Fintech

Fintech Paytron scores $250,000 from CBA’s x15ventures

- September 30, 2022 2 MIN READ

Sydney fintech Paytron has won the Xccelerate 2022 run by the Commonwealth Bank’s x15ventures, landing a $250,000 SAFE note. Paytron, a full-suite workflows and spend management platform, was chosen from four finalists focus on payments, including Cape, Persollo and YouPay, pitching to the investment committee last night. The deal with x15ventures gives the fintech access… Read more »

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Fintech

Here are the 4 startups CBA’s x15ventures is looking at backing

- September 27, 2022 2 MIN READ

The Commonwealth Bank’s venture-scaling arm, x15ventures, has selected four payments startups as the finalists for its Xccelerate22 program. The four – Paytron, YouPay, Cape and Persollo – were chosen from 16 fintechs chosen to take part in the  Xccelerate Community Day a fortnight ago, going on to take part in a a deep-dive session known as the Pathway to… Read more »

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Accelerator

CBA’s VC arm, x15ventures, is looking for payments startups to back in its revamped Xccelerate program

- August 2, 2022 2 MIN READ

The Commonwealth Bank’s venture-scaling arm, x15ventures, has revamped its accelerator program, Xccelerate, and is now on the hunt for five early-stage fintech startups to back.  While the three previous iterations of Xccelerate have seen x15ventures choose an winner ultimate winner to back – givvable and OwnHome in 2020, and Splashup last year – this time… Read more »

Elliott Donazzan
Fintech

CBA’s X15ventures chips an extra $700,000 into on-time payments fintech Payble

- November 16, 2021 2 MIN READ

x15ventures, the Commonwealth Bank’s venture scaling arm, has tipped an additional $700,000 into its joint venture fintech Payble. The startup is a subsidiary of ASX-listed Sydney fintech Identitii (ASX: ID8), which uses blockchain and tokenisation to connect banks and businesses with the data for payments, in a joint venture with x15. Payble co-founder and MD… Read more »

Toby Norton-Smith, Helen Hey
Business

CBA’s x15ventures launches a cheesy idea for Millennials to personalise their online shopping with cashback rewards

- November 16, 2021 2 MIN READ

The Commonwealth Bank venture-scaling entity, x15ventures, has launched a new venture targeting Gen Z and Millennials with a brand and deal discovery shopping app that offers cashback rewards Cheddar uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help customers discover personalised brands, authentic content and deals, alongside a rewards program, serving up bite-sized content in the style of… Read more »

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Topics

CBA’s VC fund x15ventures backs property management startup :Different

- September 21, 2021 2 MIN READ

The Commonwealth Bank’s venture-scaling arm, x15ventures, has added a new proptech startup to its investment portfolio, taking a stake in the Antler-backed property management company :Different. Co-founded in 2017 by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs Mina Radhakrishnan and her husband Ruwin Perera, whose CVs include Google, Uber and other tech giants, :Different digitises a large slab of property… Read more »

Nathalie Rafeh, Vivek Bharadwaj
Accelerator

AI-based ecommerce startup Splashup has scored $150,000 in backing from CBA’s x15ventures

- August 13, 2021 3 MIN READ

Splashup, an ecommerce startup hoping to simplify online shopping and the comparison experience to find what customers want, has won the pitch competition by the Commonwealth Bank’s venture-scaling entity, x15ventures. Splashup co-founders Nathalie Rafeh and Vivek Bharadwaj will receive a $150,000 SAFE note as the winners of the Xccelerate21 program. Now in its third run,… Read more »