• Arctic Intelligence in the press

Arctic Intelligence provides online auditing tools to help businesses manage compliance and risk – Startup Daily – 29/03/16 – Financial crimes like fraud, money laundering, bribery, and corruption only make it onto the average person’s radar through either sensationalist news headlines concerning high powered politicians or business leaders, or crime procedurals on TV. However, these crimes – or, specifically, ensuring they don’t occur – can be costly, on-going headaches for thousands of businesses big and small across sectors varying from superannuation through to gambling.  Read full article…

Stone & Chalk names resident start-ups – Australian Financial Review – 25/08/15 – Stone & Chalk, which is chaired by Westpac director Craig Dunn, has received more than $2 million in funding from the big end of town. Its foundation partners are: Allens, American Express, AMP, ANZ Banking Group, the ASX, Capital Markets CRC, FINSIA, Finzsoft (NZ), HSBC, IAG, IBM, KPMG, Macquarie Group, Oracle, Suncorp Bank, TAL, Thomson Reuters, Veda, Westpac Banking Corp and Woolworths. Read full article…

Finally, Stone & Chalk has opened its Australian fintech hubBusiness Insider Australia – 25/08/15 – Australian fintech hub Stone & Chalk is finally underway, opening its new Sydney office and revealing the first startups to join the community. It opens with 41 fintech startups, totalling 120 people, following an intense six-month selection process.“From the outset our aim has been to attract the highest quality fintech startups in Australia, co-locate them under one roof, and support fast tracking their growth to ultimately help them go global,” Stone & Chalk CEO Alex Scandurra said.  Read full article…

Founding residents of Stone & Chalk revealed – FinTech Business Stone & Chalk will comprise of 120 people in a 2,300 square metre “collaborative workspace”.  Former Barclays executive and Stone & Chalk chief executive Alex Scandurra said the aim of the hub is to fast track the start-ups’ growth and “help them go global”. “We have been inspired by the talent and diversity of the start-ups that have applied, and the potential to transform Australia’s multi-billion financial services sector,” Mr Scandurra said. Read full article…

Sydney fintech hub opens for business – Investor Daily – 25/08/15 – NSW Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy Anthony Roberts officially opened the Stone & Chalk hub last night. The initial start-up line-up spans a wide range of industries, from superannuation to predictive data analytics, as well as technologies, from consumer apps to cryptocurrencies, according to Stone & Chalk.

The foundation fintech start-ups include: Calibre Financial Technology, Crowd Money, easyshare, Ei8ht, Arctic Intelligence, Fincast, Foreign Exchange Central, FUNDEXA, Grow Capital, H2 Ventures, iDATS, Inamo, InstaReM, iungo.co, Macrovue, Mafematica, Metamako, Monetise, Moroku, Neu Capital, NexPay, Open Orbit, Ordermentum, Physi Secure, Piggy, Private Reporting, ProWise, Rental Cover, RainCheck, Reinventure, Simple KYC, SuperGuide, TradeFloor, VentureCrowd and Zetaris. Read full article…

Stone and Chalk opens with hopes to accelerate fintech growth in AustraliaStart-up Smart – 25/08/15 – Stone and Chalk, a new fintech hub that promises to help accelerate the development of Australian fintech startups, was unveiled in Sydney on Tuesday. “Digital disruption is transforming the financial services industry and there is much to be gained through greater collaboration between stakeholders in the fintech ecosystem. We are focused on brining to life our vision for Sydney’s fintech hub to support startups compete, thrive and lead on a world stage.” Stone & Chalk, Chairman Craig Dunn says. Read full article…

Stone & Chalk fintech hub opens today – KPMG – 25/08/15 Forty one of Australia’s highest potential fintech startups have been unveiled as Stone & Chalk opens its doors at 50 Bridge Street in Sydney’s CBD today. The Hon. Anthony Roberts, NSW Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy did the honours, officially opening the independent, not for profit fintech hub, which has ambitions to become the heart of fintech in Asia.

The inaugural 41 companies, totalling 120 people, have been selected following an intense six month process to identify world-class Australian fintech startups. Also revealed today is the 2300 square metre collaborative workspace that puts Australia squarely on the international map in the fast emerging fintech sector. Read full article…

Are financial crimes costing your business serious money? In a world first, Australian compliance ingenuity and technology enables businesses to rapidly and affordably audit and assess their risk exposure to financial crimes and then deliver actionable recommendations to undertake measures to eradicate these risks, minimising potential losses.

Every single day, major financial crimes, such as bribery, fraud, money laundering and tax evasion are committed costing businesses of all sizes billions of dollars per annum reaching unprecedented levels. Read full article…