FinTech Australia 2017 awards presented in Darling Harbour

By David Tuckwell on 25th May 2017

P2P/Marketplace LendingAlternative CreditEquity CrowdfundingInvoice Funding

Inaugural awards handed out to top performing fintechs

FinTech Australia 2017 awards presented in Darling Harbour

FinTech Australia’s inaugural awards were presented Wednesday night at Sydney’s Darling Harbour to a 200 guest audience made up mostly of industry figures.

The awards - which spanned a staggering 29 categories, some of which featured only one nominee - were handed down in an Oscars-style envelope opening ceremony, backed by blasting pop music.

“We’re here celebrating what you're doing to transform our economy,” said New South Wales Minister of Innovation Matt Kean, presenting the headline winners. 

“Sydney is home to Australia’s largest financial services industry and a leading Asia-Pacific fintech hub with 54 per cent of our fintech sector based in NSW.

“Success for you means success for everyone in NSW.”

The main corporate winner was Priviso Data, a tech company specialising in bank statement retrieval, which took home three awards; and RateSetter Australia, the Australian arm of the British P2P lender. 

The top individual winner was AgriData’s Emma Weston, who took home two awards. 

Headline Awards: 

Female FinTech Leader of the Year award: Emma Weston, CEO and co-founder, AgriDigital

Male FinTech Leader of the Year award: Greg Moshal & Beau Bertoli, Prospa

FinTech Organisation of the Year: Afterpay

Emerging FinTech Organisation of the Year: Spaceship

Emerging FinTech Leader of the Year award: Emma Weston, CEO and co-founder, AgriDigital

Other Awards:

Best Fintech Place to Work: Prospa

Best Workplace Diversity: Timelio 

Marketing Campaign/Branding Initiative of the Year: Equitise Equitise Bubble

Excellence in Establishing Market Presence, Australia: BrickX

Excellence in Establishing Market Presence, Global: Avoka

Excellence in Industry Collaboration & Partnerships (Australia): Sharesight

Excellence in Industry Collaboration & Partnerships (Overseas): OnDeck Capital

Excellence in Business Lending: RateSetter Australia

Excellence in Consumer Lending: RateSetter Australia

Excellence in P2P Lending: SocietyOne

Excellence in Crowdfunding: CrowdfundUP and Equitise (joint winners)

Excellence in Payments (including Remittance/FX): Assembly Payments

Excellence in Digital Currencies/Wallets/Exchanges: Coinjar

Excellence in Blockchain/Distributed Ledger: AgriDigital

Excellence in Cyber Security: Entersoft

Excellence in Insurtech: Instanda

Excellence in Data/AI Solutions: Proviso Data

Excellence in Regtech/Risk Management: Proviso Data

Excellence in Wealth Management (including PFM and Robo): Acorns Grow

Excellence in Asset Management & Trading: SelfWealth

Excellence in Financial Inclusion (Social Good): Peppermint Innovation

Excellence in FinTech Support Services: Proviso Data

Best Co-Working Space (national): Tank Stream Labs

Best Investment Firm (VC, Accelerator, Family Office etc): AirTree Ventures and Reinventure Group (joint winners)

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