Spotlight Reporting

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Kiwi Landing Pad Resident: Spotlight Reporting
What they do: Spotlight Reporting provides exceptional reporting, dashboards and forecasts for accountants, businesses and advisors. Xero Add-On of the Year 2014.
Company HQ: Auckland


Richard Francis: Founder

Base: Wellington


Samuel Thomas: Senior Account Manager, North America

Base: San Francisco

About Spotlight Reporting

Our business intelligence tools are designed to provide accountants, business owners, franchises and not for profits with a range of reporting options that save time and effort while delivering clarity for better decision-making.

Our range of tools include ReportingDashboardForecasting and Multi

Our passionate staff are all over the world, with offices in Wellington and Auckland (New Zealand), Brisbane and Sydney (Australia), Newcastle and London (UK) and Newport Beach, CA (US and Canada).


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Kiwi Landing Pad Alumni: Wipster
What they do: Upload, review, approve and share your video content
Company HQ: Wellington


About Rollo

Rollo Wenlock: CEO & Co-Founder
Base: San Francisco & Wellington

About Wipster

Joyful video review – Wipster provides a beautiful and intuitive platform for reviewing, approving, and collaborating on video production. 

Used by thousands of video makers, Wipster streamlines the review workflow by securely sharing the editing process from rough cut to final cuts with your team or clients. We believe people will make better video faster if the client review process is transparent and takes place where it makes the most sense – right on top of the video.

Parrot Analytics

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Kiwi Landing Pad Alumni: Parrot Analytics
What they do: Helping the television industry understand global demand for content.
Company HQ: Auckland, Los Angeles, San Francisco

About Parrot Analytics

Parrot Analytics ( has developed the industry’s first and only country-specific demand rating platform for TV, film and cross-platform content for existing and new releases. Parrot’s patented next-generation technology helps TV content producers, buyers, sellers and advertisers make more effective content decisions. It does this by capturing and analyzing TV content demand in real time from hundreds of millions of viewers across the world; providing unprecedented insights into global content demand and predicting future country-specific content performance across demos with a high degree of accuracy. 

Parrot Analytics was selected as one of MIPTV’s 2014 ’5 Hottest Startups’ in the TV Industry and is a thought leader in applying data science for the TV/film industry, having presented at MIPTV, the Multiplatform TV Summit, the Next TV Summit and CES’ Digital Hollywood. 

The company is headquartered in United States with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Auckland, New Zealand.

Check out this article in The Business Wire, Parrot Analytics US journey.

Matter Machine

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Kiwi Landing Pad Alumni: Matter Machine
What they do: A product design & customization toolkit that runs in the browser. We’re out to catalyse the democratization of manufacturing.
Company HQ: Wellington, NZ


About Tom

Tom Kluyskens: CTO & Founder
Base: Wellington

About Matter Machine

MatterMachine is a cloud platform for scalable bespoke manufacturing. We leverage our background in Academy Award®-winning VFX technology to enable innovators and brands to create adaptive, intelligent and manufacturable products and services that provide infinite customization and fit within design intent. Finally sophisticated manufacturable design experiences can be made simple for consumers to manipulate and purchase, anywhere — Web, Social Media, CAD, Games, Virtual and Augmented Reality.


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Kiwi Landing Pad Alumni: Glassjar
What they do: The best way to collect money from a group of friends
Company HQ: San Francisco

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About George

George Smith: CEO & Co-Founder
Base: San Francisco

About Glassjar

Glassjar developed mobile payments for groups to manage shared expenses. 

We were the first New Zealand company to be accepted into Y-Combinator (W15) and before that we partook in the Lightning Lab accelerator in Wellington, New Zealand.

Glory League

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Kiwi Landing Pad Alumni: Glory League
What they do: Glory League is a sports engagement platform that lets amateur basketball players relive their moments of glory.
Company HQ: Auckland, NZ


About Louis

Louis Gordon-Latty: CEO & Founder
Base: Auckland

About Glory League

Glory League Increases participation in amateur sports by serving sticky, stat enriched highlight reels, game videos and gamified reports out to every player, as soon as their games are over. is a sports engagement video platform that makes sports more addictive by automatically serving players with their game video & highlight reels. GloryLeague’s gamified media gets players excited about engaging and sharing their peak moments. As players level up, they unlock new features and grow as the star in the centre of their evolving career. 

Im excited about working on automated video technologies in amatuer sport. Im excited about the unchartered opportunities in ‘many to many’ video, and the impact that this will have on conventional media. I like bringing a level of service to the every-player that was traditionally reserved for the elite. Finally I love sports, and as such I am greatful to be able to work in a company that draws on video gaming and social media to get people more active (rather than less active)


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Kiwi Landing Pad Alumni: Feed.FM
What they do: Add music to your mobile app and watch session times and revenue increase.
Company HQ: San Francisco

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About Jeff

Jeff Yasuda: CEO & Co-Founder
Base: San Francisco

About Feed.FM (Music as a Service) provides a legal turn-key API to add popular music (AC/DC to Zeppelin) to websites, apps, and games in order to drive engagement, retention, and revenues.

Customers, which include Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Game Salad, and Starr Hill Brewery to name a few, have seen average increases of session times and retention of 400% and 80%, respectively. was founded by the team that created, and includes Chairman Mika Salmi, former President of Viacom/MTV. The company’s investors include KEC, Allegro Ventures, Core Ventures, Crunchfund, Streamlined Ventures, Kailua Ventures, the Operators Fund and entrepreneurs from gaming, media, and technology backgrounds.

Here are a few examples of live implementations to get a flavor of what we do…

Michelob Ultra
Starr Hill Brewery
Bud Light
Foreign Cinema
Kenneth Cole via F# AdPlayer
Fuzz Radio App


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Kiwi Landing Pad Alumni: Syngency
What they do: Simple, sophisticated software made for model management.
Company HQ: Auckland, NZ

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About Ryan

Ryan Marshall: CEO & Founder
Hometown: Auckland

About Syngency

At the intersection of fashion and technology, Syngency is a sophisticated and powerful cloud-based platform designed specifically for modeling and talent agencies. From booking jobs and casting calls to day-to-day operations, agencies around the world can use the software to run their entire business online, faster and more efficiently than ever before.

The sleek Syngency app will be the go-to tool that enables models and talent to have their agency in their pockets as they work around the world, around the clock in this competitive and fast-paced industry.

The models, as well as their agents, will have real-time updates on shoot schedules, agency communications, castings, and bookings to ensure the agency is always at their fingertips.

Founded in 2010 in beautiful Auckland, New Zealand, Syngency is the embodiment of the beauty-driven, dynamic industry it serves – aesthetically stunning and designed to fit perfectly.

Recently featured in Idealog – Cracking the US market - Model behaviour: taking software to the States

Performance Lab

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Kiwi Landing Pad Resident: Performance Lab
What they do: The pioneer of adaptive health and fitness coaching technology for athletes and users of all levels. We’re working to enhance your next wearable device.
Company HQ: San Francisco & New Zealand

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About Waynne 

Waynne Dartnall: CEO
Base: San Francisco

 About Performance Lab

Performance Lab changes lives through fitness and wellness coaching. A pioneer in the use of monitoring technology, Performance Lab built the first commercial sports lab in the world 20 years ago, and since then has collected data involving tens of thousands of athletes and users at all levels. For 15 years data was collected largely in the lab; for the last five years it has been collected exclusively in the field using wearable sensors, providing Performance Lab with a vast amount of unparalleled domain expertise. Bringing together this unique perspective with sports science, coaching and technology to understand and formulate the correlations between data, activity types, and performance results, Performance Lab created the ARDA Coaching Engine.

Performance Lab has been using and refining its ARDA coaching methodology as the foundation of its corporate health and wellness services, with tremendous success. Of the hundreds of casual sportspeople and sedentary individuals we have trained for a half marathon, 90% of the participants reached the start line – and every one of them finished. These rates are triple the industry average.

The ARDA Coaching Engine was conceived by Performance Lab co-founder Jon Ackland, an internationally regarded exercise physiologist and sports performance consultant whose clients include world champions and world record holders across a number of disciplines. Including: Terrenzo Bozzone, triathlon; All Blacks, rugby; Team New Zealand, America’s Cup; and the New Zealand national triathlon, rowing and cycling squads.


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Kiwi Landing Pad Resident: Flowpro
What they do: Introducing a usable quality assurance and knowledge management solution that will help your business in no-time.
Company HQ: San Francisco, CA.

About Andrew

Andrew Grosser: CEO & Founder
Hometown: Brisbane, Australia

About FlowPro

Consolidate all your SaaS tools under one roof.

Automate all your business processes, and make it trivial to communicate work between your staff and each of your online software tools. Predict mistakes before they happen and automate menial tasks using our business productivity and artificial intelligence platform.



90 Seconds

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Kiwi Landing Pad Resident: 90 Seconds
What they do: Cloud Video Production Service. Get video shot & produced anywhere in the world by pros! Simple, Fast, Affordable, Great Quality & Fully managed Online.
Company HQ: Auckland, Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo, London

About Tim 

Tim Norton: CEO & Founder
Base: Global

About Jake

Jake Davy: Head of Customer Experience
Hometown: Auckland
Current Base: San Francisco

 About 90 Seconds

90 Seconds is the world’s leading cloud video production platform, allowing brands to purchase, plan, shoot, edit and review video anywhere in the world, online and on mobile. Launched in 2010, 90 Seconds has worked with more than 1000 brands including Barclays, PayPal, Visa and Sony o produce high quality, fast, easy and affordable video content. To date over 10,000 videos have been produced in 70 countries. In some major cities, clients can start projects with advance notice of just 30 minutes. The company has a global team of 70 working on product, growth and customer success based in Singapore, London, Tokyo, Manila, Sydney and Auckland. They are opening new offices in San Francisco, New York, Hong Kong and Berlin in 2016.

Follow our journey and go inside the epic global journey of one company. One group of people. Going from zero to $100 Million. They’re at 10 million today. What’s next?

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Kiwi Landing Pad Resident: Promapp Solutions
What they do: Promapp is cloud based process management software that helps companies build, improve and share their process knowledge from a central online repository.
Company HQ: Auckland, NZ

About Ivan

Ivan Seselj: CEO
Hometown: Auckland
Mantra: Great believer in the power of simplicity

About Promapp

Promapp Solutions Ltd works with organisations to foster a thriving business improvement and process management culture.

Our software, Promapp, is a cloud based business process management (BPM) application that makes it easy to create, navigate and change business processes. It provides an intuitive online process repository, an integrated process mapping tool and a process improvement toolset. 

Our success has stemmed from a central philosophy–that expressing and managing process knowledge can be kept simple, and that this information is crucial in sustaining an on-going culture of process improvement. We consider our prime audience for communicating process knowledge to be the teams within the business itself, rather than the experts that contribute at various stages in the process improvement cycle. 

Our international customers cover a diverse range of industries and include; McDonalds, Coca Cola Amatil, Toyota Financial Services, Clough, Vodafone, Genesis Energy, Air New Zealand, Sun Engineering, Department of Justice Victoria, Mainfreight, SKY, Cystic Fibrosis Australia, and Lion.