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Event Details

Future Investment Trends
14-Sep-2017

TIME
6:00pm - 8:00pm

PRICE
Member - Complimentary
Non-Member - $20

We are all familiar with the Fintech revolution and the importance of Fintech as an enabler and as a disruptor. In our life time we have seen the five most valuable companies worldwide become technology companies. 

Take your investing decisions for example; you can now get into the property market for $100; invest your spare change into the share market and invest your super in a diversified portfolio with technology at its core. 

This is changing the way millennials are thinking about money and investing, something that was previously too difficult to understand or too hard to save for has now become much more of a reality. 

If you would like learn more about these investment opportunities as well as hear about the journey's of these start-ups then join us for this exciting panel discussion:

  • Paul Bennetts - CEO, Spaceship 
  • George Lucas - CEO & Director, Acorns Australia 
  • Anthony Millet - CEO, BrickX 


SPACESHIP
 
In just a few months, Spaceship has built a waiting list of over 30,000 and attracted investment from some of the biggest names in tech, including Mike Cannon-Brookes (co-founder of Atlassian). Spaceship offers one investment option. A diversified portfolio with technology at its core.

ACORNS 
Acorns automatically invests your spare change. The mobile-first investment platform enables commission free investing, portfolio management that you automatically invest your spare change into a diversified portfolio of exchange traded funds (ETFs).

BRICKX 
BrickX was inspired by crowd-funding models, with the aim of tackling what have become the biggest hurdles to buying into property: affordability, big initial costs, loan requirements, exit and commission costs and long investment periods. 


Speaker Bios

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Paul Bennetts - CEO, Spaceship
At university, I started a computer store. Began making profits. Used it to expand inventory and grow to multiple locations. Read a book on Warren Buffett. Loved learning how other businesses work. PC prices kept decreasing. Started investing outside of the business.

Joined Goldman Sachs. Spent too long there. Kept my head down as the GFC hit. I then became the Investment Manager for the c.$500m Tulla Family Office. We had an open mandate to invest in anything. Investing in businesses is fun. Bond investing not so much.

Got to know Craig Blair and Daniel Petre as they were planning to launch AirTree Ventures. We raised and invested the $60m AirTree Fund I over the next 2.5 years. I had a blast. I learned a lot. A lot!

Now, I’m building a Spaceship. You can read about us in the AFR, The Australian, SMH, The Age, Mashable, Business Insider, StartupDaily, StartupSmart and Pedestrian TV. Invest your Super where the world is going, not where it has been.

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George Lucas -  Chief Executive Office & Director, Acorns Australia

George is the CEO and Chairman of Acorns Grow Australia Limited and oversees the day-to-day general operations.

Acorns Australia is a micro-investing product designed to make investing and saving simple for people of all ages (but especially Gen X and Y).  Acorns has enabled George the opportunity to exhibit his detailed understanding of IT and how technology is impacting on financial services in a way that has made him a recognised expert in the Australian market on this issue. 


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Anthony Millet -  CEO, BrickX

Originally from the UK (where property also suffers from similar affordability and accessibility issues), Anthony brings a wealth of innovative and professional experience in eCommerce, technology and the banking industries to successfully lead the BRICKX team.

Prior to joining BRICKX, Anthony was responsible for building one of Europe’s largest e-Commerce businesses in the Sports and Outdoors sector. Before this, Anthony was an Associate Director at UBS Investment Bank, London, working within the Listed Investment Funds team and also within Corporate Finance specializing in the Technology sector.



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