Cactuslab has contributed either wholly or partially to the creation of several venture projects, including…


For a number of years we dreamt of a better place to discuss our shared interest in film, and when we couldn’t find exactly the right vehicle, we created one. The result is Letterboxd, a social network for grass-roots film discussion and discovery. The platform started as a website and now has companion iPhone and Apple TV apps, with Android in development.

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As part of a joint venture under the Verifi Identity umbrella, we created Cloudcheck, an electronic identification verification (EV) tool that verifies the identity (name, date of birth and address) of your New Zealand customers against local data sources and international watchlists, via API, secure emailed link or self-service dashboard. If you need to comply with the ‘safe harbour’ provisions of the Amended Identity Verification Code of Practice 2013 (forming part of New Zealand’s AML legislation) or have a requirement to verify the identity of your customers for another business purpose, we can help.

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Birdbrain is an iPhone app that takes snapshots of your Twitter account(s) and tracks changes in your friend and follower lists over time. It’s available in the App Store for a low, low price.

Learn about Birdbrain