By Times 7, Oct 11, 2013
A year ago, The New Zealand Herald profiled six innovative new companies as they made their pitch for funding at the 2012 Angel Investment Summit. So did our six soar, or crash and burn?
Antony Dixon is bubbling with excitement. The chief executive of electronics-technology company Times-7 has just returned from Hong Kong, where the firm was named in the prestigious Red Herring Top 100 Asia awards.
The awards celebrate emerging technology companies from the Asia-Pacific region, so it was a big deal for a small company from New Zealand, says Dixon.
Even bigger, however, was what happened between the pitches and the handshakes. Dixon used the awards as an opportunity to visit his Asian contacts; confirming two new distributors in Hong Kong and Singapore and netting a new client in Japan in the process. "It was all really worthwhile, we got international recognition for our technology and we signed up a couple of new partners," says an obviously delighted Dixon.