125: Look Who's Charging

By Dexter Cousins on 20/09/2022

In episode 125 of Fintech Chatter, Dexter is joined by David Washbrook to talk about Look Who's Charging, one of Australia's Fintech success stories.


In a return to our OG series, David shares his journey from bootstrapping to a successful exit and helping the next generation of Fintech founders through Centauri Ventures.

About Look Who's Charging

Along with Stuart Grover and Nicole Grover, David was the co-founder of Look Who's Charging ("LWC").  LWC's technology was adopted by every major banking group in Australia and tech giants like Apple. 

LWC's service touched >70% of the Australian population and the business processed 8x the volume of transactions of Visa, Mastercard and EFTPOS combined (>4bn a month).  LWC was sold to Experian PLC (FTSE 100 company) and David left the business at the end of 2021.

About David Washbrook

Since leaving LWC, David has set up a venture fund, Centauri Ventures, which has made over a dozen direct investments primarily in early-stage high-growth companies (portfolio).   

In addition, David is the Founder of Helios Technologies, a technology-driven company working on a number of projects to help drive the transition to clean energy including myenergyguide.com.au, solarisedenergy.com and hems.energy

David has also recently become a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Connect with David on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidtwashbrook/

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Article written by Dexter Cousins
Founder of Tier One People and host of the Fintech Chatter Podcast.

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