About us

Great people with strong values backed up by
an established history and a focus on building
great software.

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Our mission

Our tailored software development and IT solutions deliver growth, efficiency and enhanced user experiences. We are passionate about innovation and committed to exceptional quality and value for our clients.

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Angelica Prada, Project Manager
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" Leading our web development services company as the managing director, my mission is to bridge the gap between imagination and reality. With a blend of cutting-edge technology and artistic finesse, we create digital masterpieces that drive business success"

Paul Lister, Managing Director

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We collaborate with top industry experts to offer our clients a comprehensive end-to-end solution.

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Helping businesses solve customer problems, innovate products and lead their industry. UX research, design and strategy consulting.

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Voluntas Ventures

Voluntas Ventures is an independent investment and advisory firm to entrepreneurial led enterprises, with a focus on the SaaS industry in NZ.

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Our history

With close to 15 years as a business this is where we’ve come from and where we’re going.

March 2023

Cortex brings on new advisory and board members and first board meeting held.

February 2023

New website launched with expansion to existing services and product range.

January 2023

Cortex sells first software application 'Ratings Engine' to existing customer.

October 2022

Cortex embarks on ambitious growth plans using strategic advisory services to plan and assist with execution.

May 2014

Employee numbers double and move to new office at Enterprise Street, Birkenhead.

January 2011

PC Lister NZ Limited hires second employee. Trading name changed to Cortex Limited.

December 2010

The office at Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead, is proudly opened.

November 2010

Paul returns home and establishes PC Lister NZ Limited.

June 2009

PC Lister grew to 4 customers in the UK, three of whom remain today.

May 2005

Born and raised in NZ, Paul founded a software and technology business PC Lister Limited while living in the UK.

Developing quality software that delivers quantifiable outcomes for your business.

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