Cutting edge innovation puts Australia on the map

Mark Fordree

Mark Fordree

Afiniation (The FinTech Network) is pleased to announce the names of 14 FinTech companies that will be presenting their innovations to senior financial and banking executives, investors, media, industry analysts, and fellow entrepreneurs and regulators at its Melbourne Showcase on 14 April, 2016.

Jillian Upton, co-founder of Afiniation, said: “This is where the rubber meets the road of Australasian FinTech. Following our Sydney Showcase late last year, most of the FinTechs that presented have gone on to sign partnerships or receive funding as a result of their presentations.

“It’s an extremely exciting time for FinTech in Australia and New Zealand. Not only do we have encouragement and support from the likes of Prime Minister Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison, but the large established financial institutions are actively participating and helping to drive the innovators and their solutions.

“The Melbourne Showcase on 14 April at the Grand Hyatt will see the smartest FinTech innovators, hand-picked by our selection committee, each given seven minutes to demonstrate their technology. It’s a PowerPoint-free zone, so these are real solutions, real ideas.

  • Billsumo – Alternative Lending
  • Bitcoin Group – Blockchain Technology
  • Boomeringo – Financial Management
  • Estate Baron – Real Estate Equity Crowdfunding
  • Ignition Wealth – Robo Advice
  • Impos – Point of Sale solution
  • Kikka Capital – Alternative Lending
  • Pin Payments – Payments
  • Simply Wall St – Investment Advice
  • Smartbit – Blockchain Technology
  • SuiteBox – Online Collaboration
  • Tappr – Payments
  • ThinCats – Peer to Business Lending
  • ThunderMaps – Financial mapping

Some comments from the presenters:

“Kikka is thrilled to be a part of the Afiniation Showcase 2016, we see the opportunity to showcase our platform to an investment and technology audience as an honour and feel events such as the Afiniation Showcase will strongly contribute to FinTech becoming a mainstream finance alternative for Australian borrowers and investors alike.” David Brennan, Founder, Kikka

“The Afiniation Showcase is a unique no-nonsense opportunity to share and learn with relevant companies and individuals involved in financial services innovation. We’re excited to be involved, and look forward to demonstrating why thousands of Australian small businesses have selected Pin Payments to accept payments online.” Chris Dahl, Director, Sales & Growth,Pin Payments

“We are delighted to have been selected to present at the upcoming Afiniation Showcase in Melbourne. Having presented at the 2015 Showcase, where we won best robo advisor, we are looking forward to a high energy, rapid fire event, in good company with Australia’s most innovative FinTechs.” Mark Fordree, CEO, Ignition Wealth.

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