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Tier One People presents Fintech Chatter. Dexter Cousins brings exclusive interviews with the biggest names in Fintech to discuss their secrets on: Hiring the best talent - creating a winning culture - launching and scaling successfully - raising capital - innovation. Plus loads of Fintech industry news and views.

Fintech Chatter Dexter Cousins

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Tier One People presents Fintech Chatter. Dexter Cousins brings exclusive interviews with the biggest names in Fintech to discuss their secrets on: Hiring the best talent - creating a winning culture - launching and scaling successfully - raising capital - innovation. Plus loads of Fintech industry news and views.

    Fintech News - Thriday Capital Raise

    Fintech News - Thriday Capital Raise

    Fintech News 29th September 2022. Dexter is joined by Michael Nuciforo, CEO of Thriday after they announced a $6m pre-series A round through NAB Ventures.

    Thriday is one of the Fintech’s to watch in 2023 as they aim to take on Fintech OG Xero in the small business accounting space. https://www.thriday.com.au/

    In other capital raising news, our friends at Shaype raised $33m in a Series C round fronted by Regal Funds Management.

    The raise will support overseas expansion.

    Dexter chats to Mendoza Ventures Scott Heyes about North American expansion. Scott is an Aussie living in Boston helping Aussie Fintech land and expand in North America.

    You can connect with Scott https://mendoza-ventures.com/

    How you can support Fintech Chatter.

    Follow on your podcast player and leave a five-star review

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    About Tier One People

    Founded by Dexter Cousins in 2016, Tier One People is on a mission to help Australia become the world leader in Fintech innovation.

    Connect on Linkedin - https://bit.ly/3DsCJBp

    Tier One People helps companies like Revolut, TrueLayer and 10x build founding teams for launch in Australia.

    And series A+ / ASX Listed Aussie Fintech like Lendi, Afterpay and 86 400 hire executive talent capable of delivering growth and scale.

    If you are building a world-class Fintech venture and need help in hiring tier-one people contact us - https://bit.ly/3Dc1p0B

    • 36 min
    126: Instant, Liam Millward

    126: Instant, Liam Millward

    In episode 126 of Fintech Chatter Dexter is joined by Liam Millward, CEO and Co-Founder of Instant.

    About Liam Millward
    At the time of recording, Liam was only 18 years old, the youngest ever guest on Fintech Chatter.

    Dexter chats to Liam about his experiences as a Fintech founder still in his teens and the challenges he has faced in building a Fintech with no experience or network.

    It's a fascinating chat with a truly talented person whose maturity and focus impressed the Fintech Chatter crew greatly

    About Instant
    Instant's mission is to build the future of a frictionless economy, transforming billions of complex checkouts, into 1-tap shopping experiences globally.

    They create a world where the experience of checkout is effortless, anywhere and everywhere across the internet.

    Instant has raised over $2.2m in venture capital, as one of Australia’s biggest pre-seed funding rounds known to date, led by Blackbird, alongside TEN13, Reinventure, Larry Diamond and more.

    How you can support Fintech Chatter.

    Follow on your podcast player and leave a five-star review

    Apple: Scroll to the bottom of the page (iphone or ipad only), hit 5 stars and write a review - https://apple.co/3D7NsPt

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    Subscribe and like on Youtube - https://bit.ly/3tBlRmE

    Thanks for your support.

    About Tier One People
    Founded by Dexter Cousins in 2016, Tier One People is on a mission to help Australia become the world leader in Fintech innovation.
    Connect on Linkedin - https://bit.ly/3DsCJBp

    If you are building a world-class Fintech venture and need help in hiring tier-one people contact us

    • 37 min
    Launching in Australia

    Launching in Australia

    In this special episode, Dexter Cousins is joined By Mark Ledsham, COO of Currency Cloud and Matthew Tyrrell APAC Commercial Director of Codat.

    Recorded in September 2022 as part of the UK Department of International Trades Fintech delegation, Mark and Matt share how to successfully launch an international Fintech in Australia.

    To enquire about support from UK DIT you can reach out to Elisa.Henderson@fcdo.gov.uk or Steven.Walker2@fcdo.gov.uk


    How you can support Fintech Chatter.

    "follow" on your podcast player and leave a five-star review on

    Apple: Scroll to the bottom of the page (iphone or ipad only), hit 5 stars and write a review - https://apple.co/3D7NsPt

    Spotify:  in the app click 5 stars - https://spoti.fi/3IzSViQ

    Subscribe and like on Youtube - https://bit.ly/3tBlRmE

    Thanks for your support.

    About Tier One People

    Founded by Dexter Cousins in 2016, Tier One People is on a mission to help Australia become the world leader in Fintech innovation.

    Connect on Linkedin - https://bit.ly/3DsCJBp

    Tier One People helps companies like Revolut, TrueLayer and 10x build founding teams for launch in Australia. 

    And series A+ / ASX Listed Aussie Fintech like Lendi, Afterpay and 86 400 hire executive talent capable of delivering growth and scale. 

    If you are building a world-class Fintech venture and need help in hiring tier-one people contact us - https://bit.ly/3Dc1p0B

    • 42 min
    Bitesize #4 - Liam Millward, Instant on moving from growth to revenue

    Bitesize #4 - Liam Millward, Instant on moving from growth to revenue

     Welcome to Fintech Chatter Bitesize.

    In episode 126 of Fintech Chatter Dexter talks with Liam Millward, CEO and Co-founder of Instant. This Bitesize audio is of Liam sharing what he's done to shift focus as we enter a downturn period.

    The full episode live on 23rd September 2022!

    How you can support Fintech Chatter.

    Follow on your podcast player and leave a five-star review

    Apple: Scroll to the bottom of the page (iphone or ipad only), hit 5 stars and write a review - https://apple.co/3D7NsPt

    Spotify:  in the app click 5 stars - https://spoti.fi/3IzSViQ

    Subscribe and like on Youtube - https://bit.ly/3tBlRmE

    Thanks for your support.

    About Tier One People

    Founded by Dexter Cousins in 2016, Tier One People is on a mission to help Australia become the world leader in Fintech innovation.

    Connect on Linkedin - https://bit.ly/3DsCJBp

    Tier One People helps companies like Revolut, TrueLayer and 10x build founding teams for launch in Australia.

    And series A+ / ASX Listed Aussie Fintech like Lendi, Afterpay and 86 400 hire executive talent capable of delivering growth and scale.

    If you are building a world-class Fintech venture and need help in hiring tier-one people contact us - https://bit.ly/3Dc1p0B

    • 5 min
    Bitesize #3: David Washbrook on getting your first banking customer

    Bitesize #3: David Washbrook on getting your first banking customer

    David Washbrook, Co-Founder of Look Who's Charging shares how they won NAB as their first customer, without a Pilot and bootstrapping the business.

    LWC went on to work with all the major banking groups in Australia before successfully exiting with a sale to Experian.

    Listen to the full interview https://tieronepeople.com/2022/09/20/look-whos-charging-2/


    How you can support Fintech Chatter.

    "follow" on your podcast player and leave a five-star review on

    Apple: Scroll to the bottom of the page (iphone or ipad only), hit 5 stars and write a review - https://apple.co/3D7NsPt

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    Subscribe and like on Youtube - https://bit.ly/3tBlRmE

    Thanks for your support.

    About Tier One People

    Founded by Dexter Cousins in 2016, Tier One People is on a mission to help Australia become the world leader in Fintech innovation.

    Connect on Linkedin - https://bit.ly/3DsCJBp

    Tier One People helps companies like Revolut, TrueLayer and 10x build founding teams for launch in Australia. 

    And series A+ / ASX Listed Aussie Fintech like Lendi, Afterpay and 86 400 hire executive talent capable of delivering growth and scale. 

    If you are building a world-class Fintech venture and need help in hiring tier-one people contact us - https://bit.ly/3Dc1p0B

    • 8 min
    #125: David Washbrook - The Look Who's Charging Story

    #125: David Washbrook - The Look Who's Charging Story

    In episode 125 of Fintech Chatter, Dexter is joined by David Washbrook to talk about the story of Look Who's Charging, one of Australia's Fintech success stories.

    David shares his journey from bootstrapping to a successful exit and helping the next generation of Fintech founders through Centauri Ventures.

    About Look Who's Charging

    Along with Stuart Grover and Nicole Grover, David was the co-founder of Look Who's Charging ("LWC").  LWC's technology was adopted by every major banking group in Australia and tech giants like Apple. 

    LWC's service touched >70% of the Australian population and the business processed 8x the volume of transactions of Visa, Mastercard and EFTPOS combined (>4bn a month).  LWC was sold to Experian PLC (FTSE 100 company) and David left the business at the end of 2021.

    Since leaving LWC, David has set up a venture fund, Centauri Ventures, which has made over a dozen direct investments primarily in early-stage high-growth companies (see here for portfolio).   

    In addition, David is the Founder of Helios Technologies, a technology-driven company working on a number of projects to help drive the transition to clean energy including myenergyguide.com.au, solarisedenergy.com and hems.energy. 

    David has also recently become a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    Connect with David on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidtwashbrook/

    How you can support the show.

    "follow" on your podcast player and leave a five-star review on

    Apple: Scroll to the bottom of the page (iphone or ipad only), hit 5 stars and write a review - https://apple.co/3D7NsPt

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    Subscribe and like on Youtube - https://bit.ly/3tBlRmE

    Thanks for your support.

    About Tier One People

    Founded by Dexter Cousins in 2016, Tier One People is on a mission to help Australia become the world leader in Fintech innovation.

    Connect on Linkedin - https://bit.ly/3DsCJBp

    Tier One People helps companies like Revolut, TrueLayer and 10x build founding teams for launch in Australia. 

    And series A+ / ASX Listed Aussie Fintech like Lendi, Afterpay and 86 400 hire executive talent capable of delivering growth and scale. 

    If you are building a world-class Fintech venture and need help in hiring tier-one people contact us - https://bit.ly/3Dc1p0B

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Olliefgdgftg ,

Showcasing Australian FinTech at its best

Great show that plays a pivotal role in the Australian FinTech ecosystem. Interesting and engaging.

smiles_72 ,

Dexters nuggets! 🤙

Well played Dexter, this is a huge effort and it’s worth it. You deliver a significant contribution to the ecosystem, spotlighting entrepreneurs and fantastic fintechs. I think we are all grateful of the exposure that you have provided us! Thank you! I particularly love the nuggets of information that I pick up. Talent and Hr tips that deliver so much value when you put them in to practice!

Lance Meikle ,

Big thanks and well done

An epic show that depicts what podcasts are meant to be about (transparency and education).

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