Partly is a Christchurch-based software company offering an easy system for people to buy and sell car parts. Partly is essentially a data company that builds tools and datasets to connect buyers and sellers in the car parts industry. They have taken hundreds of millions of parts across millions of vehicles and brought them together in one common platform!
They have achieved the largest pre-Series A valuation for a start-up in New Zealand history. The most recent round of capital raising added an extra $3.7 million in venture capital funding led by Australasian venture capital fund Blackbird Ventures. Other notable investors include Dylan Field, chief executive and founder of Figma Inc, and Fawcett’s former boss, Peter Beck, founder and chief executive of Rocketlab.
During this fireside chat, we will talk through both the founder’s and Partly's journey as one of NZ’s most exciting tech startups and discuss some of the challenges of moving from ChCh, NZ to a global stage.