Partner announcement

KAE announces partnership with Shortcut, expanding both business’s ecosystems and value to clients

KAE, the strategic marketing and trend consultancy, is proud to announce its partnership with Shortcut, the digital consultancy that specialises in app design and builds.

Through this partnership, KAE and Shortcut clients will be able to access and benefit from both businesses’ unique services, capabilities, expertise and networks.  It will also allow KAE’s clients to support their proof of concept initiatives through having access to Shortcut’s quick turnaround prototyping capabilities.

KAE is a London based consultancy with a global heritage that provides bespoke evidence-led insight, analysis and strategic recommendations to some of the world’s largest and most forward thinking brands. Its services range from offering traditional quantitative and qualitative research to providing strategic advice on high profile and high stake business decisions.

Shortcut is a Norway based digital consultancy specialising in apps. Its services range from strategy and business / service design to prototyping, app design and development, cloud architecture and cloud transformation.

Chris Holmes, Senior Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing at KAE said “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Shortcut. Shortcut offers a range of world leading services that will really help our clients transform their businesses and also test new concepts quickly to support any proof of concept initiatives. This is something that we feel will be of value to both our incumbent clients and our smaller scaling clients. This partnership is another example of KAE’s continued focus on inspiring bold change and providing our clients with access to world leading services and exceptional people.”

Marius Mathiesen, Co-founder & CSO of Shortcut said “Shortcut is thrilled to enter into a partnership with KAE. Although Shortcut has a long experience in research focusing on user insight and needs, the expertise and experience KAE has both in the payment industries and global scaling of businesses has been a real eye-opener for us. We believe that many of our clients face challenges every day where KAE can really make a difference with their insights and strategic capabilities. We have high hopes for this collaboration, and cannot wait to get started!”

This partnership is part of KAE’s wider service ecosystem that provides its clients with access to partners that can provide high impact and value laden services.


For more information, please contact:

Chris Holmes - SVP KAE

Chris Holmes, Senior Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing

Email: chris.holmes@kae.com

Phone: +44(0) 207 969 3368