18 high-growth fintechs on a virtual mission to explore opportunities down under.
Fintech Mission to Australia
Scaling up down under
Across two weeks in September 2020, Newfound ran a series of immersive sessions with over 50 expert speakers in total for a cohort of 18 ambitious international fintech businesses looking to scale to Australia.
With short, focused sessions with actionable insights and speaker engagement, the fortnight covered a range of topics, from government support, fintech regulation, investment and data rights.
Our cohort learned from trade and industry leaders on the support Australia has to offer, including industry networks, investment options - and heard lessons learned from fintech businesses who have made the journey already.
We were delighted to have been joined on the mission by Jane Hume, the Australian government's Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology.
Other senior speakers on the Australian mission included experts from KPMG Australia, Fintech Australia, the UK government's Department for International Trade (DIT), Invest Victoria, NSW Treasury & Trade and Investment Queensland, YBF Ventures, Volt Bank, Stone & Chalk, Intangible Communication, Basiq and Sofos Advisory.
The programme offered a fast-track, virtual programme that would normally take months and considerable time and expense to access. It helped businesses that participated to accelerate their market entry.
The programme culminated with a Pitch Day event, helping companies in our cohort to connect direct to commercial prospects in market.
Newfound was supported in the Australia fintech programme by partners from:
Australia Fintech Market Mission - 2020 cohort
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Our previous missions:
Fintech Mission to the UK - We helped 30 fintechs from 9 countries understand the UK market via our virtual programme
Western Australia Mission to the UK - A government sponsored virtual trade mission to the UK for 10 high-growth tech companies.
Scaling Canadian Fintechs to the UK - Newfound opens doors to the UK's financial services market for Canadian FinTechs.