We are the commercial arm of Stats NZ.

See what we are working on

We get data sets from businesses and organisations that are not usually available. For each product we bring them together while making that data confidential, complete and ready to sell to our customers to help them make fully informed, data-driven decisions.

We will not be selling Stats NZ data.

Our customers are government (central or local), government owned (part or whole) and iwi.

Since we’re part of government, we have no skin in anyone’s commercial interests. This means we can be trusted to handle the data without risk to those who provide us with the data-sets or those who buy them from us.

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Here's what we’re busy making

Our first product is

Population Density

We’re working with the telecommunication companies in New Zealand to provide snapshots of population density at given places in New Zealand.

We’ll be working with confidentialised data-sets from multiple companies, aggregating those to remove the ability to identify the source and then providing snapshots of population density. With this information, organisations can make accurate assessments of requirements in areas of the country at certain times of the day, month, season and year.

These could be used for emergency response management, through to tourism peaks and troughs, to even where to put a hot dog van and everything in between. We have already had a lot of interest from many Government and Crown entities who we expect will make up the bulk of our initial market.

View our lean canvas for Population density.

The product we’ll be developing next is

Travel Patterns

This will be an extension and evolution of population density. Rather than a snapshot of population at a moment in time, it will show movement patterns. This could be within a suburb, or from city to city. We’ll be working on this as we refine Population Density.

View our lean canvas for Travel Patterns.

What we're about

Data Ventures is about working with data-sets, making them clean, tidy and fit for purpose and then marketing them to those who make key decisions based off data. We are a trusted organisation with access to data you might not find anywhere else in this country.

We help you unleash the power of your data, providing you with the ability to make truly evidence-based decisions.

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Our history

We’ve come a long way since inception. We’ve worked through multiple business models, we’ve looked at making joint ventures and we’ve workshopped ideas with people across government, private sector, NGOs and iwi.

On medium, you can read all of our blogs to date. Each blog sets out our thinking along the way as well as the various ideas we’ve had for products.

We have a board of advisors who has been providing guidance along the way and we operate under a board of directors made up for Stats NZ senior management and people from the private sector.

View our ultimate organisation’s lean canvas.

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