fintechFIVE: zipMoney

Elizabeth Barry 27 April 2017

fintech zipmoney

Larry Diamond

CEO and founder

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

Here at zipMoney, we are simplifying how you pay everywhere and how you save every day through simple-to-use, consumer-friendly and financially-responsible products. We offer an interest-free digital wallet that allows consumers to shop seamlessly and responsibly online and in-store.

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

We recently announced what is possibly the largest debt deal in the fintech space, a $200 million facility with a Big Four bank. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.

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

Lots of sleep (it never happens!) and a three-quarter strong flat white ordered from HeyYou to kick off each day. I typically spend 15 minutes at my desk first thing to assess the "highest-value targets" we need to solve that day, all curated from my Google Keep notes. We have done this since we were a three-person startup and now we have 100 zipsters.

Where do you see the company in 12 months?

A few more heads, but not heaps. Rather a brand that is well regarded in the millennial market for financial wellness with a strong focus on how we pay, save and plan. We would hope to see Zip at many thousands of checkouts alongside Visa, Mastercard and PayPal. Also a few open-banking API agreements in place!

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

The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz.


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