This week, we celebrated our recent investment success alongside the Wellington startup community at the launch of our new office space.
The recent closure of our oversubscribed round of capital raise is positive news for the Hnry service and New Zealand FinTech, but also for the Wellington Startup community and Creative HQ. Having started out at Creative HQ, we’ve since expanded our office space in Wellington as we look to further invest into technology, bring more value to customers, hire more staff and begin trials to expand into overseas markets.
James Fuller, co-founder and CEO, says Hnry wanted to celebrate the success and exciting growth plans with existing staff, key investors and supporters such as Creative HQ.
“Completing the raise is a great testament to the hard work of the Hnry team, and provides us with a fantastic platform for the future growth of the company. We are forging ahead with our growth plans and aim to employ an additional 8 staff in Wellington this year,” said James Fuller.
Hnry came through the Kiwi FinTech Accelerator, a programme that Creative HQ runs under their Lightning Lab banner. Creative HQ specialises in helping startups, corporates and government agencies succeed.
“Wellington has a great startup culture with support programmes (Lightning Lab, Creative HQ, Govt Innovation Labs, co-working spaces), a high level of creative talent, a good angel capital support system and great success story companies who still groom talent such as Xero, TradeMe, SilverStripe, PikPok and others.
“Hnry are a company who truly took on the lessons we had to impart from Lightning Lab and applied them to build a successful, sustainable business, now serving thousands of customers. Watching their success since leaving Kiwi FinTech Accelerator has been a true pleasure,” says Brett Holland, GM Innovation, Creative HQ.
The startup community in Wellington is well and truly alive. Creative HQ aims to help people ‘unleash their inner entrepreneur’ and wants to wants to help 25,000 people by 2025 with a range of new programmes, including Nano Degrees.