We’ve just announced our $2m investment into Quantifi Photonics’ $15m capital raise alongside Punakaiki Fund, Simplicity, Nuance Connected Capital, Aspire and K1W1. Quantifi is an Auckland-based company that develops complex test and measurement equipment for the optical communications industry, to enable the next generation of data centers and computer processors. Quantifi Photonics is on a…

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Orbis has outgrown its part time jumpstart team and requires a full-time commercial team.  Orbis is currently recruiting for an experienced high-growth CEO, Chief Operations Officer, and an Immunologist. CEO – Orbis’ technology has developed successfully and it now seeks a full time CEO to focus on global commercialisation. The position requires experience in introducing…

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About us: Pacific Channel invests in smart people solving hard problems to create a better future. We aim to provide capital, capability and connections to NZ-based ‘deep-tech’ companies based on breakthrough science and advanced engineering innovation. Through this support, we seek to create significant value and thereby impact for New Zealand, our stakeholders and all…

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    Orbis Diagnostics, an Auckland-based Pacific Channel portfolio company developing an immunity test for Covid-19, has just signed a significant partnership with French multinational IDEMIA. Orbis’ test is not for the virus itself, but to assess whether an individual has developed effective immunity due to natural exposure to the virus or through a vaccine.…

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Pacific Channel will invest the fund into deep-tech ventures built around breakthrough technology, solving worthwhile problems and creating meaningful global impact and value. The fund will invest into around 25 kiwi-based deep-tech companies developing clean-tech, agri-tech, future foods, advanced engineering and manufacturing innovation. The fund brings together several private investors as well as New Zealand…

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Vortex Power Systems – a spin out from the University of Auckland’s Wind Engineering lab, is developing a novel method of generating electricity from wasted heat, has achieved a key milestone in validating its technology. Vortex’s technology utilises the wasted heat (in the form of water vapour) to fuel a man-made atmospheric buoyancy vortex. The…

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InsituGen is developing a novel test which we believe will revolutionise steroid testing. The test can measure the anabolic effect of steroid use, meaning it enables detection of previously uncharacterised substances used to enhance performance. The past decade has seen numerous drug cheating scandals in international sports. Sport wants to provide a level playing field,…

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