• Stone & Chalk Capital Raising Guide for Startups

    Stone & Chalk Capital Raising Guide for Startups

    As startups grow, gain recognition and commercialise, capital raising becomes a critical component of success. The funding landscape is constantly changing and investment options are diversifying. The Stone & Chalk guide to capital-raising for startups provides expert guidance to the types, stages, and sourcing of startup funding, as well as the steps involved in valuation and issuing equity.
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  • Fintech run by ex-Citi operatives widens customer net

    Fintech run by ex-Citi operatives widens customer net

    New fintech on-the-block Stropro has started to officially open up its investment platform to wealth managers and high-net-worth investors around the country, after completing beta testing for its technology.
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  • Open banking and rise of fintechs to disrupt big banks' 'rivers of gold'

    Open banking and rise of fintechs to disrupt big banks' 'rivers of gold'

    Clancy Yeates speaks to Seed Space founder Dirk Steller on open banking, why it won’t spark an exodus from the traditional financial services incumbents and what it means for younger clients who are open to buying services digitally
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  • Founders respond to the Senate’s fintech and regtech issues paper

    Founders respond to the Senate’s fintech and regtech issues paper

    The Australian Senate’s Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology released an issues paper  this week ahead of its inquiry into the sector. Startup Daily spoke to three tech leaders for their views. Here’s what they said.
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  • Senate committee launches fintech inquiry

    Senate committee launches fintech inquiry

    Access to capital, regulation and culture is among the issues for Australian fintechs by the sector’s dedicated Senate committee, as the government body has launched its inquiry into the industry
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  • FinTech committee calls for submissions

    FinTech committee calls for submissions

    The first issues paper on the national inquiry into Australia's fintech and regtech sectors has been released, providing insight into the government's view of the sector as well as how it plans to shape the inquiry. 
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  • FinTech review not a battle

    FinTech review not a battle

    The federal government has kicked off a review of Australia's fintech industry in a bid to improve the nation's competitiveness, as entrepreneurs call for more support and a visa shake-up.
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  • FinTech funding and potential: Australia vs the world

    FinTech funding and potential: Australia vs the world

    The growing maturity of Australia’s FinTech space is unlocking a realm of possibilities for the next generation of small businesses coming through seeking to gain a strong capital foothold as they transition towards their next phase of growth.
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  • Artificial intelligence and super

    Artificial intelligence and super

    Incumbent financial institutions, traditionally constrained by a historical reliance on legacy systems and infrastructure, are now able to focus more on the scale and sophistication of their data, opening up new possibilities for how they interact with the fund members of tomorrow through the advent of AI.
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  • Technology coming for advice jobs

    Technology coming for advice jobs

    Journalist Elizabeth McArthur speaks to Seed Space’s managing partner Dirk Steller after the release of a Rice Warner report arguing technology will fundamentally alter how people expect to receive and pay for retirement advice.
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  • Let’s Talk: Ecommerce

    Let’s Talk: Ecommerce

    In this feature article for Dynamic Business, editor Loren Webb speaks to industry leaders on whether modern start-ups and innovative businesses today can still survive without an online offering.
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  • Let’s Talk Competition

    Let’s Talk Competition

    In this feature article for Dynamic Business, editor Loren Webb speaks to industry experts on the best strategies to ensure your business thrives and stands out from the competition to ensure customer loyalty.
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  • UK blueprint for open banking

    UK blueprint for open banking

    The passage of open banking legislation by the Australian parliament last month is a key turning point for fintech in Australia. Fostering the right regulatory policy settings and cultivating a mood of collaboration between start-ups and regulators has been a key aspect of Australia’s mission to cement its claim as a regional leader in fintech innovation.
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  • The VC Checklist: What you need to do to get your startup noticed

    The VC Checklist: What you need to do to get your startup noticed

    Securing the right venture capital can completely transform your startup. Getting the right partnership in place can prove to be invaluable – particularly in your early stages of development.
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  • Why Australian tech startups should consider staying private for longer

    Why Australian tech startups should consider staying private for longer

    As Australia’s fintech industry develops, successful startups will increasingly need to consider how they access capital markets to finance the next phase of growth. Dirk Steller, founder of fintech venture capital fund Seed Space, says listing publicly can still add value, but it’s important to get the timing right.
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  • Key lessons and insights from WealthTech forum

    Key lessons and insights from WealthTech forum

    This year’s WealthTech Forum in Geneva had a clear message for Australian wealth managers: it’s time for change.
    The reality is that wealth management and private banking across the world has not yet started focusing on millennials or iGen clients who will completely transform the business model needed.
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  • Fintech Focus: why Scott Morrison must prioritise fintech reform

    Fintech Focus: why Scott Morrison must prioritise fintech reform

    As Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced his new-look ministry, it served as an immediate recognition of the fact that the voice of fintech in this country was being heard. Seed Space’s managing partner Dirk Steller looks at how Senator Jane Hume’s promotion to the role of assistant minister for superannuation, financial services and financial technology this week was an excellent step forward for fintech in Australia.
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  • Seed Space founder Dirk Steller brings new insights on how startups can avoid the ‘valley of death’

    Seed Space founder Dirk Steller brings new insights on how startups can avoid the ‘valley of death’

    Venture Capital fund Seed Space is ready to deploy capital to find the next Australian FinTech unicorn. And in doing so, it wants to help local startups safely navigate the dreaded “valley of death”.
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  • DLD Tel Aviv Tech Conference

    DLD Tel Aviv Tech Conference

    Dirk Steller, Founder and Managing Partner of Seed Space Venture Capital was proud to be invited by the Swiss innovation hub Nomads, in conjunction with the Swiss Embassy to Israel, to attend the DLD Tel Aviv Tech conference and to several excellent side events highlighting the incredible growth in the Israeli Tech scene and the showing why Israel is quickly becoming one of the top Innovation centres in the world.
  • Money 20/20 Europe

    Money 20/20 Europe

    Seed Space Venture Capital was proud to be a part of Money 20/20 Europe in Amsterdam in June 2018.  The event showcased the fantastic progress being made in FinTech in Europe and the outstanding potential for furure growth.
  • FinTECH Awards 2018

    FinTECH Awards 2018

    Dirk Steller, Founder and Managing Partner Seed Space Venture Capital and the then Treasurer the Honorable Scott Morrisson proudly presenting Katherine McConnell, CEO & Founder, Brighte with the award for FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR