Tag: fintech

  • AI firm Silent Eight named RegTech Association Australia pitch fest winner

    A Singapore-based artificial intelligence start-up that combats money laundering and terrorism financing has won the top spot at the RegTech Association Australia’s inaugural pitch fest which attracted global participation. Silent Eight bagged the main prize, edging out 10 finalists with roots from the US, UK, Europe and Asia-Pacific.  The pitch fest was held in conjunction with… Read more »

  • Greenbase is the kiwi startup that will elevate NZ to the ‘open banking’ movement

    This Kiwi startup is here to make payments even cheaper and faster than the internet and mobile banking that your banks offer. Greenbase is creating an infrastructure to support the ‘open banking’ trend. The infrastructure is a secure API connection to your customer’s bank accounts where you can quickly create account-to-account payments that confirm instantly… Read more »

  • Why you should care about Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator 2.0

    Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator 2.0 is already deep on its way, and we are excited to see what the startups will achieve by the end of it. If you have not heard of this accelerator program, you should, because their previous program launched Sharesies which received $1 million in investment in just eight weeks. What is… Read more »

  • Two fintech hubs to pop up in Melbourne

    Two new fintech hubs will be launched to support local startups, attract investment and create jobs in this growing global industry. Melbourne is clearly stepping up their startup scene. Stone & Chalk and York Butter Factory, now known as YBF Ventures, are chosen by the Labour government to help grow the fintech sector. The fintech… Read more »

  • Airwallex has their wallet full after major investment from Square Peg

    Melbourne based fintech startup Airwallex has their wallet full for this year. Their series A capital raise jumped to US$19 million after a US$8 million top-up investment from fellow Melbourne VC firm Square Peg Capital. The fintech startup helps businesses and banks handle cross-border transactions at scale and have already made a name for themselves…. Read more »

  • Fintech industry has the most number of founders, report says

    A detailed report of the Australian startup ecosystem is mapped out by Startup Muster annual report 2017 that was released yesterday. The survey was done over six weeks and is claimed to be the “largest survey of the Australian startup ecosystem.” The final statistical sample for this report consists of 567 verified startup founders, 226… Read more »

  • Fintech startup Finch raised $2.25 million in just three months into launch

    Fintech startup Finch, “a financial app for your social life” raised $2.25million in seed funding in just three months after its launch. The app that is catered towards millennials, has the vision to be the number one financial platform for them. In a #humblebrag article on their website, Finch was selected one of eight spots… Read more »

  • Australian fintech industry grows out of infancy, major research report suggests

    Australia’s financial technology (fintech) industry is flourishing according to the 2017 EY FinTech Australia Census. The findings were based on various research methods, including a survey done by 166 members in the industry. According to the findings, median revenue rose to $95,000 a month from $30,000 a month last year. Twenty-four percent of all fintech… Read more »