
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christchurch
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Husband and wife team Alyssa O’Connor and Nate Ball have raised $13,000 towards the $25,000 they need to get the cafe off the ground.
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Kiwi team successfully crowdfunds as-a-service global tracking device
Thu, 1st Jun 2017
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business
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subscription billing
The magpie service includes an app and a free GPS device that is one of the smallest and smartest on the market.
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Kiwi company crowdfunding to expand “airbnb of cars”
Wed, 10th May 2017
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finance, leasing & rental
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business
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Auckland's MyCarYourRental, the 'airbnb of cars', seeks £800k via crowdfunding for community-driven expansion.
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​Kiwi payroll company turns to crowdfunding ahead of IRD changes
Mon, 20th Mar 2017
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accounting systems
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payroll systems
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digital banking
Dunedin and Wellington-based social enterprise Thankyou Payroll is launching an equity crowdfunding campaign to fund development and prepare for IRD changes.