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Q1 2024: New Zealand

The New Zealand tech news snapshot for Q1 2024 briefly captures headlines across items and industries including: NZ-based intellectual property tech for the metaverse; Japan’s space vehicle launch from New Zealand; animal-free whey protein alternative developments; the launch of Startup Aotearoa, the country’s national startups initiative; and more.

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  • New Zealand: AndFoods raises NZ$2.7M for development and marketing of allergen-free, seed-based creams and milk powders made from legume pulses / read it here
  • New Zealand: Neocrete raises US$4M seed funding with cement-replacement additive, building R&D towards target of cement-free, zero-carbon concrete by 2027 / read it here
  • New Zealand: Sandfly Security gain seed backing with focus on protecting the Linux systems underpinning critical infrastructure, and apps in robotics, edge devices, networking gear and more / read it here
  • Japan’s Astroscale launches rocket via New Zealand’s Rocket Lab services to inspect ‘dead’ rocket debris in orbit, aiming to identify method to remove this, and later, other, debris, from space / read it here
  • An intro to 5 Australian and New Zealand startups that collectively raised over $36M in the past week, working on solutions in fintech, foodtech, advertising and more / read it here
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  • New Zealand: Launch Club Aotearoa launches with 10-week pre-accelerator program for early-stage startups, in partnership with Australasia’s Startmate accelerator and investor / read it here
  • New Zealand: Innovation hubs across the nation have partnered to launch Startup Aotearoa, aiming to boost support and resources for the country’s startup ecosystem / read it here
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NZ Tech: January 2024

  • New Zealand’s Futureverse partners Ready Player One author to launch Readyverse Studios, aiming to integrate major IPs into the metaverse / read it here
  • New Zealand: Daisy Lab scales up production of precision-fermented protein alternative, an animal-free powdered whey protein made using yeast cultures / read it here
  • New Zealand-Ireland startup, Marama Labs, secures €1.75M with technology for complex liquid analysis in winemaking, allowing refinement of production processes / read it here
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