Founders

Nick Armstrong

CEO & Co-founder

Nick is a technology entrepreneur. He was previously founder & CEO of COzero, an energy & emissions trading company with cloud-based energy management software where he raised multiple rounds of capital from financial and strategic investors and built the company to an annual turnover of AU$150 million. Nick has 10+ years of experience in commodities trading and software implementation. He started his career founding Greentricity, a renewable energy provider acquired by AGL.

Eric Knight

Co-founder & Director

Eric has extensive experience in strategy development & implementation, particularly in corporate venturing in financial services. Eric is an associate professor at the University of Sydney Business School, where he leads programs in strategic management and entrepreneurship. Eric was previously a consultant Boston Consulting Group and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Senior Management

Ben Buckingham

VP Strategy & Operations

Ben loves solving difficult problems. Ben was previously a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, working across strategy, information technology and operations. Ben started his career as a banking & finance lawyer at Allens Linklaters, working as an advisor to financial institutions. Ben holds a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney.

Elliot Shepherd

VP Technology

Elliot is a passionate and proactive programmer with 10+ years of experience in designing elegant solutions to complex problems. Elliot was previously lead architect at Ninja Blocks, a leading IoT start-up acquired by AGL. Prior to Ninja Blocks, Elliot helped build the first flight & hotel meta-search engines at wego.com. Elliot has helped design a modern core banking system for a regional Australian bank, and has consulted at multiple banks in Australia.

Dan Friedman

VP Product

Dan is an entrepreneur with extensive experience in product design and project management. Dan was previously CTO & CEO of Ninja Blocks, Senior Product Manager at AGL, Co-founder of Coinr, and Senior Software Engineer at Cooper Sydney. Dan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from UNSW.

Olivier Relandeau

Head of Professional Services

Olivier has 17+ years of consulting experience with proven expertise in financial services IT architecture. Olivier has successfully completed development and integration of 5+ complex solutions at Société Générale and BNP Paribas, including responsibility for a multi-bank integration initiative for account verification & switching.

Chris Perfect

Architect

Chris is a solution architect & software engineer with 18+ years of experience across a range of industries including banking & finance, sales, events ticketing, and airlines. Chris was previously a channel architect at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Chris’s expertise includes system architecture & design, system integration, and cloud/hybrid infrastructure.

Jeremy Manoto

Interface Lead

Jeremy has been translating engineering systems into usable interfaces for 15+ years. Previously at Invoice2go where he integrated Invoice presentation. Jeremy’s expertise includes CX design, UI/UX design, front stack engineering and Scrum/Agile.

Vincent Leroy

Back End Lead

Vincent is an experienced software engineer specialising in back-end and system development with 10+ years of experience across multiple geographies and industries including travel and tourism commerce (Travelport in France/UK), social networks (P1 in China) and the video game industry (France).

Advisory Board

Walter Lewin

Board Advisor

Damian Roche

Board Advisor