Melbourne’s growing strength as a fintech destination was emphasised at the close of 2017 with the launch of a new blockchain innovation centre and an announcement that the Victorian Government will back two fintech startup hubs.
Below are announcements from our members for December 2017:
We have an opportunity for a fintech community leader to sponsor our end-of-year infographic and opinion piece, which will outline the industry’s achievements during the second half of 2017 and predictions for 2018.
Our half-year infographic, published in August, (pictured left) received widespread domestic and international media, and social media attention.
Below is a comment given to The Australian newspaper on the decision by the Australian Securities Exchange to use distributed ledger technology for its settlement and clearing system for equities transactions.
When it comes to blockchain and distributed ledger technology, Australia is going beyond the hype and instead developing real solutions and governance for this technology. The ASX announcement is further evidence of this.
A successful AUD$67 million capital raise by US-based consumer finance marketplace Credible on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) illustrates the strong and growing appetite for exposure to fintech by Australian investors.
Credible was founded as a student loan refinancing marketplace in San Francisco in 2012 by Australian-born entrepreneur Stephen Dash.
Below are our member announcements for November 2017:
Global Startup Challenge is an initiative of NRI Startup India to empower innovations & startups across the globe through the platform EDGE 196.
It’s a series of challenges which will get launched every quarter across multiple sectors. The first sector being highlighted is Fintech.
It’s been a whirlwind ride but Australia’s inaugural fintech festival – Intersekt – is over.
In this post, we’re keen to bring all the highlights and key facts and figures from the festival, held from 27 October to 3 November 2017 in Melbourne.
FinTech Australia’s new tech partner, Microsoft Australia, is inviting members of the fintech community to the Microsoft Summit being held in Sydney next week.
Daniel Paperny for FinTech Australia
Investment in cyber security and artificial intelligence will form the central focus for the Victorian Government who reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the local fintech and start-up ecosystem at FinTech Australia’s intersekt festival this morning. Read more