Interview: Boyd Warren

Role: General Manager, Business and Innovation

Organisation: ChristchurchNZ


Collaborative platform keeps employees rostered on


Christchurch-based is a business-to-business platform enabling collaborative and flexible working arrangements to meet varying demand.  Eight years ago, co founder Peter Dalman set up a painting and decorating company in Christchurch. Over the years, he continued to run into the same problem: finding help when he needed it.  A cycle of ‘peaks and […]


Partly raises $1.7 million seed funding from all star consortium


Partly has raised $1.7 million from an all star consortium of international and domestic investors led by Australasia’s venture capital investor, Blackbird Ventures, with Hillfarrance Ventures and Icehouse Ventures as co-investors. The company has included an additional 11 angel investors including Rocket Lab Founder Peter Beck and ex-Head of eBay Motors UK, Tony Austin. $1.7 […]


Startup Watch: Mutu


Founder: Toby Skilton HQ: Christchurch Building marketplace apps is a tough business proposition. Hannah McCreery got the low down on the startup journey of Cantabrian Toby Skilton, founder of new rental marketplace app Mutu. WHAT PROBLEMS DO YOU SOLVE AND WHAT PRODUCTS OR SERVICES DO YOU SELL? Mutu is a rental marketplace app that allows […]


Hard work pays off for sustainable fashion label Offcut


Offcut, the Christchurch-based brand famous for turning fabric scraps into caps and accessories, has been acquired in a private purchase. Since it was founded in 2015 by Adrien Taylor and Matt Purcell, Offcut has worked with some of New Zealand’s most recognisable brands, including Swanndri, to produce limited edition caps from fabric offcuts destined for […]