Co-founder Ritchie Cotton featured in “The New Generation of Disruptors” panel at the AltFi Australasia Summit

This is a press release about Ritchie's appearance at the AltFi Australasia Summit in February 2017.

Monday, 27 February 2017

_Media Release _

27 FEBRUARY 2017

Cofounder Ritchie Cotton featured in “The New Generation of Disruptors” panel at the AltFi Australasia Summit

The AltFi Australasia Summit was held on the 27 February 2017 at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney. The focus of the event was the future of the financial services sector and how profitability could be achieved in a consolidating industry. Nearly 300 delegates gathered to hear about how technology is both disrupting and enabling the improvement of financial services.

Valiant Finance Cofounder and Head of Product, Ritchie Cotton, joined a panel titled “The New Generation of Disruptors”, which brought together up and coming entrepreneurs from across the sector.

The panel was moderated by Stuart Stoyan, Founder of Moneyplace, and featured:

  • David Brennan, CEO of Kikka
  • Stephen Dash, Founder of Credible
  • Miao Weimin, Cofounder and CEO of CriAT
  • Ritchie Cotton, Cofounder of Valiant Finance

The discussion brought a number of interesting points to the fore, including the importance of versatility and offering multiple products, and the experience-driven nature of targeting millennials. Valiant Cofounder, Ritchie Cotton, emphasised that having a unique brand identity is vital and that technology can be used to carve your fintech niche.

You can watch the panel discussion in full here:

Further reading

About the Valiant platform

Valiant Finance is a business loan marketplace that matches borrowers to lenders, with the aim of removing the barriers that prevent Australia’s small-to-medium enterprises from scaling and growing. Using a proprietary algorithm that identifies the best loan product for the customer, the platform improves the experience for the business owner and saves the lender time by pre-vetting the borrower.

Products available through the Valiant Finance platform include:

  • Unsecured business loans;
  • Secured term loans;
  • Overdrafts;
  • Line of credit;
  • Equipment finance;
  • Debtor financing;
  • Merchant cash advances; and
  • Business credit cards.

Further information

Alex Molloy Cofounder & CEO

Ritchie Cotton Cofounder & Head of Product

[email protected] / 0448 488 123 Nathalie Jones Communications Manager