FinTech Five for Friday 15.02.19February 15 2019
Company of the Week: Black Sheep Capital
Black Sheep Capital is one of the most active providers of early stage investments to startups in Australia. They provide more than just capital to help the best founders build and grow amazing tech businesses that disrupt industries and change the world. Their portfolio of over 20 startups includes some of Australia’s most exciting startups, including Airtasker, GO1 and Sendle and this is why we think they are a great company of the week!
Person of the Week:
Lucy Liu Co-founder and the President of Airwallex
Lucy Liu is a co-founder and the President of Airwallex. Previously an investment consultant at the China International Capital Corp (CICC), China’s first joint venture investment bank, she is responsible for overseeing the ongoing business operations within Airwallex. After leaving CICC, Lucy was the Director of Hong Stone Investment Development Limited, a Hong Kong based investment company, where she designed and implemented their financial and operational strategy.
Winner – Forbes Asia 30 under 30 2017, Winner – Fintech Australia Female Leader of the Year 2018, Winner – Australian Fintech Female Leader of the Year 2018, Winner – EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018
Article of the week:
Bill Gates Made 15 Predictions Back In 1999 - Here's How Many Came True
There’s no denying Bill Gates is a genius. In 1999 Gates wrote a book entitled Business @ The Speed Of Thought about business and technology and how it all connects to the digital world. In the book, he made 15 predictions that, at the time, sounded like the ramblings of a crazy man, but today prove just how ahead of the curve Gates was. Check them out here: Bill Gates Made 15 Predictions Back In 1999 – Here’s How Many Came True
A new report of funding for Australia’s startups and young tech companies by Techboard has found that these companies received an impressive $1.066 billion in funding in the quarter ending December 2018, which is almost 40% increase from the previous year where there was $762 million worth of funding. Find out how much FinTech’s received here: FinTechs received almost half of $1 billion in startup funding from last quarter
Quote of the Week: "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."
Have a great weekend!