Zamira | Stewart Cairns, CEO & Co-Founder

Founded in 2008, Zamira is an Australian animal health business with a mission to improve the health, wellbeing and productivity of animals across the world. In 2019 the company raised external capital to accelerate its expansion, including diversification into companion animal health in 2021.

Stewart Cairns talks about his venture into the private market and the many challenges that came with it. Zamira continues to expand globally, focusing on both domestic and farmland animal health as it builds towards its goal to become the number one animal health brand in Australia.

Key Takeaways

  • Having initially started as an internationally domiciled multinational, Zamira engaged Henslow in 2019 to assist in the transition to becoming an Australian company
  • Henslow advised Zamira on simplifying and rebranding the business to appeal to Australian investors
  • Initially a farm animal focused business, Zamira had identified the growth in the humanisation of pets and the significant market opportunity, launching a range of pet health products into over 950 stores nationwide
  • Zamira plans to grow its product range with its innovation team, expanding its unique, science-based offering for both pets and farm animals whilst also growing the channels in which it sells its products, both domestically and abroad

“It’s not an easy process raising money in private markets, particularly in the volatile markets we currently are experiencing. There is a need to be clear about your business plan, capital needs and be prepared to embrace advice. For Zamira, this had enabled us to pursue opportunities that previously would not have been possible.”

Stewart Cairns, Zamira CEO & Co-Founder

Interview clips


Origins of Zamira and Transitioning to Australia with Stewart Cairns, CEO


Transformation to an Investor Ready Business with Stewart Cairns, CEO


Innovating Into Pet Supplements with Stewart Cairns, CEO


Covid Challenges and Opportunities with Stewart Cairns, CEO


Zamira Over the Next 12-24 Months with Stewart Cairns, CEO


Raising Money in Private Markets with Stewart Cairns, CEO


Zamira + Henslow Partnership with Stewart Cairns, CEO


Advice for Entrepreneurs and Executives with Stewart Cairns, CEO


Full interview with Stewart Cairns, CEO

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