Introducing the Upstarters

Being on the edge of the world has fostered a unique way of looking at challenges – and New Zealanders are known for stretching themselves, going beyond the accepted wisdom, and following good ideas wherever they lead. Those values are reflected in unique and often world-leading technology and innovation.  


Historical isolation has driven us to become innovators,  and we’ve had to be creative, practical, and ready to challenge convention. We’re carrying that approach forward in today’s connected world, with New Zealand tech companies offering fresh perspectives, creative energy and the ability to find unexpected answers to old problems. 

Proven innovations from New Zealand, boosted by international resources and networks, are a winning combination. Our tech businesses deliver at scale in markets around the world, from silicon chip production to healthcare and creative industries - and with nearly one fifth of New Zealanders based overseas, our tech network, infrastructure and ecosystem has worldwide reach.

When it's time to take on global markets, New Zealand tech businesses are ready to move faster, go further and work harder to make it happen. They're also natural collaborators, with a collaborative, open way of working that results in highly effective commercial partnerships.

We may not be the biggest, but we always strive to be the best – easy to work with, trustworthy, and creating tech that's good for the world.



Tech is New Zealand's

third largest export sector



in Asia-Pacific for attracting foreign investment



out of 139 countries for business & innovation

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