What we'll do
Come to Stone & Chalk the home of Melbourne fintech and hear from our panellists whilst enjoying some free pizza and drink on what is "Raising funding for your fintech startup in 2019".
Moderator: Alan Tsen ( GM of Stone & Chalk, Chair for Fintech Australia)
Nick Baker from Nab Ventures
Ben Hensman a VC from Square Peg Capital
Ariane Barker CEO, Scale Investors
Moderator & Speaker Bios:
is the Melbourne GM of Stone & Chalk - an independent, not-for-profit fintech hub which fosters and accelerates the development of world-leading fintech start-ups.
He is also currently the chair of FinTech Australia where he has led numerous submissions to government departments on digital currency and blockchain tech - including the removal of 'double GST' from digital currency and amendments to KYC/AML laws designed to incorporate digital currency.
Alan holds Bachelors degrees in Law and Commerce and a Masters degree in Commerce (Econ). He is also admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in the state of Victoria.
Ben Hensman / Senior Associate;
Ben joined Square Peg's Melbourne office in 2016. He is passionate about software businesses and technology.
Prior to joining Square Peg, Ben was an Investment Analyst at Fidelity International in Sydney, covering investments in the telecommunications, media, software & technology sectors across A&NZ. Prior to that, he was an Analyst in Deloitte Brisbane's Corporate Finance team.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of Queensland and has completed the CFA Level 1.
Nick is an investor at NAB Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on investing globally to support innovation and disruption in the financial services sector.
Prior to NAB Ventures, he was an investor with the Myer Family Investments, one of Australia’s premier investment houses, focused on investing in technology companies across both public and private markets. Nick is a former Investment Banker with Goldman Sachs in New York, working with some of the world’s leading technology companies.
Nick is a former World Champion rower with the Australian rowing team, and holds an MBA with honours from Cornell University.
Ariane is the CEO, Scale Investors and Board Director of the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation.
You can find her Linkedin here:
This event is proudly run and hosted by Stone & Chalk
Stone & Chalk is an independent, not-for-profit Fintech hub. We foster and accelerate the development of world-leading Fintech start-ups and act as a centre of gravity for the local Fintech eco-system.
We support the growth of the highest quality Fintech start-ups in Australia, across the full spectrum of the Fintech landscape – payments, peer-to-peer, crowd-funding, automated advice, capital markets, crypto-currencies, etc.
All our resident fintech startups are of high growth potential and must first pass through our selection process before being accepted as resident members. Our resident startups represent a wide range of different disruptive and innovative fintech categories including smarter faster machines, new market platforms, investment management, payments, alternative banking, market based lending, e-KYC, insurance, equity crowdfunding; data sharing frameworks, IoT. wearables, distributed/consensus ledger platforms and cyber security.
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