fintechFIVE: Acorns

Elizabeth Barry 30 March 2017

fintech five acorns

Acorns Australia CEO George Lucas on micro-investing and how to win friends and influence people.

George Lucas

Acorns Australia CEO

In two sentences or less, describe your product or service.

A mobile first, micro-investing platform that helps people save small amounts regularly. We are changing the way people save and invest.

What has been the company's biggest milestone to date?

Successfully navigating through our first year of operation and growing to over 225,000 signups.

What’s your most useful advice for having a productive day?

Have regular cigarette breaks for peace and quiet… but if you want something a bit healthier, our office has gotten into meditating recently!

Where do you see the company in 12 months?

Twice as many users and more value added features. We want to continue to develop our core product and add more value through new features being requested by our customers.

Which book has had the most influence on your professional mindset?

How To Win Friends And Influence People, but I read it more than 20 years ago.


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