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Pushpay revenue climbs as US churches sign up for service

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Pushpay Holdings, the mobile payments app developer, boosted revenue 39 percent in the first quarter as growth in its US faith-based merchants offset a decline in its SMS business. Total annualised committed monthly revenue was $12.8 million at June 30, up from $9.2 million three months earlier, the Redmond-based company said in a statement. …

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NZ US Partnership Forum: What’s next?

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The NZ US Partnership Forum provided the opportunity to present recommendations for what should come next in the relationship between New Zealand and the United States. There was overwhelming support for New Zealand to lobby for entrepreneur visas, similar to the E-3 visas granted to Australians. New Zealand has a …

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Tips from the best: Raising capital in Los Angeles

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Panel discussion: Investor Guidance for Raising Money in Los Angeles Mr Bruce Stein, Principal, Westridge Consulting, LLC Mr Robert Perille, Partner, Shamrock Capital Advisors Mr Craig Cooper CCP, LLC Chance Barnett, CEO, Crowdfunder Moderator: Mr Mitchell Berman, Managing Partner Zen Media Entertainment Group People in the private equity space are …

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The reality of living and working in Los Angeles

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Through no fault of their own, New Zealand (and even different parts of America) have a cartoonish view of cities in the United States. People tend to think of Los Angeles solely as Hollywood and made up of “fake” people. New Zealand companies – particularly those involved in technology, think …

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GeoOp doubles annual sales as it chases US customers

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GeoOp, the workforce management app, said annual sales doubled after a strong pick up in customers in the last month of its financial year. Subscription revenue rose to $1.27 million in the 12 months ended March 31, from $610,000 a year earlier, the Auckland-based company said in a statement. Licensed …

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Nuplex beefs up investment plans across Asia

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BusinessDesk  Nuplex Industries, the specialty chemicals manufacturer, is exploring more investment opportunities across Asia, having shifted its businesses away from the firm’s traditional markets in Australia and New Zealand.  The Auckland-based company officially opened a US$35 million plant in China’s Changshu, and is already considering expansion plans for the site, …

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KIWA Publishes Popular Cartoon Stories in China

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Kiwa Digital Ltd (KIWA), a world leading production house for experiential digital books based in New Zealand, is to deliver interactive cartoon stories to mobile devices in China. In a breakthrough international publishing and licensing agreement with leading Chinese television company, Beijing Kaku Media, KIWA will bring popular children’s characters …

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