deFacto is a boutique software development and solutions company with mainly large, overseas clients and an internationally dispersed development team. Chris McKay, who “earned his stripes” in the hallowed Silicon Valley, enjoys bringing a team together for interesting and technically challenging projects. Small startups are another particular interest and Level One provides the opportunity to work with like-minded people and businesses, with a focus on collaboration.

If he wasn’t so busy enjoying this career, he would run a bookshop with a bar and live performance space. Watch this space….

Pure Advantage

Pure Advantage is a business-focused, not-for-profit organisation that investigates and promotes opportunities for green growth.

Pure Advantage believes that the private sector has an important role to play in transition to a low carbon economy and the creation of a healthier, wealthier New Zealand.  It has identified seven key sectors for opportunities:  Agritech, BioDiversity, BioProducts, Housing, Renewable Energy, Smart Grid and Waste to Value.


SkyeTech Solutions Limited provides specialised consultancy services for startup and mature organisations across all industry verticals. It has been founded on the principle of providing the right skills, right partnerships and speed to market scalabilities to ensure fast return on investment in people, process and technologies.

Rabid Technologies

Rabid Technologies is a Wellington-based web development company focusing on making innovative apps with technologies like Ruby on Rails.  They specialise in projects that require complex interactions, social behaviour, and exploring new technologies or business models.


Conversant is an internet phone company (VoIP) offering a suite of VoIP services, including cloud-based PBX and conferencing.

All Conversant’s technology is developed in-house, using open source software, and is proven to delivery quality and consistency.  Founder, majority shareholder and managing director Cameron Beattie is also a shareholder in Level One HQ.


Vinsight is a business app that provides production, sales and inventory management to companies in the food and beverage industries.  Founded by Simon Lampen, who is also a Level One HQ shareholder, Vinsight has also developed an add-on for Xero Accounting Software to offer a seamless solution to company tax and auditing requirements in their target industries.


SecuritEase is a fully integrated front office and back office stock broking system.

Its multi-currency, multi-company and multi-market capabilities allow users to participate in any market and easily trade and settle in a range of different currencies.