Can you help these Kiwi companies go global?

Kea Connect, supported by ASB, helps Kiwi companies go global by connecting them to industry experts around the world. Here’s just a few examples of the companies that we are currently assisting. If you or someone you know can help any, either click HELP OUT or contact We will connect you with the right person.

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Multilingual travel website seeking connections with tourism companies expanding to Japan

The largest multilingual travel information website for foreign visitors to Japan would like to connect with tourism companies that see value in expanding their operations or knowhow to Japan. JapanTravel help travellers to plan, book and prepare for their visits to Japan by providing interesting, relevant and engaging information, as well as a range of maps, tools and booking functions. 

The company's growth is fuelled by a network of 50 regional partners and 22,000 contributors around the world, who provide our content in 13 languages. They are particularly interested in speaking to adventure travel firms, infrastructure and hospitality investment firms, equipment rentals firms,  and others with unique capabilities that could be replicated in Japan.

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Football (soccer) enthusiasts' platform seeks US stakeholders

The platform, MY F.C. that manages your football life, has a mission to connect and empower football stakeholders to more successfully engage the community on and off the field. They are heading to the US to network and would like to connect with Kea members for help and suggestions. MY F.C.'s current objective is to raise brand awareness on the West Coast and to fundraise. They would like to speak to anyone who has experience or networks in business, venture capital and/or football (soccer) in the US. 

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Inspirational adventure magazine seeks introductions to networks in North American and UK

Say Yes to Adventure (SYTA) is a beautifully-designed quarterly print and digital magazine that explores the stories of passionate people and the motivations behind their inspirational adventures. It features a broad range of subject matter focused on exploration, creativity, adventure and discovery. SYTA aims to be a source of inspiration for those who seek an active and exciting life.

They would like to be connected with businesses that are in the adventure, travel and tourism sector with similar products. Ideally, SYTA would love to increase their presence in Canada, USA and the UK. They are looking for introductions to retail networks with the capacity to reach a global audience.

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Creative collaboration platform seeking US connections

Award winning platform Dovetail X enables creative and tech freelancers to form pop-up project teams and collaborate. They believe the agility of freelancers with the power of collaboration produces highly effective and adaptable teams. Dovetail X helps freelancers work for themselves, not by themselves. As they're about to launch and they would like to connect with people in the creative/tech industry in the US to hear about their experience.

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Niche perfume brand would like to connect with distribution networks in US

Natural perfumery, Abel has a simple goal to create the world’s best natural perfume. They work with New Zealand's only Master Perfumer, Sao Paolo based Isaac Sinclair. Abel produces a range of chic, modern, natural perfume that lasts all day long on your skin. Their vita odor collection retails in niche beauty, high end fashion and lifestyle stores in Europe and further afield. They are seeking introductions to distributors or retailers in New York and California to enter the US market.

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Patented petrophysics technology company seeks introductions to Kiwis in Thailand

The conveyance system for open-hole wire logging is disrupting the oil drilling industry with its revolutionary technology that resolves mechanical issues that have plagued wireline logging for over 50 years. Obstructions formed by ledges, washouts and cuttings debris are easily navigated and conventional wireline logging is feasible in very high angle wells. The technology enhances log data quality with tool sensors run in the optimal configuration and orientation. Sampling can be undertaken from the “undamaged” high side of the wellbore. Petromac would like to be introduced to Kiwis in Thailand in this industry.  

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Distributor seeks networks for outdoor goods in UK and Europe

RV Living would like to connect with a distributor or major national retailer in Camping/Outdoors/Gift sector to any major city in the UK and Europe. The company is a distributor based in Cambridge. They represent several global brands within the Camping/Motorhome/Caravan/Outdoors & Gift sector. Recently they have been granted a UK and Europe agency for The Wine Hook, an outdoor stemmed-glass holder that easily slides on the arm of most outdoor chairs and securely holds your stemmed wine glass. 

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Performance footcare seeking advice for expansion to US

Walk On is a merino wool blister protection product for active people who need to protect their feet; everyone from walkers, runners, dancers, skiers, and cyclists to those fond of high heels. The product uses a silky strip of hyperfine merino wool to prevent and protect areas of irritation, blisters and sore feet. The wool is kept in beautiful, breathable packaging that is fully reusable and recyclable. Walk On is designed to be used once and then buried either out there in the mountains or at home in the vegetable garden. The hyperfine merino wool is biodegradable and will fully disappear into the soil within a year.

Walk On has partnered alongside leading brands such as Red Bull and industry leaders. The company is looking to expand to North America and would like to discuss exporting, importing, and setting up international distribution. 

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Virtual and mixed reality centre seeks mentors in AR/VR for incubator and startups

ProjectR is a collaborative environment for businesses and researchers to develop, test and showcase innovations. The centre has the capability to build this emerging medium through the procurement and execution of projects. 

The organisation enables access to talent through projects, research and development, to bridge the gap between those innovating and those ready to invest in high tech experiences. ProjectR is seeking influential Kiwi's working or connected in virtual or augmented reality that are passionate about growing NZ as a digital nation to mentor incubator and startup companies ranging from hardware to content creators.

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Web based enterprise software system for managing environmental compliance seeks market knowledge in Singapore

FoundationFootprint is seeking in-market knowledge in the environmental engineering and construction sectors with regards to environmental compliance opportunities in Singapore. FoundationFootprint is an award winning web based enterprise software system for managing environmental compliance, health and safety, and sustainability data management and reporting. Their consent management software helps companies manage their global reporting needs with a simple and intuitive interface and a mobile compliance app, which has disrupted the NZ market. Therefore, FoundationFootprint is now looking to expand with this efficient software alongside their sustainability software that has already been activated in the Singapore market.

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