Rehan D'Almedia,
Fintech

The Finnies: FinTech Australia launches new ‘positive impact’ award

- January 31, 2023 2 MIN READ

FinTech Australia has announced the new Positive Impact award, which celebrates social impact in fintech. They are now calling for entries for its seventh annual awards.  The Positive Impact award will consider the social, environmental, and economic impact of fintech companies. They introduced the new award to honour work on this within the sector.  FinTech… Read more »

ACCC Social media
Social Media

Consumer watchdog launches influencer crackdown over hidden ads after social media users dob them in

- January 30, 2023 2 MIN READ

The Australia Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) is combing through social media platforms to identify influencers that don’t disclose affiliations with the product and company they’re promoting. Social media users reported more than 100 influencers to the regulator.  Most tip-offs were about beauty, lifestyle, parenting, and fashion influencers who failed to follow the advertising disclosure… Read more »

Zepto CFO Laura Mineo
People

Former Goldman Sachs director signs on as Zepto CFO

- January 27, 2023 2 MIN READ

Former Goldman Sachs executive director Laura Mineo has joined Byron Bay-based merchant payments fintech Zepto as Chief Financial Officer. Her C-suite role follows the appointment of Julia Bearzatto as Chief Product Officer in November last year. Mineo was most recently in New York as CFO at locally-founded, US-based Rokt, Australia’s third most-valuable private tech company behind… Read more »

Joel Anderson, Brad Martin and Elizabeth Kirk
Funding

Employee wellbeing startup Foremind raises $200,000 for construction industry mental health support

- January 25, 2023 2 MIN READ

Employee wellbeing startup Foremind has raised $200,000 in Seed funding from early stage investor Skalata Ventures. The cash will be used to improve access to mental health support in the construction and building sector.  Cofounder and engineer Joel Anderson was inspired to build Foremind after a poor experience using an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Around… Read more »