The Australian fintech industry is booming, and these are the people (in no particular order) that are helping to shape it.
Name: Alex Scandurra
Position: CEO of Stone & Chalk
Superpower: Fintech Ringmaster
It will almost be like a tsunami when the millennials get more than 50% of the world’s buying power. They will be the ones who will decide the future of the industry.
Name: Alistair Lamond
Position: Commercial director of Skippr
Superpower: Diagnosing the finances of fintech
Empowering SMEs to take control of their finances means more competition, innovation, productivity and growth for Australian businesses.
Name: Andrea Myles
Position: CEO of the China Australia Millennial Project
Superpower: Strengthening our fintech ties
There are opportunities up and down the whole scope of business, and it's not just the giants and the big banks who can take advantage.
Name: Asher Tan
Position: Co-founder and CEO of CoinJar
Superpower: Bitcoin proliferation extraordinaire
Overcoming obstacles is a two-fold constant of thinking creatively to solve problems, while having the drive to engage and interact with people to address them.
Name: Ben Heap
Position: Founding partner at H2 Ventures
Superpower: Pumping fuel back into fintech
If there was one area in which we could build a real level of expertise in global terms, it is financial services. We would love to see Australia become known for its fintech sector.
Name: Caitlin Iles
Position: Founder of XChange
Superpower: Destroying the glass ceiling
For anyone who thinks the glass ceiling is a figment of womens' imaginations, the stats don't lie.
Name: Cameron Dart
Position: Founder and CEO of Australian FinTech
Superpower: Unravelling fintech's strings
We have ground-breaking technology here – we just need to educate the masses that fintech is here, it’s helpful and it’s here to stay.
Name: Charlotte Petris
Position: Founder and CEO of Timelio, vice-president of Fintech Australia
Superpower: Fintech double threat
The concept that small causes can have large effects is not only useful for weather prediction, but also for fintech and its effect on the economy.
Name: Danielle Szetho
Position: CEO of Fintech Australia
Superpower: Fearlessly working for fintech
My vision is to make Australia one of the world’s leading markets for fintech innovation.
Name: Danny Gilligan
Position: Co-founder of Reinventure and co-founder of Data Republic
Superpower: Wrangling data and investments
The Australian fintech industry is developing rapidly and we continue to be impressed by the quality of the talent, ideas and technology that exists in the startups.
Name: Darcy Naunton
Position: Co-founder and partner at Adventure Capital, co-founder of York Butter, CFO and co-founder of Clover
Superpower: Sergeant of the fintech army
We believe that there are great opportunities to build and grow businesses in Australia and we are doing everything we can to prove that point.
Name: David Ball
Position: Secretary of Fintech Australia
Superpower: Unlocking the data chains
I think we're only going to create a better market for the average person to benefit from and be financially better off.
Name: Emma Weston
Position: Co-founder and director of Full Profile
Superpower: Farming the fintech fields
We’re proud of our uniqueness, not only as Australians, but also as an agritech startup bringing blockchain solutions to physical commodity supply chains.
Name: Glen Frost
Position: Founder of Fintech Summit, Fintech Awards and Fintech Sydney
Superpower: Fostering the fintech community
You’re looking at how people are going to borrow money, lend money, invest money. If you add up every part of a bank that has the potential to be disrupted, you end up with a huge ecosystem of startups.
Name: Ian Pollari
Position: Partner and head of banking, KPMG Australia and global co-lead fintech
Superpower: Fintech's heavy hitter
Continue to challenge business models and the way things are done.
Name: James Eyers
Position: Financial services editor at the Australian Financial Review
Superpower: Profiling the fintech industry
Australia needs to grow some fintech champions.
Name: Lachlan Heussler
Position: Managing director of Spotcap
Superpower: Enabling the little guy
The industry is on the verge of something great and continued investment is needed in order to reach its full potential.
Name: Michelle Mofatt
Position: Head of internal audit at Tyro Payments, co-organiser of Sydney Femtech leaders
Superpower: Empowering women in fintech
My experience of growing up in a developing country meant that there is always a way to make it work, you just need to be persistent and innovative.
Name: Mike Cannon-Brookes
Position: Co-founder and CEO of Atlassian, director and investor at Tyro, investor at Blackbird Ventures, Shoes of Prey and Startmate
Superpower: Voicing the fintech revolution
It would certainly be a much better world for every small business owner and citizen, to have a much more competitive banking system, and I hope that technology will try to level that playing field.
Name: Miles Burke
Position: Founder and managing director of 6Q and Bam Creative, Producer at Startup and News Curator at Startup Perth
Superpower: Serial entrepreneur
We should keep striving for perfect, but accept it’s unattainable.
Name: Mon Wulff
Position: CEO and co-founder of Startup Muster
Superpower: Revealing Australia's startup ecosystem
Australian startups are taking advantage as much as they can of the opportunities in front of them.
Name: Niki Scevak
Position: Co-founder of Blackbird Ventures and creator of Startmate
Superpower: Leading the fintech leaders
This fund is for people with companies that they're going to stick with for decades, that will be their life's work, who never sell out and want to change the world.
Name: Simon Cant
Position: Managing director and co-founder at Reinventure and president of Fintech Australia
Superpower: Throwing open the gates to investments
Fintech is the engine room of the Australian economy, enabling all other industries to grow and transact.
Name: Stuart Stoyan
Position: CEO of MoneyPlace
Superpower: Pioneering opportunity
We have a unified vision and together will ensure Australia is competitive on a regional and global basis.
Name: Wyatt Roy
Position: Former Assistant Minister for Innovation and managing director- Australia of Afiniti
Superpower: Fintech policymaker gone rogue
We’re seeing an incredible opportunity to give customers and consumers a better experience and better outcome, and Australia is well placed to do this.