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The winners of the 2018 Finnies, the second year of awards for the fintech sector, were announced at a gala event in Sydney on Wednesday.
The winners of the awards, established by industry group FinTech Australia, were chosen from 89 finalists picked from a record 223 entries, a 40% increase on 2017.
The winners of 2018 Finnie Awards:
FINALISTS: Afterpay, Avoka, BRICKX, Class Limited, Cover Genius, Flamingo AI, Invoice2Go, MoneyPlace, OnMarket, Prospa, RateSetter Australia, SocietyOne, Stockspot.
WINNER: Civic Ledger
FINALISTS: Civic Ledger, Finch, InDebted, LanternPay, Link4, Longevity App, Look Who’s Charging, Medipass, Till Payments, TIQK, TravelbyBit.
WINNER: Katherine McConnell
FINALISTS: David Link – Founder & CEO, Verrency, Lucy Liu – COO & Co-Founder, Airwallex, Katherine McConnell – Founder and CEO, Brighte, Alex Scandurra – CEO, Stone & Chalk, Jack Zhang – CEO & Co-Founder, Airwallex.
WINNER: Lucy Liu
FINALISTS: Julia Bearzatto – Head of Technology & Tribe Leader, Assembly Payments, Katrina Donaghy – CEO, Civic Ledger, Katryna Dow – CEO, Meeco, Sophie Gerber – Director, TRAction Fintech, Lucy Liu – COO & Co-Founder, Airwallex, Emily Martin – CEO, Balance Impact, Marie Mortimer – Managing Director, loans.com.au, Judy Sahay – Director, Crowd Media Group
WINNER: Nick Molnar
FINALISTS: Brad Delamare – CEO, Tank Stream Labs; Louis Edwards – Head of Renewable Energy Finance, RateSetter Australia; Nick Molnar – Co-Founder & CEO, Afterpay; Jack O’Reilly – Director, funding.com.au; Rebecca Schot-Guppy – Community Manager, Stone & Chalk; Thomas Whitworth – COO, Finstro; Jack Zhang – CEO & Co-Founder, Airwallex.
FINALISTS: BRICKX, Class Limited, myprosperity, Pocketbook, RateSetter Australia, Raiz Invest, SelfWealth, Stockspot.
FINALISTS: Airwallex, InstaReM P/L, LanternPay, TransferWise, Troovo Payments, Zip.
WINNER: Ratesetter Australia
FINALISTS: HashChing, MoneyMe, MoneyPlace, RateSetter Australia, SocietyOne.
FINALISTS: Checkbox.ai, Proviso, TRAction Fintech, VendorPanel.
FINALISTS: AgriDigital, Civic Ledger, FlashFX, NEM Foundation
WINNER: Trade Ledger
FINALISTS: Finstro, Prospa, Spotcap Australia, The Invoice Market – tim, Trade Ledger
WINNER: Data Republic
FINALISTS: Basiq, Data Republic, Proviso
WINNER: Cover Genius
FINALISTS: ClaimSpace, Cover Genius, Factfin
WINNER: XM Cyber
FINALISTS: Cipherise, Entersoft, Vertex Technologies, XM Cyber
FINALISTS: CoinJar, Finch, Living Room of Satoshi, NEM Foundation
FINALISTS: CrowdfundUP, Equitise, OnMarket
FINALISTS: Coinjar, SocietyOne, Stockspot, TravelbyBit
FINALISTS: AgriDigitalm, Assembly Payments, Class Limited, Metamako, TravelbyBit
FINALISTS: Cover Genius, Entersoft Security, NEM Foundation, TRAction Fintech, Verrency
WINNER: Stone & Chalk
FINALISTS: Blockchain Centre, Reinventure Group, Stone & Chalk, Tank Stream Labs, YBF Ventures
WINNER: The Fold Legal
FINALISTS: Entersoft, MSC, Proviso, Stone & Chalk, The Fold Legal
WINNER: Look Who’s Charging
FINALISTS: Afterpay, Joust, Link4, Look Who’s Charging, Valiant Finance
WINNER: Valiant Finance
FINALISTS: BRICKX, FirstStep Investments, Link4, Valiant Finance