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Australia’s top fintech investors will debate the latest funding trends in Melbourne

- October 16, 2019 2 MIN READ
The most recent trends in fintech investment in Australia will be debated by some of the investors at the forefront of the sector a special Techboard Roundtable in Melbourne this Friday, October 18.

Presented in association with Fintech Australia and the Intersekt Festival, the Techboard roundtable discussion will  focus on the future of funding for Australian fintechs and feature the launch of the 2nd annual Techboard Startup and Young Tech Company Funding Report for FY19.

The panelists are Ben Hensman from Square Peg Capital, Todd Forest of NAB Ventures, Birchal’s Matt Vitale, Tim Dean from Fintech Australia and Credi, Liven’s Grace Wong, Rhys Davis of Fresh Equities and Vicky Papachristos from Scale Investors.

Reinventure Group’s Lauren Capelin

Fintech Australia director and Reinventure Group partner Lauren Capelin will facilitate the discussion.

Ahead of the release of the latest report, Techboard co-founder Peter van Bruchem said that while the previous funding report highlighted the prominence of fintech, the FY19 report reveals just how much the sector has grown and continues to dominate the investments made.

“A bit of a spoiler alert: startup and tech funding is up from last year – by a considerable margin but not not everything is rosy,” he said.

“Unsurprisingly fintech, in particular lending-related fintech, was pretty dominant during the year.

“If you are in Melbourne on Friday come along to hear what you don’t necessarily expect both from our analysis of the funding data but also from a great cross section of the fintech funding space for invaluable and time saving insights.”

The Techboard FY19 funding report and roudtable will be held at the YBF Ventures, 520 Bourke St, Melbourne, on Friday, 18 October 2019, begining with the report launch at 9am, following by the 90-minute roundtable at 9.30am, with an hour of networking from 11am.

Tickets are $10 and available from Eventbrite here.

 

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