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Seed Space Articles How Australia can dodge The Great Resignation
Jun 20, 2022
How Australia can dodge The Great Resignation

The boom in Australia’s tech sector, coupled with a post-pandemic shift in how people are working, could be the key to economic recovery and employment after the pandemic. However the government needs to help push this along further. 

Seed Space Articles  Bridging the gender gap: How fintech can stimulate financial inclusion
Mar 08, 2022
Bridging the gender gap: How fintech can stimulate financial inclusion

Do you know what was happening 59 years ago? The Beach Boys were crooning at the top of the pops with “Surfin’ USA.” The internet was a good three decades away from popular adoption; the average Australian house cost less than $10,000; and a litre of petrol cost around $0.65. JFK got assassinated; the world’s first measles vaccine got approved; and US Congress passed the Equal Pay Act.

Seed Space Articles Born to Die: why so many early-stage startups fail after raising money
Feb 20, 2022
Born to Die: why so many early-stage startups fail after raising money

You’ve had a great idea, you believe in it 100%, and you’ve successfully completed your first capital raise – it’ll be plain sailing now, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, statistics show just the opposite. The failure rate for startup companies is around 90% (reference and link to Startup Genome) and of those, two out of 10 will fail within their first year of operation. 

Seed Space Articles How fintechs are driving financial inclusion
Feb 10, 2022
How fintechs are driving financial inclusion

It is undeniable that technology is shaping the way we live, come together, grow and thrive as part of a global society. Fintech is an important part of this modern digital reality. According to Accenture, investments in fintech leaped from $3.2 billion in 2012 to $42.1 billion in 2020 as fintech has made increasing traction in creating real change in the real world. Financial inclusion has been an important part of this and will be for many years to come.

Seed Space Articles The Future of NFTs: More Than a Digital Asset
Dec 19, 2021
The Future of NFTs: More Than a Digital Asset

The dawn of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has the potential to cause disruption throughout the fabric of the world’s economy, and across all industries. Owning assets is becoming more dynamic by the day; people are jumping aboard the ship of exclusivity; and celebrities haven’t been hesitant in utilising this new asset class.

Seed Space Articles How do you get the most out of your board as an early stage startup founder?
Nov 18, 2021
How do you get the most out of your board as an early stage startup founder?

A startup founder has to wear many hats. Convening a Board is just one of the many, many tasks facing a founder, but it is arguably one of the most critical that can make – or break – a fledgling company.

Announcements, Seed Space Articles Seed Space closes the gap for early-stage Australian fintechs
Oct 21, 2021
Seed Space closes the gap for early-stage Australian fintechs

Founded in 2018, Seed Space is a venture capital firm focused on early stage fintech investments. Seed Space was initially set up in Australia, supported by capital from its founders, its investment committee and a small group of family offices.

Seed Space Articles The future of fintech in Australia
Aug 18, 2021
The future of fintech in Australia

More than 100 digital and fintech innovations have been successfully integrated into the Australian financial services industry since the end of 2019. With Afterpay making waves locally, and the global fintech sector set to be worth $305 billion by 2025, what can Australia do to get a bigger slice of the pie?

Seed Space Articles The importance of regtech for financial services in Australia
Jun 24, 2021
The importance of regtech for financial services in Australia

The rise of the fintech sector has invited millions around the world to reimagine the way they conduct their finances. Driven by a lack of trust for traditional banking institutions, we’re currently seeing fintech startups becoming an increasingly attractive choice for a wide range of demographics. In this article, we’ll examine the key role that regtech plays in the fintech field in Australia and beyond, discussing its possibilities after the pandemic.

Seed Space Articles 5 trends that will shape the future of eCommerce
Apr 14, 2021
5 trends that will shape the future of eCommerce

2020 was a year of fast and profound changes. Countless businesses were forced to close, while others had to restructure their activities. As part of this, the world experienced an exponentially accelerated adoption of eCommerce. 2020’s shift in consumer habits created new perceptions of how we sell and buy goods that will leave a lasting impact. In this article, we’ll discuss five new eCommerce trends and their impact on businesses.

Seed Space Articles International Women’s Day 2021: What needs to be challenged in the fintech industry
Mar 08, 2021
International Women’s Day 2021: What needs to be challenged in the fintech industry

To mark International Women’s Day 2021, Seed Space spoke to six influential women in the Australian fintech startup scene about what specific idea they #ChooseToChallenge this year. Some of them may surprise you.

Seed Space Articles How we evaluate investments at Seed Space
Feb 25, 2021
How we evaluate investments at Seed Space

As a venture capitalist, hundreds of deals are presented to me on a monthly basis. Understanding how we evaluate these can help early stage businesses give themselves the best chance of getting noticed among the crowd.

Seed Space Articles Seed Space calls for policy change to benefit the fintech industry
Feb 15, 2021
Seed Space calls for policy change to benefit the fintech industry

The Australian government has regularly stated that it recognises the need to support competition, innovation and productivity in the Australian financial services sector. Statements made by the government so far are warmly welcomed, as are the actions taken, including the appointment of a Special Envoy for Business and Talent Attraction. However, in order to flourish, fintech businesses require capital, and Australia currently lags far behind in this regard.

Seed Space Articles Meet the Seed Space team: Arthur Lo
Nov 24, 2020
Meet the Seed Space team: Arthur Lo

Welcome to Seed Space’s series of profiles introducing the core members of our team. Next up is Arthur Lo, Seed Space Advisor & Investment Committee Member.

Seed Space Articles Meet the Seed Space team: Katrina Donaghy
Nov 14, 2020
Meet the Seed Space team: Katrina Donaghy

Welcome to Seed Space’s series of profiles introducing the core members of our team. Next up is Katrina Donaghy, Seed Space Advisor.

Seed Space Articles Meet the Seed Space team: Tobias Snoad
Nov 07, 2020
Meet the Seed Space team: Tobias Snoad

Welcome to Seed Space’s series of profiles introducing the core members of our team. Next up is Tobias Snoad, a Partner of Seed Space.

Seed Space Articles Meet the Seed Space team: Dirk Steller
Nov 01, 2020
Meet the Seed Space team: Dirk Steller

Welcome to Seed Space’s series of profiles introducing the core members of our team. First up is Dirk Steller, Seed Space Founder.