Sponsors & Partners

Presenting Partner

Victoria Government

The Victorian Government is responsible for public schools, health, policing, roads and traffic, public housing and business regulation. The Victorian Government consists of the Victorian Public Service (VPS) and the Victorian public sector.

The VPS is made up of eight departments and a range of agencies and authorities that form the core of the Victorian Government – including Education and Training, Health and Human Services, Justice and Community Safety, Premier and Cabinet, Treasury and Finance, Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Environment, Land, Water and Planning Transport

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Major Sponsor

Till Payments

Till is the fast-moving, Aussie-born, global fintech disruptor opening up a world of possibilities for businesses seeking simple, seamless, all-in-one payments. We take the complexity out of getting paid with single-source solutions that ensure merchants can accept any payment wherever and whenever their customers shop, be it online, in-store, or a combination of both.

Organisations across a range of sectors, including FMCG, automotive, parking & transit, retail and hospitality, use our end-to-end smart and seamless payments experiences to support growth and enhance customer experiences. Founded in 2012,

Till’s team of 100 staff is rapidly growing and headquartered in Australia, with teams in London, Manila and across the US. Till currently serves hundreds of merchants across 12 countries and over 500 cities.

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Event Sponsors

Afterpay

Afterpay is an international payments platform, built to enable financial wellness for the next generation of shoppers. Consumers receive products immediately, pay in four interest-free instalments and are rewarded for paying on time. With no credit checks, no interest, and no catch, we empower customers to pay in a financially sustainable way.

Afterpay is a movement in which everyone wins – shoppers, retailers and society. Afterpay is offered by over 55,000 of the world’s best retailers and has more than 10 million active customers globally. The service is currently available in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and the United Kingdom where it is called Clearpay

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IAG Firemark Ventures

Many of IAG’s innovations began as seed ideas in Firemark. We identified their potential, invested in their development and accelerated their growth. By building an incubation ecosystem across industry, venture capital, academia and government, we identify systems of opportunity to explore, evaluate and commercialise. Our cross-functional hubs in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and Auckland, provide access to a breadth of talent and depth of experience to develop ideas that deliver business impact.

IAG is the parent company of a general insurance group (the Group) with controlled operations in Australia and New Zealand. The Group’s businesses underwrite over $12 billion of premium per annum, selling insurance under many leading brands, including: NRMA Insurance, CGU, SGIO, SGIC, Swann Insurance and WFI (Australia); and NZI, State, AMI and Lumley (New Zealand). IAG also has interests in general insurance joint ventures in Malaysia and India

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GPS (Global Processing Services)

We’re GPS, the leading global provider of next-generation payment processing solutions. Our world-class technology and people expertise equip you to build the future of finance as we revolutionise the payments ecosystem together.

Since 2007, GPS has embarked on a journey to accelerate the delivery of better financial experiences around the world. To date we’ve enabled the monumental rise of fintech challengers and technology leaders across the word – many of whom are now considered “unicorns” worth over US$1billion+. Pushing the boundaries of digital payments has driven the changes in user experience we now take for granted everyday.

We’ve also worked with financial institutions setting the standards in payments transformation.

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Mastercard

Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our 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, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.

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Envestnet | Yodlee

Envestnet | Yodlee is a leading data aggregation and data analytics platform powering dynamic, cloud-based innovation for digital financial services.

More than 1,000 companies, including 15 of the 20 largest U.S. banks and hundreds of Internet services companies, subscribe to the Envestnet | Yodlee platform to power personalized financial apps and services for millions of consumers.

Envestnet | Yodlee solutions help transform the speed and delivery of financial innovation, improve digital customer experiences, and drive better outcomes for our clients and their customers.

Envestnet | Yodlee is headquartered in Redwood City, CA with global offices in London, Sydney and Bangalore

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Award Sponsors

Google

Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Google keeps billions of people safer online. They protect the users with industry-leading security, responsible data practices, and easy-to-use privacy controls.
Google builds products that help create opportunities for everyone, whether down the street or across the globe.
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Visa

Visa (NYSE: V) is a world leader in digital payments, facilitating transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities across more than 200 countries and territories.

Their purpose is to uplift everyone, everywhere by being the best way to pay and be paid.

Their technology and innovation make digital payments a reality for consumers, businesses, banks and governments.

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TrueLayer

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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Shaype

Shaype platform allows you to rapidly embed new financial services into any business. Their technology and product teams bring together experience in high-frequency trading from the leading edge of the hedge fund industry and the latest innovations in payments services.

Through their Service ecosystem, financial and non-financial businesses can control a full suite of microservices via one simple API integration. Providing the unrivalled flexibility to design and embed extraordinary financial experiences into any product or customer journey.

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UPPLFT

Upplft founders have operated a successful advisory business for over 10 years and understood the talent industry intimately. They are committed to help Australia reach their goal to have 1 million people in tech jobs by 2025, which means an additional 286,000 people need to enter tech jobs in the next 4 years.

Upplft directly connects top talent with verified businesses removing unnecessary third parties, making it a faster, more transparent and direct way of hiring.

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CreditorWatch

CreditorWatch is a commercial credit reporting bureau with more than 55,000 customers across Australia, from sole traders through to ASX listed public companies.

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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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BDO

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, we are guided by our values that are the foundation of what we 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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Tier One People

Founded in 2016 by Dexter Cousins, Tier One People is the recommended executive search consultancy by industry body, FinTech Australia.

Hiring world-class leadership talent is time-consuming, expensive and complex. Global talent shortages and a highly regulated Fintech sector add even more complexity to hiring.

At Tier One People it gets simpler to hire outstanding Fintech leaders. And they do it faster and more affordably than traditional executive search firms. That’s why companies like Revolut, 10x, 86 400, Lendi, Q2, True Layer and many more trust Tier One People to help them launch, scale and innovate.

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Seed Space Venture Capital

We are 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, we help turn great ideas into great businesses. Our headquarters are in Sydney, Australia and our European office is in Geneva, Switzerland. We are 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.

We 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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The Argyle Network

Founded on a belief that to work with the best, you had to be the best, The Argyle Network has grown from this humble proposition to be the leader in the Fintech & Banking Recruitment space.

Founding clients are still today’s clients, a testament to our true and honest approach to recruitment and our mantra that a long term relationship is worth more than a quick and easy short term deal.

We named our business as a Network as we wanted to differentiate ourselves from the transactional type of recruiters we all know so well.

Ours is a two way approach where we work with both clients and candidates to get them the best possible outcomes and solutions to their needs.

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1835i

Combining the backing of a Global 50 bank with a team driven by innovation and disruption, 1835i builds and invests in businesses that are transforming financial services and beyond.

We connect exceptional founders who have great ideas to more than just funding. We invest in and partner with businesses that help people saving for, buying, owning and selling their homes, entrepreneurs starting, running and growing small and medium size businesses, companies moving capital, goods and services around the world and transform businesses through data, analytics and digital technologies.

Every name tells a story. Ours is steeped in ANZ’s heritage of innovation. A nod to the almost 200-year history of the bank combined with the ‘i’ representing investing in innovation.

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Xero

Xero is a cloud-based accounting software platform for small businesses with over 2.7 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 1,000 third-party apps and 300 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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Swyftx

Founded in 2018, Swyftx is one of Australia and New Zealand’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 a 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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Stage Sponsor

ASX

ASX stands for Australian Securities Exchange. It was created by the merger of the Australian Stock Exchange and the Sydney Futures Exchange in July 2006 and is one of the world’s top-10 listed exchange groups measured by market capitalisation.

ASX operates markets for a wide range of asset classes including equities, fixed income, commodities and energy. As an integrated exchange, ASX’s activities span primary and secondary market services, including the raising, allocation and hedging of capital flows; trading and price discovery; central counterparty risk transfer; and securities settlement for both the equities and fixed income markets.

ASX’s business is structured around four divisions: Listings, Markets, Technology and Data, and Securities and Payments.

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Supporting Partner

Entersoft

Entersoft is a leading application security provider helping businesses across fintech and blockchain technology, secure their applications, through future-ready solutions that help keep up with the changing technology landscape. Their strengths lie in assessing security risks, monitoring for threats and safeguarding applications against compliance issues as well as the latest threats.

Security is not a destination, but a journey. Entersoft works relentlessly as a partner and advisor to empower client business leaders to take charge of their application security. Seamlessly integrating with existing processes, we incorporate a combination of offensive assessments, pragmatic managed security and proactive monitoring methods into the organisation’s security protocol. They work with businesses worldwide, with tailored solutions catering to Fintech, Cloud, IoT, Web/Mobile App and Blockchain businesses.

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Wisr

Wisr (ASX: WZR) is Australia’s first neo-lender and FinTech pioneer in the rapidly growing Australian consumer finance market.  It provides a new way of helping Australians get a smarter, fairer, Wisr deal on personal loans. As a technology company they’re committed to building products, apps and services to help Australians do more with their money.
Their promise is to provide a smarter, fairer, wiser financial alternative for all Australians. 
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Other Sponsors

EY

EY exists to build a better working world, helping create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.
Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate. Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.
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