Local FinTech scale-up, InDebted, has switched to a four day working week for all employees, making it one of the first local companies to adopt what has been up to now a broader (yet still nascent) global trend.Founder, Josh Foreman, is looking to bolster productivity by having fresher, less burnt-out, employees, as well as stand out from the crowd to prospective new-hires.The tech debt management business is in hyper-growth phase and recently raised $25m in its Series B funding round. Foreman hopes it can maintain this trajectory by becoming a workplace-of-choice as employees fully recharge.https://www.smartcompany.com.au/startupsmart/news/indebted-four-day-work-week/
SumUp is the leading mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) company in Europe. They
started out in 2012 and built their payment service from scratch to shake
up the industry and wake up the entrepreneur within anyone.https://ffnews.com/company/sumup/
For small business owners, invoicing and payments are necessary, but time-consuming.
Getting paid on time can be challenging and put stress on cash flow.
QuickaPay helps small business owners to spend more time in the
business, and less time in the books.
It offers invoicing, card payments and BNPL with lots of easy
tech options like shareable payment links, QR codes, SMS messages and
emails. Plus it’s integrated with Shopify
For easy reconciliations, there is a single overview of all paying
customers and exportable CSV files.
Customer refunds can also be processed directly through the
Pocket money super-app Spriggy looks set for rapid expansion after banking $35m in its Series B funding round, led by NAB Ventures.The app, which helps families manage money movement by awarding pocket money and rewarding chores whilst empowering children to start managing their money responsibly with a debit card, enjoys a rapidly loyal following amongst its 500,000 family user base.This user base will likely provide the leverage for new product initiatives, as users progress on their family financial journeys into a broader range of financial tools.https://www.startupdaily.net/2021/07/fintech-spriggy-35-million-series-b-nab-ventures/
ARPA, a Beijing-based research group works on privacy-preserving computation, with a view to building the blockchain layer 2 with privacy features. The research is part of the multiparty computation (MPC) standard setting committee works with IEEE and CAICT.Could this be the future for privacy enabling blockchain use cases (fintech, property, investment, identity & access, data sharing)?https://arpachain.io/Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay