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Thursday 17 June 2021

Innovation

GoodFor chases down $2m capital raise target 11th June 2021 / /

GoodFor chases down $2m capital raise target

Package-free grocery store GoodFor is closing in on the half-way point of its capital raise target after the offer went live to the public this week.


Agritech venture Vence raises $16m 17th May 2021 /

Agritech venture Vence raises $16m

New Zealand virtual fencing startup, Vence, has raised $16m which will help it prepare for its entry into the Australian and US markets.


Show me the money – NZ’s play for the high-value nutrition market 4th May 2021 /

Show me the money – NZ’s play for the high-value nutrition market

Higher margin evidence-based health and wellness products present a huge opportunity to change the value of New Zealand’s agriculture and food sectors.


Perspectives: Food innovation needed now more than ever 20th April 2021

Perspectives: Food innovation needed now more than ever

Meeting climate change and environmental challenges means backing innovation, writes AgResearch’s Dr Trevor Stuthridge.


California’s Finistere targets NZ food tech startups with $40m fund 16th April 2021

California’s Finistere targets NZ food tech startups with $40m fund

The vehicle has attracted a $14m commitment from New Zealand Growth Capital Partners.


Plant-based ice cream start-up makes accelerator finals 13th April 2021 /

Plant-based ice cream start-up makes accelerator finals

A new plant-based ice cream is one of five business start-ups moving through to the final stage of Venture Taranaki’s business accelerator, the PowerUp Ideas Competition.


Founders look to the future with new $500m food tech collective 15th March 2021 /

Founders look to the future with new $500m food tech collective

Leading NZ food founders launch a new collective to grow the domestic food tech industry with an eye on long-term food stability.


Top 25 chosen for Food, Fibre and Agritech Supernode Challenge 11th March 2021 /

Top 25 chosen for Food, Fibre and Agritech Supernode Challenge

Participants would embark on an intensive seven-week accelerator programme, after which the top eight finalists would present to a panel of experts where they would compete for a share in a prize pool of more than $130,000.


Foodstarter comp goes national 25th November 2020

Foodstarter comp goes national

A competition to find innovative food and beverage startups has gone national in an effort to support new businesses and suppliers.


ASB unveils $200k grant pool for innovative ideas 11th November 2020

ASB unveils $200k grant pool for innovative ideas

ASB is offering four $50,000 grants for New Zealand businesses choosing to innovate amid the Covid-19 pandemic.