Sponsors & Partners

Major Partners

Vocus: Major Partner and Sponsor for Outstanding FinTech Leader of the Year

As a leading Tier 1 telco and network solutions provider, Vocus connects people, businesses, and governments across Australia and the world.
Our expertise, challenger mindset, and unique customer focus is what our clients say sets us apart. And in financial services, we have an extensive ecosystem with specialist partners and best-in-breed solutions to help the fintech industry innovate and grow. It’s brilliant made simple.

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Event Partners


Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Their mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible.

Mastercard uses secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, alongside innovations and solutions to help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential.

Mastercard’s decency quotient, or DQ, drives their culture and everything they do inside and outside of our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, Mastercard is building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.

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The Australian Trade and Investment Commission – Austrade – is Australia’s leading trade and investment agency.

They connect Australian businesses to the world and the world to Australian businesses.

Austrade holds a proud history of helping Australian businesses pursue their global ambitions and have the power to open doors, unlock opportunities and help Australian businesses go further, faster.

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Award Sponsors


SeedSpace is an early-stage venture capital firm, that invests in passionate founders who demonstrate technology-driven, scalable solutions that solve problems in the financial services sector. Applying a rigorous data and evidence based approach to investing, SeedSpace helps turn great ideas into great businesses.

SeedSpace is committed to fostering a vibrant global FinTech ecosystem through partnering with the key actors and decision makers, but also at the grass roots startup level. SeedSpace have built a global network of leading founders, investors and top tier business representatives who together are here to create an environment where founders and start-ups can thrive.

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Tanggram is the First Smart Wealth Creating Platform in Australia. It is on the mission to turn everyone’s small dreams into big wealth. It integrates Smart Investments, Shopping Rewards, and Social Networking altogether to build a financial world in everyone’s pocket. By focusing on goal-based and AI-driven investment strategies, Tanggram helps independent-minded individuals to manage their wealth much easier.

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GoCardless is on a mission to take the pain out of getting paid for businesses with recurring revenue.

They have created a global bank debit network, to rival credit and debit cards. On top of it, we’ve built a platform designed and optimised for taking invoice, subscriptions, membership and instalment payments.

They now process $13bn in transactions a year and we’re proud to count 50,000 businesses around the world as our customers, from small businesses to household names like TripAdvisor and the Guardian.

Their recurring payments platform integrates with the applications businesses use every day, giving businesses more visibility over payments and saving them huge amounts of time on tasks like payment reconciliation. We partner with more than 150 billing and subscription software partners globally, including Xero, Sage, QuickBooks, Zuora and Salesforce.

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BDO is a trusted adviser to clients seeking audit, tax and advisory services. As one of the world’s leading audit and accounting organisations, we have clients of all types and sizes from large corporate organisations to private businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals across an array of industry sectors.

At BDO,  values are the foundation of what they deliver: IDEAS | PEOPLE | TRUST.

This is about delivering ideas and advice that create value; quality-driven people who are motivated by providing exceptional client service; and being trusted to get the job done.

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Xero is a cloud-based accounting software platform for small businesses with 2.45 million subscribers globally.

Through Xero, small business owners and their advisors have access to real-time financial data any time, anywhere and on any device. Xero offers an ecosystem of over 800 third-party apps and 200 plus connections to banks and other financial partners.

In 2020 and 2021, Xero was included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index and in 2020, Xero was recognised by IDC MarketScape as a leader in its worldwide SaaS and cloud-enabled small business finance and accounting applications vendor assessment.

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CreditorWatch is a commercial credit reporting bureau with over 50,000 customers across Australia, from sole traders through to ASX listed public companies.

CreditorWatch holds the credit file of every entity in Australia and enables businesses of all sizes to access credit risk information on any entity in Australia (including sole traders, trusts and partnerships) to determine what sort of risk they represent to their business.

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Paypa Plane

Paypa Plane is the bank-grade platform where traditional payments and new fast, real-time (like PayTo in Australia), crypto and data enriched scheduled/recurring payments work alongside each other.
Our white-label solutions are for banks and PSPs looking to rapidly evolve SME product offerings without changing their existing infrastructure – our systems simply ‘plug-in’ over the top- allowing for easy deployment and management. Paypa Plane is designed to help banks create closer, more valuable and longer term relationships with their SMB customers by embedding valuable services within the banking environment, all whilst helping the SMBs achieve cost savings, cash-flow assurance, in-built compliance and hands-free customer care. We help banks to be miles ahead when it comes to meeting the needs of SMBs in the new, fast and data-rich financial systems of the future.

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Founded in 2017, Swyftx is one of Australia’s most progressive cryptocurrency exchanges. The platform was established to be the solution to the many issues associated with traditional cryptocurrency platforms.

From a distinct lack of customer service, dated user interfaces, poor education practices and high fees, Swyftx had the vision to be the solution.

Designed to be the only cryptocurrency platform you need for trading and investing. Swyftx has continually challenged the status quo; to put its customers’ needs, trust and security at the forefront of all decision making.

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Stone & Chalk

Stone & Chalk exists to identify, nurture, connect and propel those who are seeking to solve the world’s most pressing business and social challenges. In this sense, our founders, partners, investors and mentors – are shaping the future, together.

Founded in 2015, Stone & Chalk is a not-for-profit organisation with a proven track record in developing successful growth and support frameworks for emerging tech sectors.

They bring together founders, investors, industry, and government stakeholders and mentors into one powerful Impact Network™ which drives growth, recognition, and commercialisation.

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IAG is Australia and New Zealand’s largest general insurance company with a purpose to make your world a safer place, whether you are a customer, partner, employee, shareholder or part of the communities IAG serves across Australia and New Zealand.

IAG has helped people recover from natural disasters, accidents and loss since 1851. In Australia and New Zealand, we provide insurance under many leading brands, including NRMA Insurance, CGU, SGIO, SGIC and WFI; and NZI, State, AMI and Lumley Insurance (New Zealand). They also have interests in general insurance joint ventures in Malaysia and India.

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OneTrust is the #1 fastest-growing company on Inc. 500 and the category-defining enterprise platform to operationalize trust. More than 10,000 customers, including half of the Fortune Global 500, use OneTrust to make trust a competitive differentiator, implementing central agile workflows across privacy, security, data governance, GRC, third-party risk, ethics and compliance, and ESG programs.

The OneTrust platform is backed by 150 patents and powered by the OneTrust Athena™ AI and robotic automation engine. Their offerings include OneTrust Privacy Management Software, OneTrust DataDiscovery™ AI-powered discovery and classification, OneTrust DataGovernance™ data intelligence software, OneTrust Vendorpedia™ third-party risk exchange, OneTrust GRC integrated risk management, OneTrust Ethics ethics and compliance software, OneTrust PreferenceChoice™ consent and preference management, OneTrust ESG environmental, social and governance software, and OneTrust DataGuidance™ regulatory research.

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With over 25 years of experience in the local market and the backing of a multinational trading technology powerhouse, we’re AUSIEX.

AUSIEX specialises in equities execution, clearing & settlement services, and equities administration for financial intermediaries. Since 1994, they have used deep, local expertise to deliver solutions that seamlessly connect our clients to markets.

They are powered by Nomura Research Institute (NRI), a trusted international market leader in technology and operations services.

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TrueLayer is the leading technology company providing secure, global access to financial infrastructure.

Developers use their APIs to build best-in-class products that securely access data and initiate payments in real-time. Founded in 2016, TrueLayer is connected to major banks across the world, backed by leading venture capital, and trusted by some of the biggest names in fintech including Freetrade, Nutmeg, Revolut, and Trading 212.

By making the power of open banking accessible through our platform, TrueLayer enables developers across any industry — from startups to enterprises — to reinvent financial services.

TrueLayer is available in the UK, Europe and Australia.

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Data Action

Data Action (DA) is a specialist software and services provider to the alternate banking and financial services industry. With a firmly embedded focus on supporting the financial wellbeing of Australians, DA enhances the banking experience of more than a million Australians via its core banking and digital platforms every day. With over 30 years’ experience, DA represents over $33 billion in client assets and is well-positioned to continue its extraordinary track record of success with continued market expansion.

DA operates nationally with staff based in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and services a broad client base including customer-owned banks, credit unions, neobanks and financial services membership organisations.

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Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Their mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, their innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything they do inside and outside of the company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, they are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.

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YBF’s three-tiered mission is to help startups and scaleups to succeed, corporates to innovate and the Australian tech ecosystem to thrive. As such, YBF is home to several large technology hubs that centre on key aspects of innovation for Victoria and New South Wales. Examples of these include the YBF Fintech Hub in partnership with the Victorian Government, the LawTech Hub in collaboration with Lander & Rogers; the PropTech Hub in partnership with building automation giant, Honeywell; and SquareGrape, Australia’s first tech hub for the wine sector, in partnership with one of the world’s largest wine companies, Treasury Wine Estates.

YBF is Australia’s original and largest tech and innovation hub, headquartered in Melbourne. Today it is proud to be home to over 500 members making up over 75 future-focused Australian and international technology startups and scaleups at its Melbourne and Sydney CBD locations.

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Tier One People

Hiring outstanding talent is difficult, time-consuming, expensive and risky. The fast-paced and highly regulated Fintech sector adds another layer of complexity.

Tier One People takes away the complexity, offering a simpler approach to finding and hiring leadership talent. And we do it faster and more affordably than the traditional executive search firms.

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Firstmac is a privately-owned company that has been in business for over four decades. 

Firstmac have grown from a small family business to become Australia’s largest non-bank lender. Over time, Firstmac has provided 100,000 home loans and currently manages $12 billion in mortgages and $250 million in cash investments.

Firstmac is a challenger company that stays ahead of the big banks by using smart technology and highly-trained support staff. The company is dedicated to bringing simple, affordable, competitive financial products to market, underpinned by a lengthy track record of success and a pedigree in prime residential home loans.

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Burgopak is a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative patented packaging for products of all shapes and sizes. With a highly creative and experienced collaborative team, we designs to brief, to provide an engaging opening experience to your customers, creating a higher perceived value of your product with clever cardboard engineering, and making your life easier by managing the process right from conception to completion.

Be sure to sign up to the official mailing list here, for all the latest news, innovations, and up-coming limited designs from Burgopak and Duallok.

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Stage Sponsor


ASX is one of the world’s top ten exchanges. As a full-service exchange, we offer trading, clearing, settlement, market insights, connectivity, and depository services across all major asset classes including equities, derivatives, ETFs, options, and managed funds. With a total market capitalisation of around $1.5 trillion, ASX is home to some of the world’s leading resource, finance, and technology companies. Our $47 trillion interest rate derivatives market is the largest in Asia and among the biggest in the world.

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