A series that asks people at the pinnacle of their career 'how did you get here?'
Justin Quay is the Founder of Shroogle, a start-up company that is building out an online personal finance hub for mainstream Australians.
In this episode of Success Stories, Catherine speaks with Justin about his experiences in Financial Services and the background that led to Shroogle. He's in the process of building out a series of modules that will eventually comprise a one-stop fully-connected comprehensive advice solution.
With financial advice becoming more expensive and increasingly difficult to access due to the attrition of adviser numbers following the Royal Commission into Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services, Justin believes the future of financial advice is digital. This is because digital introduces a high degree of rigour and transparency to the process and the high scalability of digital is key to making high quality and objective advice much more accessible and affordable for mainstream Australians.
This interview was recorded in January 2020.
Pascale Helyar-Moray is the CEO of Super Rewards, a start up company that partners with Australia retailers to top up your super when you shop online.
In this episode of Success Stories, Catherine Robson speaks with Pascale after the October launch of Super Rewards. Pascale's business aims to address the gender imbalance of Australia's superannuation funds. Women retire with 42% less super than men and only enough for six years of retirement. Pascale tells Catherine where this idea started, how scalable she thinks it is and why Barbie might be the key to switching off.
Catherine and Success Stories are taking a break. If you want to hear more interviews with inspiring women, Catherine is involved in a new podcast from Scale Investors. You can find it here: https://scaleinvestors.com.au/podcasts
According to her LinkedIn profile, Gwen Sandberg is Business Development Director, Tink AB, Fintech Ladies Ambassador, Pre-school President and Supermom!
In this episode of Success Stories, Catherine Robson speaks with Sweden-based Gwen during Melbourne's intersekt Festival. Gwen has experience with Google, Web MD and now Tink. Gwen leads the sales team for Tink's API-developer platform. Gwen and Catherine chat about her move from Texas to Sweden, how she empowers her sales team and why Sweden, as a country, is a successful start-up incubator.
Simone Joyce is the managing director of Paypa Plane which she founded in January 2018.
In this episode of Success Stories, Catherine Robson chats with Lauren during Melbourne's intersekt Festival. Sometimes jokingly referred to as Brisvagas, Australia's third largest city does not have reputation as hot bed of tech innovation. However fintech success story Paypa Plane founder and Fintech Australia board member Simone Joyce suggests that growing a start up a bit off the beaten track can have real advantages.
Lauren Capelin, Head of Venture Community at Reinventure and board member of fintech Australia.
In this episode of Success Stories, Catherine Robson chats with Lauren during Melbourne's intersekt Festival. Their discussion touches upon Lauren's passions: specialist corporate social innovation and fostering entrepreneurial capacity, particularly in women. Lauren shares her thoughts on how businesses can foster community and why it's important to think of community as more than just active on social media.
Nilixa Devlukia is an Open Banking and Regulatory Payments Expert and an international Speaker.
In this episode of Success Stories, Catherine Robson chats with Nilixa during Melbourne's intersekt Festival. As a foremost expert on open banking, Nilixa shares what its introduction means for Australia and why having deep expertise in a specific field can make you more likely to be in the right place at the right time in your career.