Building Bridges Both Ways

Many comparisons have been drawn between New Zealand cities and the San Francisco of 15 years ago, with parallels in art, culture, innovation and tight local communities.

New Zealanders are drawing from the lessons of Silicon Valley, nurturing a similar pioneering spirit, ready to tackle unchartered territory.

New Zealanders are drawing from the lessons of Silicon Valley, nurturing a similar pioneering spirit, ready to tackle unchartered territory. The country is an Incubation-Nation, the perfect test bed for the kind of technologies and innovations that typify Silicon Valley. The western target markets are similar, and with only 4.5 million people in the country, you can learn quickly and pivot without losing much ground.

When it comes time to scale internationally, Kiwi Connect can help New Zealand-based companies back across the bridge. Our networks and contacts in Silicon Valley are extensive, and we can help you tap into a wider ecosystem to support and grow your venture. Auckland is a direct flight from San Francisco, and with only a few hours difference in day time hours, it’s easy to collaborate with partners back in California.

Silicon Valley Employers Looking for Talent

It’s common practice for young New Zealand graduates to travel and work abroad for 3-5 years after graduation. It’s called the Big OE - Overseas Experience - it’s an important part of New Zealand’s professional culture. Kiwi Connect can help you find talented Kiwis who are looking for career opportunities in technology.