Ian Pollari, the global co-lead of KPMG’s fintech practice – whose report for the Committee of Sydney last year kickstarted the momentum for the creation of Stone & Chalk – said: “it’s amazing to reflect that in just months we’ve progressed from a diverse group of stakeholders with a common vision discussing the possibilities to actually creating a living, breathing hub for our best fintech start-ups.”
For Australian fintech to thrive on an international stage, Mr Pollari said work needed to continue to align the needs of the fintech community with the development of innovation policy. “Stone & Chalk is ideally placed to help facilitate this,” he said. “Given fintech is a global marketplace, as a priority we need to find champions in federal government to be active advocates for Australian fintech.”
via Stone & Chalk names resident start-ups | afr.com.