GD1 Tech Connect Newsletter 02#


Kia ora Koutou,

As we jump into the final months of the year find out what's happening with our portfolio companies, the ecosystem and the GD1 team.

What we'll cover in this newsletter...

🎉 Good news stories

🎉 What's happening in our portfolio company community

🎉 Resources and ecosystem events

🎉 GD1 updates and a team member profile

LinkedIn top startups

Good news stories

New to the GD1 portfolio community


An all-in-one solution to help bridge this disconnect and to streamline and manage contract workflows. The software allows the legal team to create self-serve contract templates for the sales teams within their organisations.

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Happening in our community


in addition to offering their services free of charge for Ukraine-based companies for the next 5 years, they have made several product updates including the ability to track & manage expenses across all projects.


Formus Labs

is tackling a 10 billion-dollar-a-year industry issue. See their short 2 minute video here. They are also currently hiring so reach out if you’re interested in the Health tech space.

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has ambitious targets for the UK as they roll out a trial with one of the UK’s biggest retailers. Keep up with their new podcast  ‘The Intel by Auror: Retail Crime Intelligence Podcast.



delivers a truly no-code platform that empowers mid-market business customers to drive process excellence through workflow mapping and automation. User studies can be found here.



continues its Australian expansion, meanwhile increased media helps them build on local exposure. Verve magazine write-up. They have also recently launched their new product page!



were the first kiwi business to be showcased in the new ‘Business for Better’ series. An awesome initiative between Kiwi Bank and TVNZ Sunday to highlight kiwi companies making a positive impact on Aotearoa.



continues to hire at outrageous rates! The team is always growing as they gear up for their first product prototype. Watch this space as they have a few exciting announcements coming soon! GD1 job board


What’s new with GD1…

Have you seen our Job Board?

job board

It’s now even easier to keep up with our portfolio companies. We have launched a new job board that directly pulls open roles from our portfolio companies in one easy-to-navigate space!

Check out who's hiring!

We also recently created a portfolio company list on Twitter. Check it out and give it a follow to stay up to date with some of NZ’s best startups!

Twitter portfolio company list

All our GD1 events are posted on Humanitix. Follow GD1 to receive a notification when they go live as numbers are often limited!

Follow us on Humanitix


Resources we love!


The first 90 days of creating a SaaS company

Building a saas startup 1


The diary of a CEO podcast

CEO Podcast


Bootstrapped. Quick and punchy ecosystem news

bootstrapped NZ


Empowering Female entrepreneurs in Aotearoa New Zealand



Collective google sheets - Aotearoa events calendar

Save and add this Gmail calendar to stay up to date.

gmail calendar

Upcoming Events

Our AMA sessions are filling up quickly, if the sessions are sold out please feel free to reach out directly to to coordinate a time that suits you.

Register today for our Last AMA of the year! Register click here.

Below are a few upcoming events we have our eye on:


Have your say!

We are reaching out to Founders! Complete the survey and go in to win a GD1 goodie bag. Let policy leaders know where our ecosystem stands amongst the top 45+ startup ecosystems worldwide and where you need support.

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Team member profile of the month

Zoe Chen

Zoe’s role at GD1 makes great use of her previous experience as a consultant across early-stage tech, and in the equity crowdfunding space - both of which taught her that it’s a combination of practical and financial support that helps startups make a meaningful difference. Read more about Zoe and her day-to-day here.

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As always, our team is ALWAYS keen to hear from you.

If you have collaborative events, sponsorship opportunities, or simply want to sit down with the team. Or, if you are looking for specific information we didn’t cover today, please reach out at any time!

Much love,

The GD1 Team

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