Austrade Fintech Delegation to France Finance Week and Fintech Forum (28 January – 2 February 2019)

Austrade is gauging interest for a potential mission to the Paris Fintech Forum, 29-30 January, 2019. You are invited to express your interest in this great opportunity.

The Paris Fintech Forum

The Paris Fintech forum is the main event on the digital finance / Fintech calendar in France and one of the main fintech opportunities in Europe, taking place at the former French stock market exchange in the heart of Paris on 29 & 30 January 2019.

This two day event covers all key areas of digital finance, particularly for fintechs through 100+ panels and interviews. This year, the 4th edition of the Paris Fintech Forum is organised under the high patronage of M. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, and will host prestigious guests from international financial corporates, fintechs and international organisation such as Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF.

The event gathers over 150 fintechs CEOs from all over the world in both panels & interviews and on stage dedicated to pitches and showcases. Most of the Fintechs in attendance are also present in an exhibition hall in one of the 100+ Fintech pods.

Video of the event.

The Paris Finance Week 

The Paris Finance Week will also form part of this opportunity. The Paris Finance Week, taking place from 26 January 2019 through to 2 February aims at bringing together public and private initiatives in the Finance sector around innovation & new technologies (Fintech), education, research and regulation. This is a great opportunity for Australian Fintech interested in the French-European Union market to understand and meet the local Fintech ecosystem.

Austrade’s mission would also take advantage of the Paris Finance week to organise a dedicated event at the Australian Embassy in Paris, including key Australian speakers, financial services executives and other government and private sector representatives.

The Opportunity                

As a partner of the Paris Fintech Forum and the Paris Finance week, Austrade is considering a dedicated program for an Australian Fintech delegation attending these events, including:

  • Austrade in market briefing on the French fintech scene and emerging trends particularly in light of Brexit
  • Participation at the 2 day Paris Fintech Forum with B2B meetings;
  • Dedicated group meetings/pitching sessions;
  • Visits to prestigious incubators in Paris (“Station F”,  “Le Swave”); and
  • Meetings with and/or site visits at French corporates (BNP Paribas, Oney Bank) and universities. 

Expressions of Interest:

Places are very limited. To express your interest in this opportunity, please contact Leo Bremanis, Trade & Investment Adviser, Fintech, at

EOIs close COB AEST on Wednesday 31 October 2018


New England Venture Summit

Where Innovation Meets Capital

December 12th 2018 | Lombardo’s | Boston, MA

Special discount.  Use discount code “FINTECHAUVIP” and receive 10% off the “early bird” rates.

Come meet, interact and network with more than 800 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and CEOs of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies at the prestigious New England Venture Summit being held on December 12th 2018 at Lombardo’s in Boston, Randolph MA.

Whether you’re a startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, The New England Venture Summit presented by youngStartup Ventures – is the event of the year you won’t want to miss.

A highly productive venture conference, The New England Venture Summit is dedicated to showcasing VCs, Corporate VCs and angel investors committed to funding early stage and emerging companies. This year’s event will again feature a dedicated Fintech track.

Fintech Australia has made special arrangement for our network to receive a deeper discount of 10% off the existing “early bird” rates.

To Register now and receive the special discount as well as take advantage of the “Early bird” discount rate, use the link below and enter discount code “FINTECHAUVIP” click here.

In addition to providing access to leading Investors, the conference will feature more than 50 pre-screened early stage companies seeking capital, and hardcore networking.

This conference will be attended by the best people in the industry. Please register early to avoid disappointment.


Get Noticed > Get Funded > Grow Faster

A select group of more than 50 Top Innovators from the Technology, Life Sciences/Healthcare, CleanTech and Edtech sectors will be chosen to present their breakthrough investment opportunities to an exclusive audience of Venture Capitalists, Corporate Investors, Private Investors, Investment Bankers, and Strategic Partners.

Apply to Present / Nominate a company:

For more information or to be considered for one of the Top Innovator slots click here.

Seed Pitchfest:

If you are a seed stage company seeking angel funding of less than $1M (and have raised less than $300,000) click here to apply for our Seed stage track.


FEES: “Early bird” registration Savings Available for a limited time!  Use Promotional code “FINTECHAUVIP” and receive an extra 10% off.

To inquire about group rates, register by phone or for more information contact:

youngStartup Ventures at 212.202.1002

Partial list of over 100 VCs confirmed to speak and judge includes:

Sanjay Aggarwal, Venture Partner, F-Prime Capital Partners | Magdi Amin, Investment Partner, Omidyar Network | Ibraheem Badejo, Sr. Director, Johnson & Johnson Innovation | Janet Bannister, Partner, Real Ventures | Peter Bastien, Partner, Next47 | Alex Beletsky, Investor, Sidecar Angels | Joshua Berg, Investment Manager, GM Ventures | Laura Bock, Investor, QED Investors | Nabil Borhanu, Managing Partner, Graphene Ventures | Eric Breese, Managing Director, Evonik Venture Capital | Dan Burstein, Managing Partner, Millennium Technology Value Partners | Sara Chamberlain, Managing Director, Energy Foundry | Christopher Chu, Managing Director, Samsung Catalyst Fund | Meghan Cross Breeden, Managing Partner, Red Bear Angels | David Cruikshank, Partner, ARCH Venture Partners | Ekaterina Dorozhkina, Managing Partner, Starta Ventures | Miriam Eaves, Venture Partner, BP Ventures | Michael Fanfant, Investor, Runa Capital | Mark G. Fields, Partner, Alsop Louie Partners | Prashant Fonseka, Principal, Tuesday Capital | Haley Fradkin, Investment Associate, Plum Alley | Kyle Fugere, Head of Ventures, dunnhumby Ventures | Matt Gatto, Partner, Insight Venture Partners | Joy Ghosh, Investor, Bain Capital Ventures | Stephen Gilfus, Founder, Blackboard Inc. | Jamil Goheer, Managing Partner & Cofounder, CoVenture | Ben Gorman, Associate, F-Prime Capital Partners | Jacob E. Grose, Investment Manager, BASF Venture Capital | Marina Hadjipateras, Co-Founder & General Partner, Trail Mix Ventures | Hunter Hartwell, Principal, Forte Ventures | Nathaniel Henshaw, Managing Director, CEI Ventures | Mar Hershenson, Co-Founding Managing Partner, Pear Ventures | Noel Jee, Investor, Illumina Ventures | Patrick Kenealy, Managing Director, Ridge Ventures | Nyla Koncurat, Managing Partner, Karlani Capital | Daniel Kwak, Investor, Point72 Ventures | Vivek Ladsariya, Partner, SineWave Ventures | Kyle Lui, Principal, DCM Ventures | Coppelia Marincovic, Investment Manager, Solvay Ventures | Hiroki Matsuda, Investor, Sozo Ventures | David Miller, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Clean Energy Ventures | Julia Moore, Partner, Breakout Ventures | Kirsten Morbeck, Managing Director, SpringRock Ventures | Amit Mulgaonkar, Investor, Mithril Capital Management | Sheila Narayan, Managing Director, Golden Seeds | Sara M. Nayeem, Partner, New Enterprise Associates | Preston Noon, Principal, Agent Capital | Brian Panoff, Senior Principal, Shell Ventures | Sumay Parikh, Principal, Quake Capital | Daniel Povitsky, Vice President, Sinai Ventures | Vinny Pujji, Investor, Insight Venture Partners | Gopal Rajaraman, Investment Principal , Motorola Solutions Venture Capital | Wanda Reindorf, Managing Director, Clean Energy Ventures | Praveen Sahay, Managing Director, WAVE Equity Partners | Louis Schick, Founding Partner, NewWorld Capital Group | Reese Schroeder, Managing Director, Tyson Ventures | Chris Seitz, Associate, Excel Venture Management | Connie Sheng, Founding Managing Partner, Nautilus Venture Partners | Alex Shtarkman, Associate, Revolution | John Simon, Managing Director, Sigma Prime Ventures | Sarah Sossong, Principal, Flare Capital Partners | Luisa Sucre, Associate, Revolution | Laurel Touby, Partner, Supernode Ventures | Claude Vachet, Managing Partner, Cycle Capital Management | Maria Velissaris, Investor, Pipeline Angels | Anthony Walsh, Principal, BioInnovation Capital | John Wei, Sr. Investment Manager, SABIC Ventures | Kyle Welborn, Partner & Co-Founder, Cultivation Capital | Jamie M. Weston, Managing Director, Spring Mountain Capital | Troy Williams, Managing Director, University Ventures | Jessica A. Zeaske, Director of Healthcare Investments, GE Ventures | Lu Zhang, Founder & Managing Partner, Fusion Fund and many more.

Australian Fintechs to exhibit at Global Conference Sibos 2018

Thirty-two leading Australian and New Zealand fintechs will showcase their businesses to global investors at Sibos in Sydney, the most important financial services conference in the world.

Curated by peak industry body FinTech Australia, the Oceania Lounge at Sibos 2018 aims to unveil some of our most promising local startups on a global stage.

Held in a different city each year, Sibos brings over 8000 delegates from financial service and technology companies around the world together to network and discuss major issues. Over 160 companies drawn from 32 countries exhibit as part of the event.

It will run in Sydney from October 22 to October 25 — making it the third time it has been held in the city in the event’s 40-year history.

“Australia is already regarded as a hub for global fintech. The opportunity to provide some of our local fintechs exposure at Sibos is crucial in showing the sophistication of our fintech ecosystem,” Rebecca Schot-Guppy from FinTech Australia said.

Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair said this was an opportunity for Sydney to put its best foot forward as a fintech hub.

“This is a great platform for 32 Australian fintechs including 16 NSW companies to meet investors from around the world,” Mr Blair said.

“Sydney and Australia are natural hosts for this year’s Sibos. We are a leading fintech player and we’re encouraged to see so many fintechs increasingly look to overseas to grow and attract investment.”

NSW’s global meeting bidding specialist, BESydney secured Sibos for Australia.

CEO, Lyn Lewis-Smith said: ”Technology has been described as the largest industry on the planet, and in financial services, Australia has proven capability to produce unique solutions with global application. At BESydney, we see global meetings like Sibos as the ideal platform to showcase that talent to the world and to spark new collaborations. Sibos was a great win for us, and a great win for Australia.”

FinTech Australia’s exhibition will take place over four days, with 16 startups exhibiting over a two day period. If you would like to connect with our local fintechs please meet them in the Oceania Lounge for a coffee.

The businesses exhibiting at the event include:

  • Trade Ledger
  • Map My Plan
  • Look Who’s Charging
  • Troovo
  • Proviso
  • Airwallex
  • Open Sparkz
  • Pax Technology Australia
  • Moneycatcha
  • Meeco
  • Fabric Corporation
  • PayReq
  • Infrarisk
  • Assembly Payments
  • Reinventure
  • Infrarisk
  • Assembly Payments
  • Betasmartz
  • Priviti
  • Caleb & Brown
  • Seed Space
  • Ezidox
  • BankVault
  • Call Journey
  • Hyper Anna
  • Enteruptors
  • Open Orbit


About Fintech Australia:

FinTech Australia is a national association for the Australian fintech startup community. Our vision is to make Australia the leading market for fintech innovation and investment by working with both sides of government, industry and the Australian fintech community to create a supportive environment and partner ecosystem in Australia and abroad.

About BESydney

BESydney is the strategic bidding organisation responsible for attracting global meetings to Sydney: local experts with remarkable connections, growing Australia’s international reputation as one of the world’s most business and tech-friendly hosts. Financially supported and backed by the NSW State Government and the private sector, it is a not-for-profit company with a focus on value creation.