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Meet the young entrepreneur at the helm of Halter, the NZ agritech company backed by Peter Beck and Peter Thiel

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Meet the young entrepreneur at the helm of Halter, the NZ agritech company backed by Peter Beck and Peter Thiel

A young man from Morrinsville is making waves in the agritech world with the award-winning idea behind his company, Halter. The solar-powered, GPS-tracked collar self-herds cows while gathering data about their behaviour, emotions and health and sending it to the farmer’s phone. It recently just raised US$8 million in capital in Silicon Valley from Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, and Rocketlab’s Peter Beck has dubbed it a ‘billion-dollar idea’. Could this be the future of farming?

Change is coming

William Reynolds recently graduated from high school and is pursuing a career in the tech sector, but he had to use his own initiative to educate himself and explore new technologies, like AR/VR, AI and blockchain, rather than being taught it. Here, he explains why more young people need to be exposed to these exciting new industries through the education system.

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Te Papa’s famed Mahuki accelerator is coming back for a third year. Get ready for another wave of digital businesses with innovative ideas for the culture and heritage sector.