Your sherpa for new international sales and operations. Leave the heavy lifting to us.
Digital Doesn't Mean Borderless
How do juggernauts like eBay fail miserably in China and Japan? We've had clients come to us after being shut out of countries despite no physical products.
Global commerce and international sales and marketing is rapidly changing and ever-evolving. Intellectual property. Data governance. KYC. Pricing sensitivity. Cultural expectations. Double taxation. Trustworthy local partners.
Foreign jurisdictions have varying interpretations, perspectives and enforcement for tech firms.
We have the answers to all your questions.
We have the experience to foresee the risk and exposure.
We have the team to do the heavy lifting.
Going Global is Complex. And Lucrative.
Why did Starbucks fail in Australia and Israel? Why do most SMEs fear going into a new market?
The IBA's program walks founders through each step of the process to save costs, guarantee profits. From supply chain to growth capital and IP to local branding, we mitigate the risk and escort you on the path to global dominance in your sector.
Testimonial: Wana Family (US to UK)
"The word accelerate only begins to describe what we did in your program."
"We were days from closing acquisition of a London based competitor when we joined the International Business Accelerator, and your guidance connected us with the best of the best of UK resources both in LA and abroad.
We continue to utilize them today, including a recent one-on-one call with the Director of Digital NHS to position our platform for Covid support in the UK, a one-on-one consultation with FieldFischer and others as EU-local GDPR experts that put us ahead of the curve for preparedness to safely enter a European market. You also set up on-site (complimentary) office space at London & Partners on the Thames to support our acquisition work while we were physically in London.
All of this critically contributed to Wana becoming a 25,000-user-strong global company, where we were just 300 friends and family on a web app before working with the IBA."
"The IBA can handle everything you need when entering the US market."
"All high-growth businesses from outside the United States dream of accessing the US market and I was no different. With the possibilities and potential comes risk and a steady stream of blind spots. The IBA's InboundLA package was the ideal method for my small business to establish my North American headquarters. Before my first major decision they provided free access to multiple corporate attorneys, tax experts, marketing consultants, IP lawyers and whatever international business experts I needed...including furnished office space. In less than a month the IBA introduced two high profile buyers and negotiated a way for me to offset most of my financial risk of expansion. I'd be shocked if a major consulting firm could provide the IBA's service for 10x the cost."
"All accelerators teach you how to build a company. Only the IBA can teach you how to build a multinational."
- Marieme Haynes, JKH Naturals and Yummy Society"
"You guys have pointed out so many things we've never had the chance to think about in our international expansion."
- Cole Hirshkowitz, CHAI Energy
"It was a great program and prepared us well for Quake Capital."
- Farrah Allen, The LABZ
"The IBA's expertise and insight made us rethink our cross-border growth strategy...and thank goodness we did. We are now exponentially better prepared to dominate our sector."
- JC Burnett, Loadchief
"So many programs can be confusing to business owners in the beginning stages. The IBA can shorten your navigation process in search of how to export to other countries. IBA's program and its speakers from different trade fields can point you in the right direction. Now I know who to ask and where to find the information I need."
- Shelly Sun, MAKEiT
"The IBA has definitely helped CAI better understand what steps to take with its desire to move into international markets. Having a thorough understanding of marketing, legal, financing and other topics has armed CAI with our clear objective on how to proceed forward."
- Reed Gesteland, CAI, Inc.
"The IBA has been a wonderful experience. We came away with a customized export plan. We came away with great contacts. This could not have been done without being in the IBA. Our general export awareness and education increased ten-fold, including international customs/cultures and legal standards."
- David Golbahar, Lightheaded
"For anyone looking to target international growth and global markets I highly recommend the IBA program. It offers definite insight, perspective and a wealth of information about what lies ahead for a global sales initiative."
- Jay Pignatello, Warren Engine Company
"When we first launched, we weren't really sure about going international right out of the gate. It gave us, and all the other companies in the cohort, the confidence we needed to be successful internationally."
- Elliot Kreitenberg, GermFalcon
"The value you brought us was incredible. From all the free legal advice, CPAs from KPMG, matchmaking in foreign countries and pointing out all the blind spots we never would've thought of, the ROI on the IBA is impossible to quantify."
- Dr. John Hsu, iPill
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