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We’re connecting Kiwis with Kiwis

Kea Connect, supported by ASB, connects Kiwi businesses to global New Zealanders helping them break into new markets. With a network of industry experts around the world, we’re making sure no Kiwi has to make a cold call.

Whatever stage your business is at, whatever kind of advice you’re looking for, New Zealand’s borderless nation is ready to help. We’ll find the right people for you to talk to so you can get your business to the next step.

How it works

Kea Connect is a simple three-step process:

Do you need help?

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

Who we’ve helped

Here are three Kiwi companies we have connected to high-flying New Zealand expats: 

Bobux to Nike

Bobux designs and sells innovative children’s shoes worldwide. It sought introductions to Kiwis at Nike, to gain insights into ways to succeed as an international footwear brand. Kea introduced Bobux to Portland-based Nike innovator Wade Flanagan.

OfficeTorque to Ross McEwan

OfficeTorque sought connection to businesses offering credit and collect-payment to customers. Ross McEwan, Group CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland, set up a meeting in London with the RBS Head of Innovation Payment Systems.

East Imperial to Coca-Cola

East Imperial is a premium New Zealand beverage company that approached Kea for insights into the US boutique beverage market. Kea introduced East Imperial to Shane Grant, Senior VP/GM at The Coca-Cola Company, based in New York City.

Our connection seekers

Here are some Kiwi companies looking for connections in-market: 

US energy services?

NZ SaaS energy company looking to understand overseas energy markets for expansion plans. It is seeking local market insights to establish its value proposition in the US.

FMCG in Germany?

Producers of honey-based products are seeking to connect with Kea members associated to Germany's FMCG industries, to help with market entry.

UK manufacturing expertise?

Light machinery and tool manufacturer for the construction industry seeks connections to experienced UK hi-tech engineers and innovators.

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.