Andy Kenworthy

As reality hits, what next for Nextspace?

As reality hits, what next for Nextspace?

Making any startup work is a terrifying balancing act: trying to get investment for your ideas without losing control of them, while constantly risking your financial neck. But that wasn't the case for 3D-visualisation company Nextspace when it was first created back in 2007. It was born as a not-for-profit with a taxpayer-funded silver spoon in its mouth. Now it seems reality is sinking in.


A combination of Kiwi practices, verdant land and cash from clued-up investors like Sam Morgan yields Leitíssimo three times the production it would generate in New Zealand. Is this the end of our dairy industry - or the next step for IP?