Ep 43: Scott Eddington, WorldRemit

Dexter talks to Scott Eddington, APAC Managing Director of WorldRemit, a Fintech tackling the issues of financial inclusion and supporting the unbanked.

Scott talks through the payment trends since Covid hit and how emerging economies are embracing digital wallets.

Covering 150 countries around the world and with over 4 million customers, WorldRemit plays a critical role in helping economic migrants send money to their families back home.

Scott shares how WorldRemit ultimately helps millions of children to go to school,  thousands of people to receive medical treatment and, every week, thousands of people to pay their bills.

TCV, Accel and Leapfrog Investments have invested $375 million WorldRemit – and as early backers of the likes of Facebook, Spotify and Netflix, they are in good company!

To find out more go to https://www.worldremit.com/

Ep 42: Alan Jones, M8 Ventures

Dexter Cousins chats to Alan Jones of M8 Ventures on being an angel investor, accelerator programmes and team diversity.

Alan Jones is a startup founder coach and tech startup angel investor based in Sydney. Alan shares his advice for founders on everything from accelerator programmes, asking investors for money and the proven impacts of diversity in teams. This is one Podcast that is educational and a whole lot of fun!

Alan started out as a tech journalist, before becoming an early Yahoo employee. He rode the wild ride of the Dotcom Boom and the Dotcom Crash before leaving to pursue some startup ideas of his own, and although some of them weren’t entirely unsuccessful, all of them were great learning experiences. 

Alan got involved in startup accelerators and incubators to learn how to be an angel investor. He’s been angel investing and helping coach tech startup founders now for more than a decade. 

Also chair of Catalysr, an entrepreneurship accelerator focused on marginalised migrants and refugees, and Cardly.net. Alan is currently the third highest-ranked Australian athlete in international hide and seek competition. (behind me!)

He doesn’t want you to email him but you can disagree with him on Twitter at @bigyahu

Ep41: Brendan Malone, Raiz Invest

Dexter Cousins is joined by Brendan Malone, Co-Founder and COO of Raiz, an investment app that helps people save in the background of life.

Over 270,000 monthly users can invest in crypto and a range of investment funds using their spare change.

Launched in 2015 as Acorns, the app pioneered ’round-ups’.  The name change to Raiz and listing on the ASX happened in 2017 before expansion to SE Asia in 2019. It’s been a 🚀🚀 5 year ride for Brendan and the team.

CEO, George Lucas (not the Star Wars dude) is one of the sharpest entrepreneurs in Fintech and a pioneer. Some might call him a Maverick.

Brendan shares what it’s like working with George, his tips for building an international Fintech, how to manage different cultures and how to get the best out of your people.

If you’d like to find out more about Raiz go to – https://raizinvest.com.au/

Ep40: Alex Badran, Spriggy

Dexter talks to Alex Badran of Spriggy a pocket money app that helps parents teach their kids all about money. 🐷

As personal users of the Spriggy app for 3 years, we’ve seen the positive impact the product has on our own kids. And with over 400,000 users we are not alone in our appreciation and ❤ for Spriggy.

Our kids love Spriggy so much, they call pocket money, Spriggy money!

And which self-respecting Dad wouldn’t love Spriggy when you can get your son their own Darth Vader card!

Founded in 2015 by Alex and co-founder Mario Hasanakos, Spriggy is consistently voted Australia’s top-rated pocket money app.

Alex talks through the Spriggy journey and evolution of the product. 🎧 tune in as Alex shares fascinating insights into how we can expect the next generation to engage with Fintech products as they become young adults.

You can find out more https://spriggy.com.au/

Ep 39: John Winters, Superhero

John Winters, CEO and Co-Founder of Superhero talks about their launch and NOT being the next Robinhood.

Dexter is joined by John Winters, Co-Founder and CEO of Superhero, a revolutionary investment platform making trading in Australian markets accessible to everyone. Offering trades for $5, Superhero aims to offer a more compelling proposition than Robinhood.

In tandem with the official launch, Superhero announced $8m Series A round backed by ZipCo CEO Larry Diamond and Nick Molnar, Co-Founder of Afterpay 🚀🚀🚀

Co-Founder and CTO of Superhero, Wayne Baskin (Co-Founder of Booktopia and board advisor to ZipCo) complements John’s financial expertise from his previous stints at Shaw and Partners and Macquarie Group.

John talks us through Superhero’s plans and how they intend to make investing easier, faster, cheaper and more visible to everyday investors.

With such a formidable founding team, remarkable backing and a strong board, we are expecting big things from Superhero!

To find out more go to https://superhero.com.au

Ep38: Rebecca Schot-Guppy, FinTech Australia

Rebecca Schot-Guppy joins Dexter to kick-off season two of the FinTech Australia Podcast

Welcome back! And after a short break, who better to help us kick off season two than our wonderful partners, FinTech Australia.

CEO Rebecca Schot-Guppy joins me to talk about the Senate Enquiry into Fintech and Senator Braggs recommendations.

COVID has had a devastating impact on the economy, despite such challenges FinTech Australia is stronger than ever, gaining more members over the last six months.

Rebecca shares her secrets to making FinTech Australia the peak industry body.

For those who don’t know Rebecca all I can say is she’s a force!

You can find out more about membership  https://fintechaustralia.org.au/join-now/

You can follow Rebecca on Twitter @SchotGuppy and Linkedin

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