Kiwi start-up scoops Silicon Valley gong

A Kiwi start-up has scored a major win in Silicon Valley, scooping its category in a prestigious global tech challenge.

Engender Technologies, which has commercialised a revolutionary innovation that uses a laser to sort sperm, effectively choosing the sex of calves, was today announced winner of the agricultural tech sector of the third annual World Cup Tech Challenge.

Start-ups accepted into the challenge – which last year drew entries from 200 countries and 58 companies – are considered in a “pre-global” stage, meaning they have launched their products in their respective local markets and now ready for a global launch.

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