PRESS RELEASE

Valiant named as an Emerging Star in the KMPG and H2 Ventures Fintech100 Report

This is a press release about Valiant being named an Emerging Start in the Fintech100 2017.

_Media Release _

16 NOVEMBER 2017

Valiant named as an Emerging Star in the KMPG and H2 Ventures Fintech100 Report

Valiant has been featured as an Emerging Star in the Fintech100 Report, released by KPMG and H2 Ventures. The report is released annually and analyses the fintech space globally to find new and existing fintech startups which are leading the charge in financial services innovation.

The report demonstrates an upward trend in fintech innovation globally, with 29 different countries represented in 2017, up from 22 countries in 2016. It divides firms into the Top 50 and the Emerging Stars, and Valiant was featured as a startup that has the potential to cause significant and valuable disruption within its sector.

Valiant helps SMEs secure loans with unprecedented transparency, and a seamless one-click digital application process. This innovative method of using algorithms to conduct this matching process creates competitive tension in the SME online lending space and also serves as a catalyst for disruption amongst the traditional banking market.

“Valiant is different to a lot of other online lead generator platforms because we’ll always have that human touch element to support customers when they need it,” said Alex Molloy, Managing Director and Co-founder of Valiant. Small business owners are an underserved segment in the market, but small businesses account for 97% of businesses nationwide.

"Australia has once again demonstrated its strong fintech credentials with a very strong showing on the Fintech100. Globally, disruptive fintech companies continue to dominate, representing strong interest from investors in business models and management teams that are seeking to radically change the industry paradigm,” said Ian Pollari, Global co-lead of KPMG’s Fintech practice.

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 reading

https://h2.vc/reports/fintechinnovators/company/2017/Valiant https://home.kpmg.com/au/en/home/media/press-releases/2017/11/the-fintech-100-announcing-australias-leading-fintech-innovators-for-2017-16-november-2017.html http://sjm.ministers.treasury.gov.au/media-release/117-2017/

Further information

Alex Molloy Cofounder & CEO

Ritchie Cotton Cofounder & Head of Product

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