In a Sapien Ventures first, we are taking Australian fintech companies to China! We are also very pleased to welcome NSW Trade & Investment Minister, Niall Blair, to open and present at our inaugural Shanghai Fintech Showcase! Date: Sept 8th, 2017 Time: 1:30pm – 6:0pm (with networking afterwards) Venue: Mixpace, 168 Jiujiang Road, HuangPu District, Shanghai, China (中国上海黄浦区九江路168号，礼域米和) Speakers: The Hon. Niall Blair, Read more about Sapien to host Australian Fintech Showcase in Shanghai![…]
Sapien Ventures is very pleased to have NSW Finance Minister Victor Dominello opening our inaugural NSW Fintech Showcase! Date: July 14th, 2017 Time: 1pm – 5:30pm (with networking afterwards) Venue: Jubilee Room, NSW Parliament House (6 Macquarie St, Sydney 2000) Speakers: Victor Dominello, NSW Finance Minister Ian Pollari, Partner & APAC Head of Fintech Read more about NSW Finance Minister to open Sapien’s Fintech Showcase on July 14th![…]
Sapien Ventures venture partner and CivicLedger CEO, Grantly Mailes, hosted a full-house at the inaugural Brisbane Blockchain Symposium. Every one of the 150 seat was filled. Brisbane is definitely now on the Blockchain map!
At the invitation of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia), Sapien Ventures members Victor Jiang, Helen Lorigan and John Baird embarked on a 6-city road tour across Australia & New Zealand to talk about the “Future of Finance”, focused around emerging global trends, fintech disruption and cyber-security.
Less than 3 months after breaking through A$1 billion of mortgages applied through the platform, HashChing (a Sapien Ventures portfolio company) announces on 19th Oct, 2016 that it had just broke through A$2 billion of mortgages applied:
Our investment in SalesPreso, carried in the AFR on 19th Sept: And even in the Chinese tech media – 36kr!
The AFR ran a story on Blockchain’s disruptive power spreading outwards from banking, and mentioned our co-hosted Australian Blockchain Summit, to be held on June 28th-30th in Melbourne:
A LinkedIn article on why we invested into HashChing:
Sapien Ventures featured on AFR / SMH / The Age for our first ever investment – into the mortgage brokerage online marketplace, HashChing.
Sapien Ventures featured on WSJ and The Australian for being among a handful of investment managers that have persuaded wealthy Chinese SIV investors to invest in Australian startups – and the ONLY so far to have invested this capital into Australian fin-tech companies. Read the full story here.