Australian FinTech company profile #20 – Checkbox

Australian FinTech company profile #20 – Checkbox

  1. Company Name: Checkbox


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  1. Key Staff & Titles: Evan Wong (CEO), James Han (CTO), Paul Wenck (CRO)


  1. Location(s): Sydney, Melbourne.


  1. In one sentence, what does your fintech do?: Checkbox is a platform that enables the automation of expert-driven processes without touching a single line of code.


  1. How / why did you start your fintech company?: To simplify the complexity of legal, regulation and compliance through technology. Ultimately, we want to empower anyone to build software.


  1. What is the best thing your company has achieved or learnt along the way (this can include awards, capital raising etc)?: It’s a mix of everything really. Checkbox has been a recipient of 9 first place awards, with our Founders being listed as Forbes 30 Under 30, have raised a nice $1.77M in angel money in 2018, and have big name customers on our books. What have we learnt? It takes a lot of smart people, the right mindset, and a lot and a lot of hard work.


  1. What’s some advice you’d give to an aspiring start-up?: Don’t be precious about your idea. Be open, share your ideas and get as much feedback as you can with open ears and mind.


  1. What’s next for your company? And are you looking to expand overseas or stay focussed on Australia?: Growth! We have an incredible enterprise platform and are now all about customer growth. Also definitely expanding overseas. Already begun!


  1. What other fintechs or companies do you admire?: Way too many to pick just one! We have a lot more start-up talent in Australia than most people know.


  1. What’s the most interesting or funniest moment that’s happened in your company’s lifetime?: There was a time when we took a supposed client into a room and gave them a full blown demo of our platform only to find out later that we collected the wrong person from reception! Needless to say, our real clients were not too impressed and as for why the mistaken “client” would sit through an entire hour of a presentation that she didn’t sign up for?…We are still wondering that to this day ourselves.