SwipedOn CEO explains how his Tauranga SaaS startup went global

SwipedOn is a fast-growing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) that is used in more than 2000 cities worldwide, and it all started in the Bay of Plenty.

The company provides an iPad-based visitor management system that replaces visitor books, which has proven hugely popular in the UK and US, as well as Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

According to CEO and founder Hadleigh Ford, there’s no reason why New Zealand can’t have its own Silicon Valley based right here in the Bay of Plenty.

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NZVIF Board appoints Richard Dellabarca as new CEO

Richard Dellabarca, a former investment banker and technology company executive, has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Crown-owned New Zealand Venture Investment Fund.

NZVIF chairman Murray Gribben said Mr Dellabarca brings a wide range of capital markets and technology company experience to the role vacated by departing CEO Franceska Banga.

“NZVIF has made significant progress in working alongside the private sector to develop the venture capital and angel investing markets in New Zealand over the last 15 years.  It has a portfolio of over 200 companies, including some of New Zealand’s most prominent technology companies.

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