How one Fintech is bridging the gap between investors and SMEs

Charlotte Petris, co-founder and CEO of Timelio, says her fintech company has come along at the right time. With banks still adjusting to the global financial crisis, funding for small to medium sized businesses is drying up. And for these businesses, managing cash flow now is more critical than ever before.

40 Melbourne Startups To Watch in 2017

Australia’s startup culture has been growing exponentially year on year. Given Sydney tends to be a big chunk of the mentions when talking about Aussie startups, we wanted to explore what’s happening with the Melbourne startups shaking up our tech space.

Women entrepreneurs changing the world

Passion and resilience were the resounding themes at a panel and networking event about women entrepreneurs at the Wade Institute Centre at the University of Melbourne. As part of Melbourne Knowledge Week, ‘Women Changing the World’ brought together three...

Aussie fintechs forge closer ties with London

Australian and British fintech start-ups, regulators and government bodies will look to deepen ties this week as ASIC chairman Greg Medcraft, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, Dan Tehan, and ASX deputy CEO Peter Hiom lead a fintech trade...

UK fintech delegation announced

The winners of seven supported places in a fintech mission to the UK have been announced by the Australian British Chamber of Commerce. The Australian British Chamber of Commerce announced the seven Australian fintech start-ups that have been selected to attend the...

Melbourne fintech Timelio helps SMEs to buy time

Small businesses are often caught in a cash crunch when dealing with large corporate customers who demand generous payment terms, but a Melbourne fintech has the solution. Timelio is disrupting traditional lending models by enabling growing businesses to turn...

The Founder Project: Charlotte Petris – Timelio

This week I sat down with the remarkable Charlotte Petris, CEO and co-founder of Timelio. Timelio is an online marketplace connecting growing businesses directly with investors. Investors gain access to a new asset class offering diversified returns and businesses...

Invoice Financing Makes Inroads, And Economic Sense

When multinationals like Mars and Fonterra stretched their payment terms to a punishing 120 days, the howls of protest in the small to medium-sized business sector were almost deafening. The extended terms, if they were imposed without any consideration of the impact...

Timelio Adds New Weight To Aussie AltFin Market

Australia’s bourgeoning alternative lending scene saw new investment Friday (Dec. 2) when reports emerged that Timelio raised more than $3.7 million (A$5 million). The small business lending startup secured the funding from Thorney Investment Group in the form of...

Boost cash flow by selling unpaid invoices in Xero

Need to improve your cash flow? A fintech platform allows businesses to sell their future invoices – and it integrates with Xero. It’s a common predicament: a major customer will pay an invoice in 30 days or more, but your stock needs to be replenished and employees...

Timelio raises $5m, launches fund

Timelio has raised $5 million in an equity-funding round and launched Timelio Capital Fund, which provides passive exposure to invoice financing. The announcements come as the latest in a string of successes for the Melbourne-based fintech startup. Launched early last...

Thorney invests in Timelio fund for invoice financing

Thorney Investment Group has seeded the Timelio Capital Fund, a new unit trust to be offered to institutional investors seeking a diversified exposure to the emerging asset class of invoice financing. Thorney and Timelio, a Melbourne-based fintech that has built a...

Late payments: how businesses can combat the mortal enemy

The small business sector is well aware that big business has little regard for its cash flow problems. It also knows big corporations deliberately delay payments. The facts are in: SMEs are collectively owed $26 billion, according to a late payments study by PayPal...