Opinion

NZ’s tech story – reality check time

Peter Griffin
Thu, 27 May 2021

It’s tempting to think the future involves ramping up efforts to deliver more of the same – clever software as a service, like Xero.
Peter Griffin
Thu, 27 May 2021
The growing list of Kiwi software companies being acquired this year suggests there's a strong appetite overseas for what our tech sector has to offer.It’s tempting to think that the sector’s future involves ramping up efforts to deliver more of the same – clever software as a service (SaaS) startups that address problems internationally. After all, they’ve generated over $2 billion in exits in the last few months alone and their founders are likely to plough some of the proceeds back into new SaaS ventures.But when...

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