132: Basiq | Damir Cuca

By Dexter Cousins on 27/01/2023

In episode 132 of Fintech Chatter Dexter Cousins is joined by Damir Cuca, Founder and CEO of Basiq.

Basiq provides businesses with all the tools to seamlessly acquire and use Open Banking data in a CDR-compliant way.

Damir chats to Dexter about why he is upbeat and optimistic for the Fintech sector in 2023.

Make sure to check out the full podcast where Damir shares his approach to bringing on major investors including Plaid, NAB Ventures, Salesforce and Visa.

And if you are new to the show make sure to follow us and leave a review, it really helps others discover the show and support great founders like Damir 🙏 😀

About Basiq

At Basiq, our vision is Making Finance Easy. Finance is complex and it can be hard for consumers to make informed financial decisions. We see a world where consumers are empowered to make smarter financial decisions and to engage with their finances in new and unique ways.

Basiq enables this by providing an Open Finance API platform for businesses to build innovative financial solutions. The platform facilitates the relationship between fintechs and consumers by enabling access to consented financial data and executing smart data-driven payments.


0:00 Intro

2:40 About Basiq

4:33 Open Banking and the payments opportunity

5:58 The current state of CDR and Open Banking

10:51 The origins of Basiq

14:58 Running a successful Fintech prudently

18:23 Thriving in a downturn

24:59 3 forces impacting Australian Fintech in 2023

29:25 How to win investors like Salesforce, Plaid, Visa,

31:17 Supporting the Aussie fintech startup ecosystem

34:53 Is Sydney's Northern Beaches Australia's Silicon valley?

36:17 Attracting the right talent

40:57 How to get in touch

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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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