FinTech Five for Friday 08.03.19

March 08 2019



Person of the Week: Rick Roache, Managing Director - Ebury Australia

Rick is the Managing Director for Ebury Australia, the worlds leading currency and lending FinTech. Ebury helps corporates handle cross border payments with its sophisticated payments, hedging and lending products and technology.

Prior to launching Ebury in Australia Rick accumulated industry knowledge and experience working in senior client facing and leadership roles within major FinTech's in the UK and is a great person of the week!





Podcast of the Week : The Urban Developers’s City Shapers Podcast: Drew Haupt & Brodie Haupt

This week our podcast of the week is The Urban Developer’s City Shaper podcast, featuring our Co-Founders Brodie and Drew Haupt as they discuss:

  • The highs and lows of starting and building businesses;
  • How the current funding environment is influencing property investor appetite;
  • How the TV show Billions inspired their high performance culture;
  • And finally, we’ll learn how a passion for property investment evolved into a fully fledged property development business.

Check it out here: City Shapers Podcast: Series Two, Episode Two - Drew Haupt & Brodie Haupt

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Article of the Week: Australian neo bank Xinja raises $2.6 million in crowdfunding campaign

Great to see our friends over at Xinja for completing the biggest crowdfunding raise ever in Australia. Congratulations to all the team for surpassing their previous record of A$2.44 million set in their first campaign early last year.





Worth a read: 10 Highly Successful Entrepreneurs Who Had Achieved Nothing At Age 30

This is a interesting article that looks some of the most successful entrepreneurs around the world and how they had late starts in the business world, proving that it is never too late to follow your dreams!

Read all about it here: 10 Highly Successful Entrepreneurs Who Had Achieved Nothing At Age 30



Quote of the Week:

“Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.”

Winston Churchill