Arataki App

Lee Timutimu | Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Te Rangi, Tūhoe, Ngāti Porou is CEO & Founder of Arataki Systems. Lee has worked in the IT industry for almost 20 years and has deep networks and relationships into the Māori tech ecosystem. He’s also the Founder of Te Reo Wainene o Tua – a Māori storytelling collective, Co-Founder
of Ko Maui Hangarau – a tech summit for Rangatahi, and Kaihautū of the Māori Tech Association.

AS are a Māori owned, whānau owned tech company that build end to end technology solutions (

Founded in 2016, we are a tech company based in the Waikato and BOP, wholly owned and run by Māori tech entrepreneurs. We have career backgrounds in  Māoristorytelling, tech and Iwi relations. We developed NZ’s first proximity activated cultural content delivery platform. We offer a virtual self-guided fully immersive cultural experience. Our platform seamlessly connects users with cultural content and information, at the right time, in the right location.

Our goal is to bridge the cultural gap between communities. Our mission is to share 1 million stories.

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