Inaugural awards handed out to top performing fintechs
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.
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
Best Fintech Place to Work: Prospa
Best Workplace Diversity: Timelio
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 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)