Perth bank security start-up BankVault has won its category at the World Cup Tech Challenge in Silicon Valley, beating out a range of start-ups from across the world. Speaking to thewest.com from Silicon Valley after his start-up was announced as the winner in the fintech category, Bankvault founder Graeme Speak said it opened up a world of opportunity. “It’s massive,” Mr Speak said. “We’ve had a lot of introductions to people in Silicon Valley connected with a lot of big money over here. And the win will help us launch internationally.” Bankvault is aiming to prevent online hacking through a banking security solution connecting smartphones and computers to a virtual […]
Australian FinTech company BankVault have been selected in the Top 3 Fintech startups world wide, and Top 24 overall. Next week BankVault competes for the World Cup Tech Challenge in Silicon Valley at the Microsoft Campus. Currently they are the front runner in the Fintech category and they’re trying to get as many votes as possible as these are added to the judges’ final score. BankVault are the only Australian startup to make the finals. Support an Australian FinTech company and vote for BankVault. Here’s the link to the challenge: http://www.worldcuptech.com/categories-2016/fintech/
A Perth-based fintech startup has been named one of the top finalists in Silicon Valley Forum’s World Cup Tech Challenge, while the winners of a hackathon hosted by BHP Billiton and Unearthed have also been revealed. Local entrepreneur Graeme Speak’s BankVault technology has been selected in the top 24 startups worldwide for the World Cup Tech Challenge. BankVaultonline.com prevents bank accounts from being hacked, and involves placing a physical computing device in an office which communicates with a counterpart service running in a remote data centre. The system is immune to malware and other techniques used by hackers because it runs separately to the user’s own network. BankVault is one […]
Silicon Beach Gold Coast is the local chapter of the Silicon Beach networking group for those working on startups. Tonight (16 May) they are holding a Silicon Beach Gold Coast event and Q&A with Damien King, CTO of Guvera As Guvera’s Chief Technology Officer, Damien is responsible for the IT Department including Product Development, Engineering, Operations, Support, Platforms and overall Technology Innovation. Damien has a passion for innovation and technology and has overseen many key product enhancements such as the Guvera Global Delivery Platform that supports over 15Million users and is tuned for expansion into emerging markets. His work for the company to date has seen Guvera win five awards […]
Last week an assembly of Australia’s who’s who of cyber security came together for a roundtable in Sydney. The event was organised by CSIRO’s Data61 and Stone & Chalk with partners KPMG and the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC). This roundtable, was chaired by Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel, and the discussion well moderated by Tony Jones from the ABC. In an interview with Computerworld Australia, Alex Scandurra, CEO of Stone & Chalk, shared his reflections on the event and its outcomes. A key theme that emerged time and again in the inaugural National Fintech Cybersecurity Summit was the criticality of collaboration – a point echoed by both key […]
The Financial Services and Insurance Industry is Australia’s largest and fastest growing sector. It’s no surprise that the Prime Minister’s office is looking to foster the growth of Fintech to protect its greatest asset from the increasing threat from global disruptors. The Fintech industry is home to some of the best talent in Australia. Following the launch of multiple Fintech hubs in Sydney and emerging startup success stories from both Sydney and Melbourne you could be forgiven for thinking that Fintech in Brisbane doesn’t exist. Admittedly, the Next Bank Brisbane team felt the same way, until they started digging beneath the surface. “When we started searching from the Sunshine Coast […]
The eye-popping climb in the number of people attending the LendIt USA conference over the past four years reflects a real coming of age for peer-to-peer lending. The first, in 2013, attracted 300 delegates. The second lured in just under 1000, while 2500 attended in 2015. Last week, the number swarming the Marriott Marquis hotel in San Francisco was nudging 4000. Peer-to-peer lending (also known as “marketplace lending” to reflect the large proportion of funds that come from institutions rather than retail investors) matches borrowers with yield-hungry investors on an internet platform. A decade since it was born in the United States, marketplace lending is now mainstream. In the past […]
Australia-Korea Business Council members and guests are invited to join us on Friday the 15th of April to hear from Brett Cooper, Senior Trade Commissioner Korea. Brett Cooper will provide an informal update on the Australia-Korea trade and investment relationship. Date: Friday 15 April 2016 Time: 7.30am – 8.30am Venue: Ernst &Young, Level 33, 680 George Street, Sydney Cost: Free A light breakfast will be provided. Limited places available. RSVP essential to [email protected] There are strong growth opportunities between Australia and Korea in the Fintech sector so this event is worthwhile attending. And for more information please click here.