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Kea makes thousands of introductions every year for Kiwi companies looking to go global. We leverage our World Class New Zealand Network and other Kiwi expat mentors, advisors, and super-connected champions. Can you help connect any of these New Zealand SMEs?

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Commercial furniture designer seeks manufacturing advice for US
Instinct Furniture design ergonomic furniture for libraries and education providers throughout Australasia. The company would like to expand manufacturing operations into California and wishes to learn from businesses that have first hand experience in manufacturing and distribution within the commercial interiors space in the US.
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Sparkling wine brand would like to meet with FMCG members in Tokyo
Archer McRae exports its Joiy sparkling wine in a can to Canada, Australia and China. The company is looking to Japan as its next market and the company founder will be in Tokyo at the end of July. They are seeking to connect with anyone familiar with the FMCG and/or alcohol landscape in Japan for market insights.
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Developer duo seeks mentorship around business side of scaling a tech start-up, either in the US or worldwide
Highlight in the alpha stage of development for a content aggregating web-app, which allows users to investigate, curate and critique global news. Highlight's developers are after mentorship around the business side of scaling a tech start-up, either in the US or worldwide.
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Soap manufacturer seeks to connect to China based importers of NZ products
The Soap Factory is a designer and manufacturer specialising in making customised soap products for a range of skincare brands. The factory has a fully equipped commercial soap making facility with maximum flexibility. The Soap Factory would like to connect with importers of New Zealand made products in China.
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Digital performance agency seeks US market insights for West Coast
Uprise is a digital performance agency that works with high growth, global companies. Uprise is launching in San Francisco and would like further market insights. They would like to talk to members in marketing and innovation on the West Coast to learn from their experiences and industry knowledge.
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High-end fashion brand seeks distribution advice for Europe
NZ clothing brand Maaike was established 8 years ago and today graces high-end Kiwi wardrobes, including PM Jacinda Adern’s. The brand is stocked in NZ and Australia, and is now exploring options for distribution in Europe. Maaike would appreciate any insights and advice regarding EU channel partners.
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Children's food brand seeks Southeast Asian in-market FMCG knowledge
Olivia Premium Food distributes to Australia and China, and would like to expand to Southeast Asia. Specifically, it's seeking FMCG industry insights for Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, and Manila. The FMCG brand would like to speak to experts about product positioning, pricing structure, channel partners and logistics.
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Meat trade association seeks insights from gastronomy experts in US
Deer Industry New Zealand is responsible for promoting and assisting the development of the NZ deer industry. The organisation is travelling to the US to investigate the East Coast's appetite for venison and ways to appeal to its hospitality industry. The organisation would appreciate any insight and feedback​ to help increase its US awareness.
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Hydraulic hose-making distributor seeks members of international forestry industries for market insight
BOA distributes hydraulic hose-making machinery and equipment to end-user contractors and operators. BOA is targeting companies in forestry logging, civil and earth-moving in Australia, Brazil, Canada, and Chile. They would like to speak with forestry associations and industry members for market insights.
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Do you need help?

Kea Connect, supported by ASB, helps Kiwi companies go global.

What we can do

Make warm introductions to members of the Kea network who may be able to give you business advice, market insights and/or further connections.

Post your business connection request on our website here and in our next newsletter, increasing the chances of finding the right introduction for you.

Help connect you to other organisations with resources and expertise that we don't have.

What we can't do

Advertise your product or service to the Kea network or find you customers.

Guarantee that every introduction will make your business an overnight success.

Ask the Kea network for funding on your behalf. However, we can connect you with organisations in this space.