Aussie FinTechs You Should Know About In 2017

The finalists of Australia’s inaugural FinTech awards have been announced, with 8 start-ups competing for the title of ‘Fintech Organisation of the Year’.

The FINNIES Australia's Fintech Awards Canstar

Hosted by FinTech Australia, ‘The FINNIES’ will be held for the first time on May 24 in Sydney to recognise the fintech leaders and innovators around the country.

According to FinTech Australia, this year’s awards received 158 entries across the 30 different award categories, with 58 finalist companies selected in total.

Along with the major award of ‘FinTech Organisation of the Year’, other categories include ‘Emerging FinTech Organisation of the Year’ and ‘Best FinTech place to work’.

“We were flooded with incredibly high quality entries for our awards – the judges had to make some difficult decisions to choose the finalists,” said FinTech Australia CEO Danielle Szetho.

The 39 judges for the awards include fintech founders, business leaders, and financial journalists from Australia and abroad.

2017 FINNIE Awards – Major Category Finalists

FinTech Organisation of the Year

Afterpay

BRICKX

Data Republic

Invoice2go

OnMarket BookBuilds

Prospa

RateSetter Australia

SocietyOne

Emerging FinTech Organisation of the Year

AgriDigital

OnDeck Australia

Spaceship

Valiant Finance

Verrency

Male FinTech Leader of the Year

Cameron Poolman, CEO, OnDeck Australia

Daniel Foggo, CEO, Ratesetter

Greg Moshal & Beau Bertoli, Founders and Joint CEOs, Prospa

Female FinTech Leader of the Year

Anna Harper, CFO, SocietyOne

Emma Weston, CEO, AgriDigital

Rhondalynn Korolak, Managing Director, Imagineering Now & Businest

Emerging FinTech Leader of the Year

Bigstone Capital Pty Ltd, Founders, Team of 5 (Boyd, Rob, Liam, Indy & Marcus)

Emma Weston, CEO and Co-Founder, AgriDigital

Jack O’Reilly, Director and Founder, funding.com.au

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