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Sep
29

Accel Partners’ Rich Wong: Australian start-up sector now a global player

More fantastic news on the Australian FinTech industry, and this one line sums it up best – “Australia is now on the radar of tech investors globally” The local start-up sector is increasingly being recognised as a player in the global technology arena as competition for Australian companies heats up among international venture capital funds.Accel […]

By Australian FinTech | FinTech . Investing . Venture Capital
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Sep
18

Super funds back biggest-ever Australian tech venture fund worth $200 million | afr.com

This is certainly great news for the Australian tech start-up industry. It also shows great faith in what is to come out of the Australian tech sector in the coming years. Leading entrepreneurs and two major superannuation funds will combine forces to launch Australia’s biggest-ever technology start-up venture capital fund, with more than $200 million […]

By Australian FinTech | Investing . Venture Capital
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Sep
02

Carlyle backs Prospa securitisation to boost SME lending

This is great news for Australian FinTech company Prospa. It’s also a very positive sign to see global companies investing in Australian FinTech companies – it appears others are starting to see the potential here in Australia. Global alternative asset manager the Carlyle Group has invested $50 million in the first securitisation deal in Australia […]

By Australian FinTech | FinTech . Investing
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Jul
23

FinTech Investments Quadruple: Top Trends To Watch

Investments into FinTech startups recently quadrupled, growing from just over $3 billion in 2013 to over $12 billion in 2014. And consider alongside that another trend showing that crowdfunding will surpass VC in 2016 as a funding source–given that crowdfunding itself is a segment of the FinTech market. Source: FinTech Investments Quadruple: Top Trends To Watch

By Australian FinTech | FinTech . Investing . Venture Capital
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Jul
21

Australia can be the global start-up laboratory | The Australian

What if Australia was named the most ideal environment to create a global start-up? It sounds like an unlikely prospect but it’s not as unlikely as we would like to think. Examining the current appetite US venture capital funds have for the Australian market, there’s something unique at play in Australia, which makes it a […]

By Australian FinTech | FinTech . Venture Capital
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Jul
14

Investing opportunities in FinTech

Investment Investment in FinTech takes two directions. Firstly you can invest your funds into companies such as peer to peer lenders for them to distribute as loans. This takes the form of either direct investment for the wholesale investor or investment into managed investment schemes that administer the funds for a fixed return. Obviously as […]

By R.James | Investing
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Jul
14

Afterpay: Ron Brierley backing fintech start-up | The Australian

Legendary corporate raider Ron Brierley and a host of alumni from his former Guinness Peat Group have joined a group of wealthy investors in backing online commerce-tech start-up Afterpay to target the $100 billion market for online retail and e-services. Source: Afterpay: Ron Brierley backing fintech start-up | The Australian

By Australian FinTech | FinTech . Investing . Payments . Venture Capital
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Jun
22

Robo-adviser Stockspot raises capital from H2, Rocket Internet

Stockspot, a robo-adviser seeking to disrupt wealth managers by offering a low-cost, automated financial advice process, has completed a capital raising and welcomed onto its register the Berlin-based start-up investor Rocket Internet, and H2 Ventures, the new fintech venture capital fund run by brothers Ben and Toby Heap.Stockspot, founded in 2013 by former UBS portfolio […]

By Australian FinTech | FinTech . Robo-Advice
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