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0 PledgeMe moving to funding of equities

Online crowd-funding platform PledgeMe has announced it is moving into equity crowd-funding – and founder Anna Guenther could not be more excited.

It followed Cabinet’s recent approval of new regulations for crowd-funding and peer-to-peer lending, as part of the Government’s financial market overhaul.

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0 Extreme accounting? NZ’s rugged tech startups aim high with business software, not social media

New Zealand technology firms are rolling into global markets, selling software to businesses that locks down mundane tasks like accounting and expenses, rather than developing slick social media apps that consumers download free of charge.

Led by Wellington-based Xero Ltd and its self-styled “beautiful accounting software”, the South Pacific island nation’s blossoming cloud-based tech industry is now the country’s third-biggest export earner behind dairy and tourism.

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0 Murray inquiry to focus on venture capital

In a speech on his Financial System Inquiry last week, chair David Murray voiced his interest in exploring ways to create a “more dynamic” venture capital funding environment in Australia.

The comments were welcomed by the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) who have highlighted the significant challenges in fundraising across both the venture capital and private equities industries in recent years.

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0 MyWave makes chairman and CTO appointments

Cloud software start-up MyWave has appointed Phil Norman to the position of chairman and James Ladd to the position of chief technology officer.

MyWave founder and CEO Geraldine McBride says the board chairman and CTO appointments are important steps as MyWave begins its first round of private equity capital raising and builds its Melbourne-based software development team.

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