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You can contact VentureVoIP using the following:

Sales Email:

Support Email:

Sales Phone: +64 3 474 2110
Support Phone: +64 3 474 2112
Postal Address: P O Box 2411, Dunedin, New Zealand
Physical Address: Ground Floor, 265 Princess Street, Dunedin, New Zealand

Company History

VentureVoIP Launch

In 2001, Matt Riddell was working providing telecommunications solutions for various companies, mostly in New Zealand and Italy under the name SineApps. As the work load increased he brought on extra staff and worked with Ian and Vickie Lamb to bring structure to the company.

Ian Lamb believed that with additional capital and business expertise it would be possible to grow the size of the company significantly.

Ian Lamb took the idea to Ian Thomson who had been providing telecommunications consulting to a company that Ian Lamb had previously worked for. They decided to invest in forming a new company - VentureVoIP.

In May 2007 the new company was launched by the then Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark.

Initially the new company focussed on getting established in the New Zealand market to provide a solid foundation for worldwide sales. Once this was completed VentureVoIP started to focus on establishing relationships to provide both software and hardware solutions internationally.

In order to grow the company further it was decided that more capital and further high level management experience would be required. VentureVoIP worked with Delloites to both improve our market strategy and gain the additional capital and experience we were looking for.

This culminated in Simon White coming on board as both a director and investor.

VentureVoIP continues to strengthen the international exposure for the full range of products that it has to offer by establishing reseller agreements with companies worldwide.

Board of Directors

Matt Riddell

Matt Riddell - Managing Director
Matt has 18 years experience in commercial software development and has undertaken numerous projects for a variety of clients including Fiat Corporation - Italy, New Zealand Police and British American Tobacco.

For the past seven years he has focused on specialist telephony software and has developed IP for worldwide distribution. Matt is Editor of the Daily Asterisk News, which features news and information on Asterisk software; the site receives between 20-30,000 visits each day. Matt's knowledge of telephony software and its application has been shared at a number of international telecommunications conferences where he has spoken.
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Ian Thomson

Ian Thomson
Ian has over 40 years experience in the telecommunications sector predominately with Telecom. During his time with the organisation, he held a number of technical and sales roles and received numerous awards culminating in the Telecom Legend Award, of which there are only 6 recipients. Ian has been involved in the introduction and management of many new telecommunication initiatives onto the New Zealand market.

Simon White

Simon White B.Com, CA
Simon has 30 years experience in Finance, Strategic Development, Governance and Risk Management. He is a member of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants and NZ IOD.

Past senior management roles include: Chief Financial Officer of PSIS Limited and Wrightson Limited, General Manager - Strategic Development for Trust bank NZ Limited and General Manager Business Development for Public Trust.

Mike Riddell

Dr Mike Riddell PhD
Mike has a varied background as a writer, academic and innovator. He founded CORT, a community housing initiative, which has grown to an enterprise owning more than 50 properties worth several million dollars. He has travelled widely as an international speaker and writer. He was the initiator and convenor of Screen Dunedin, and is a board member of the NZ Writers Guild.