Aaron Small

SolarAid - The Scientist NZ

Jul 15, 2010

The other day I came across a charity here in London that is doing some amazing work. They're called SolarAid, and as their website suggests, they're working to combat two of the biggest threats facing humanity today -climate change, and global poverty...

LanzaTech Secures New Funding - The Scientist NZ

Jul 15, 2010

It was a nice suprise to see a little piece of home in my feed reader this morning - LanzaTech, an Auckland-based Cleantech company, have raised $US18 million in a Series B financing round.The funding comes from Qiming Ventures and Softbank China Ventu...

I’m back! - The Scientist NZ

May 28, 2010

Its been a long time between posts and now as I arrive in Europe after 4 months travelling through South East Asia and China, I find myself with a lot more time on my hands and the chance to get back into posting. The next few months will be tough and ...

Tait Electronics - The Scientist NZ

Feb 17, 2010

I read an interesting article in the Listener a while back about Tait Electronics, the Christchurch, New Zealand based designer and manufacturer of radio communications systems who this year turned 40.The story of Tait Communications, and Sir Angus Tai...

Phitek Systems - The Scientist NZ

Feb 10, 2010

You may have heard of noise cancellation headphones that dramatically reduce ambient sound sources to create a more enjoyable listening experience. They are rather expensive, but if you have ever used a pair, you will know what I mean when I say they a...

Rakon - The Scientist NZ

Feb 03, 2010

Rakon is one of the success stories for NZ technology based firms. The company based in Auckland, New Zealand, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of frequency timing solutions (primarily quartz crystals and temperature compensated crystal osc...

The Startup Ecosystem - The Scientist NZ

Jan 20, 2010

Fred Wilson, of Union Square Ventures in New York, is one of the more prolific Venture Capital bloggers going around. I frequently enjoy his posts on 'A VC', where he covers a range of topics. One that caught my eye recently, was one on Startup Ecosyst...

The Last Hurrah (for now)… - The Scientist NZ

Dec 23, 2009

It is with a tinge of sadness that I must announce to all my readers that I will be leaving New Zealand and moving overseas for the foreseeable future. I'm doing this not only to further my career, but also to experience what life in another part of th...