Posts Tagged ‘Xero’

Amazon aims to help New Zealand start-ups

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
Photo credit; Marciookabe on Flickr

Photo credit; Marciookabe on Flickr

Since Rod Drury and Xero showed it is possible to take on the world with a locally developed product, New Zealand has been going through a bit of a tech boom and it’s only going to get bigger.

Last month, Amazon Web Services (AWS) was in town promoting itself as the first port of call for startups wanting hosting and other cloud services.

AWS recently boosted its new company offer with the launch of AWS Activate, a bundle of services for startups providing training, user support, a community forum and credits for services. At least some of those services are free for qualifying startups.

AWS country manager Ed Lenta said he has the wave of new technology companies coming out of New Zealand in his sights.

Lenta says AWS offers startups cloud computing services so they don’t have to waste money on technology infrastructure and so they can be on equal footing with more established competitors.

Beyond that, Lenta says, AWS can also give New Zealand startups a global footprint.

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New Zealand-based online accounting software company to open Denver office

Friday, November 1st, 2013
Photo credit; Images of Money on Flickr

Photo credit; Images of Money on Flickr

Xero, a New Zealand-based online accounting software company focused on small business, is opening a Denver-area office as part of a U.S. expansion.

The local office, in the Denver Tech Center, will be Xero’s fourth in the U.S.

The Wellington, New Zealand-based company recently moved its U.S. headquarters to a new space in San Francisco and has offices in Los Angeles and New York, in addition to the United Kingdom and Australia. Xero has 210,000 paying customers in 100 countries.