We are a team of passionate people who believe that technology has the power to better connect, simplify and enhance the way money moves around the world.
Whether you are a mum with kids studying abroad, a business importing from overseas, a financial institution, or somewhere in between, our payments platform and infrastructure lets you safely and quickly move money internationally.
We are built on foundations of strong experience, industry-leading technology, and a global network of partners. We are also securely integrated with Ripple, the distributed ledger protocol, meaning speed and security are deep-rooted in what we do.
This rigour has helped us become the first Australian company with a digital Australian Financial Services License from ASIC and regulated by AUSTRAC.
Frustrated by the inefficiencies of the traditional money transfer process, FlashFX was founded on the belief that smart technology is the key to unlocking the potential of global payments. Our management represents a combined 50+ years of banking and financial services experience, with particular focus on technology solutions within this field.
Nicolas held financial markets and investment banking leadership roles at Westpac and UBS accumulating 15+ years across Australia, Europe, US and Asia. Seeing the void in Australia around technology-led international payments was what inspired him to co-found FlashFX. He currently manages daily global operations, with a focus on business development and partner engagement.
Vasyl is a forward-looking software engineer with a theoretical physics background who has extensive experience in helping start-ups successfully scale their business. Although his primary focus areas are team development and company growth, Vasyl is also a leading contributor to a number of popular open-source projects and is an active public speaker at industry meetups and conferences.
Shanthi is an experienced risk, compliance and AML officer with vast experiences across many different financial institution in Australia and New Zealand. As a chief risk officer she is across all aspects of the business and the combination of an inquisitive nature as well as entrepreneur mindset at heart, is perfect for FlashFX’s growth and keeping us across all regulatory and operational compliance aspects.
Emily is an experienced financial markets professional who has held FX institutional sales roles on trading floors across New York, London and Sydney. As Head of Business Development, she leverages her professional strengths of relationship building and value-driven idea generation to help forge and grow new business opportunities for FlashFX.
FlashFX have assembled a group of highly experienced individuals to provide advice to our board and executive. They have been sought for their specific knowledge and background in areas central to the ongoing success of our business.
Andrew has more than 20 years experience in the Financial Services sector, specifically in international payments, and has played a key role in scaling several successful fintech start-ups over the last 15 years, both in Australia and abroad. As Advisor, he is supporting the implementing of the company’s strategic vision and leading the growth across the business.
Dilip Rao has over 40 years of experience with technology in banking and payment systems, most recently with Ripple Labs in New York, as Global Head of Infrastructure Innovation. He led business development and sales for Ripple across APAC and the Middle East. Dilip was also founder of the first person-to-person payments startup in Australia and has advised commercial financial institutions as well as central bankers and regulators.
Dilip holds degrees in Physics, Engineering and Business Administration and is currently based in Melbourne, Australia.
Tim is an experienced Financial Services executive with over 25 years’ experience leading teams, growing businesses and delivering results across Private Banking and wealth management, corporate and institutional banking and corporate risk management.
Tim played a key role in turning around Westpac Private Bank (2008-2016) post his return from successfully helping re-establishing Westpac Institutional Bank in Asia when based in Singapore (2004-2008).
A passionate technologist and start-up innovator with 25+ years experience building distributed systems. An entrepreneur at heart who loves making finance tech that actually works for people and seeing positive change come out of it. Along the way Michael has led teams across local Westpac, JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank before becoming a co-founder at FlashFX.
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The Australian Financial Review Street Talk understands Sydney-based international payments provider FlashFX has just opened a $5 million funding round to finance further development of its technology and build out its business-to-business offering.