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Jenny Morel interviews entrepreneurs building tech & other high growth companies going global from New Zealand and Australia.

Jenny Morel interviews entrepreneurs building tech & other high growth companies going global from New Zealand and Australia.
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New Zealand

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Jenny Morel interviews entrepreneurs building tech & other high growth companies going global from New Zealand and Australia.

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English


Episodes

Dean Hall

9/15/2019
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Dean is best known for creating the zombie apocalypse PC game DayZ. In 2014 he started his own games development company, Rocketwerkz, which now has 50 people in Dunedin and is hiring in Auckland. Tencent, the largest games publisher in the world, is an investor in Rocketwerkz, allowing the company to pursue large projects. rocketwerkz.com

Duration:00:24:11

Leanne Kemp

9/8/2019
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With extensive experience in emerging technology, business, jewellery and insurance, Leanne is pushing boundaries with Everledger, addressing real-world challenges through driving transparency and trust along global supply chains using emerging technology. Everledger provides an immutable distributed ledger for diamond identification and transaction verification for stakeholders from insurance companies to claimants and law enforcement agencies. www.everledger.io

Duration:00:20:39

Dame Wendy Pye

9/1/2019
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Dame Wendy Pye is the founder & CEO of Sunshine Books – teaching the world to read. Sunshine Books has a focus on early literacy and reading in English and other languages. It has sold more than 300 million copies. The publishing list of over 2,000 fiction and non-fiction titles is supported with a range of digital resources – subscription websites with e-books and thousands of skill activities. www.sunshine.co.nz

Duration:00:23:04

Sean Molloy

8/25/2019
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In 2012, three engineers and entrepreneurs saw an opportunity to convert existing industrial waste into valuable raw materials. Avertana’s initial focus is waste ‘slag’ from steel manufacturing. Its innovative extraction technology turns the slag into valuable titanium dioxide, alum, Epson salts and gypsum. These raw materials are used to manufacture everyday products like paint, building materials, paper and fertilisers. www.avertana.com

Duration:00:18:36

Mario Wynands

8/18/2019
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Mario is the Founder & CEO of PikPok, which has been making fun and addictive games across smartphone, tablet, and desktop since 2009. Successful original games include Flick Kick® Football Legends and Into the Dead®. PikPok is based in Wellington. www.pikpok.com

Duration:00:20:52

Ralph Highnam

8/11/2019
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Ralph is the Founder & CEO of Volpara Health Technologies which develops digital health solutions for personalized, high-quality breast cancer screening based on objective measurements of breast density, compression and radiation dose. Volpara is an ASX-listed company with a value of over $300 million. Ralph talks about the benefit of being listed and quickly being able to raise follow-on funding. www.volparasolutions.com

Duration:00:24:28

Danny Tomsett

8/7/2019
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Danny Tomsett is the founder & CEO of FaceMe, an artificial intelligence platform company that empowers creators to design and train unique Digital Humans for real-time interactive customer and brand experiences. FaceMe is based in Auckland, Melbourne, Los Angeles and Austin, Texas. www.faceme.com

Duration:00:23:03

Andrew Mayfield

8/4/2019
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Andrew is the founder & CEO of Optimal Workshop which provides tools for measuring and improving user experience (UX). Clients are user experience designers, information architects and usability researchers, in 106 countries and using 70 different languages. Their customers include people from some of the biggest organizations around the world. Optimal Workshop has about 60 staff in great new offices in Wellington. www.optimalworkshop.com

Duration:00:14:05

Doug Hastie

7/31/2019
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Syft provides rapid analysis of traces of substances, e.g. in someone’s breath, using selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry. It is the fastest gas analysis technology available. Syft is listed on the Unlisted Securities Market in NZ with a market cap of about $80M. www.syft.com

Duration:00:19:12

Andy Prow

7/28/2019
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Andy had an IT security consulting business. He found that often they identified vulnerabilities for clients that they didn’t get around to fixing quickly. So Red Shield Security was born: the world's first web application shielding-with-a-service cybersecurity company, targeting 100% vulnerability mitigation. www.redshield.co

Duration:00:22:47

Darrin Grafton

7/24/2019
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Serko is a New Zealand company listed on the NZX and ASX. Darrin had a background in tech for the travel industry and knew the pain of managing corporate travel and expenses in line with each company’s policies. Serko now provides travel & expense solutions to more than 6,000 corporate customers in over 35 countries. More than 2 million people have access to Serko's technology and more than US$4.5billion of travel spend passes through Serko every year. https://www.serko.com/

Duration:00:29:23

Grant & Merryn Straker

7/21/2019
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Straker Translations is a New Zealand company listed on the ASX. Grant & Merryn Straker saw a gap in the market for technology-based translation services that could utilise both machines and humans to produce highly accurate, faster and more cost-effective translations. They now have more than 13,000 translators around the world working with them. www.strakertranslations.com

Duration:00:27:23

Carmen Vicelich

7/17/2019
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Carmen Vicelich is the founder of Valocity, which streamlines the mortgage lending and valuation process. Valocity connects lenders, brokers, valuers and customers in one smart platform with machine learning and workflows to create a seamless experience. All while staying on the front foot with compliance and data security. Valocity has over 100 employees across New Zealand, Australia and India. www.valocityglobal.com

Duration:00:15:14

Campbell Brown

7/14/2019
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PredictHQ is a New Zealand company based in Auckland & San Francisco. Campbell Brown identified a major gap in forecasting market demand. His research showed that demand for travel services was strongly influenced by events. PredictHQ now has many customers in the travel industry including Uber and Airbnb and also major companies in other industries such as beer, all of whom want to better predict demand. www.predicthq.com

Duration:00:21:26

Katherine Corich

7/8/2019
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Katherine Corich built Sysdoc, a digital consulting business for business transformation, learning innovation and digital experience which employs over 200 people in the UK and New Zealand. Katherine started the business with insights from her pilot training – why couldn’t the IT manuals be as good as the cockpit ones? Katherine has also innovated in the way she builds her diverse workforce www.sysdoc.com

Duration:00:25:13