Auckland software startup PredictHQ has raised US$10 million ($15m) in a Series A funding round after signing marquee early customers including Uber, Domino's and

Chief executive Campbell Brown told the Herald that three years ago he was running Online Republic, a site that offered online car and camper van rentals and cruise ship bookings.

A key problem for the Online Republic team was they had difficulty predicting demand. They were constantly caught out by public events or, more particularly, when several public events happened at once, especially around holidays.

Brown was amazed to discover that while there were lots