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  • Xero hits $100m in annualised revenue

    Cloud accounting software provider Xero has announced that the company hit monthly recurring subscription revenues of $8.6 million in May this year, taking it past the $100 million mark in annualised subscription revenue.

  • NZ is the test lab for the rest of the world: Drury

    At Xerocon 2014, taking place today in Auckland, Rod Drury CEO of the firm urged partners to drive more customers to use accounting functionality online, and assured the attendees of New Zealand’s strategic importance for the company.

  • Chorus GM defects to Xero

    Victoria Crone is set to become Xero managing director after stepping down Chorus' general manager sales and marketing.

  • Xero growth slows from threefold to doubling

    Online accounting company Xero has doubled its revenue this financial year (ending March 31) over last year, a statement to the Stock Exchange shows. This is on the back of at least a doubling in the number of business customers in all of its market territories.

  • Xero abandons goal of breaking even this year

    Xero chief executive Rod Drury remains upbeat about the company's prospects, telling the company's well-attended annual general meeting in Wellington yesterday that Xero is the next Trade Me.

  • Finding talent key challenge for Xero growth: Drury

    When Rod Drury launched his online accountancy start-up Xero in 2007, he became a prominent advocate for the New Zealand ICT community. Drury has also set up the joint venture company Pacific Fibre, created with cofounders Stephen Tindall and Sam Morgan, to lay a second international telecommunications cable to this country.

  • Xero sales operations breaking even, CTO to relocate to US

    Xero’s direct sales operation in New Zealand, the UK and Australia is now breaking even, and overall, the company is on track to break even this year, co-founder and CEO Rod Drury told the company’s investor presentation in Wellington yesterday.

  • We need a New Zealand CTO: Drury

    Xero chief executive and Pacific Fibre founder Rod Drury is calling for a national chief technology officer to create a vision for New Zealand’s fibre-connected future.

  • Pacific Fibre seeks partnership with government

    Pacific Fibre in talks with the government over a public-private partnership that could see taxpayers investing in a second international telecommunications cable between New Zealand, Australia and the US.