If you believe every startup will become a fintech, this is the newsletter for you
Fintech Radar is a weekly missive where I curate all the latest news from the world of fintech and packages it up into a neat weekly email newsletter.
However, this newsletter is more than a curation of links. We use the news as a jumping-off point into some in-depth analysis and the occasional hot take on what’s happening in the fintech industry.
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Still Not Sure?
Here are some posts you might find interesting if you’re still weighing up whether to let me into your inbox - I get it, it’s a big decision.
Current: Doing It Differently: This was an interview I did with Current’s CEO where we discuss core banking, starting out as a teen-focused challenger bank and the future of the sector.
A Deep Dive Into The Cash App's Growth Machine: In this piece, I analysed the tactics Square's Cash App has used to grow its user base rapidly and why they've worked so well.
Lemonade S-1 Teardown 🍋 : Yep, as the title suggests, this was an S-1 teardown.
SoFi Acquires Galileo For $1.2bn. But Why?: A piece on why I think SoFi acquired Galileo.
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A little about me
By day, I work in global expansion at Chipper Cash, and I’m country lead for a few of our markets outside of Africa. On nights and weekends, I invest in early-stage fintech startups across Australia and New Zealand. I invest at the earliest stages and love companies trying to 'stitch the financial world together.'
I also consult to FSIs on innovation and partnering with startups. I provide support to organisations so that they can build a partnership focused innovation function. This support includes everything from creating an innovation team to sourcing startups they can partner with or even acquire.
I’m the former founding GM of Stone & Chalk, Melbourne - an independent, not-for-profit fintech incubator that fosters and accelerates the development of world-leading fintech startups.
I’m currently the deputy chairman of FinTech Australia, where I’ve led numerous submissions to government departments on digital currency and blockchain tech, the consumer data right (CDR) and payments - including the removal of 'double GST' from digital currency and amendments to KYC/AML laws designed to incorporate digital currency.
I’m also a former member of the Australian Federal Government’s Fintech Advisory Group and a current ASIC’s Digital Finance Advisory Committee member.
I was the founding CEO of Fintech Victoria, an organisation designed to help grow the Victorian fintech ecosystem by amplifying, growing, and connecting the fintech community. In this role, I helped forge the Victorian fintech strategy.
Before my time leading Fintech Victoria, I was a professional services advisor. I worked for a top tier accounting firm on complex international tax structuring and M&A matters for several years. I also founded a startup in the online education space.
I hold Bachelors degrees in Law and Commerce and a Masters degree in Commerce (Econ). I’m also admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in the state of Victoria.