Aussie start-up WeMoney raises $2m in seed funding
Aussie financial health fintech WeMoney has raised $2 million in a seed funding round.
BetterLabs Ventures, Full Circle Venture Capital, and a series of individual backers all joined the round, which is WeMoney’s first.
The fintech aims to help people set and achieve financial goals. It tracks pending utility bills and other recurring payments.
WeMoney is founder Dan Jovevski’s second venture. He previously launched SwitchMyLoan, acquired by Pioneer Credit in 2016.
Jovevski tells the Financial Review that while he worked at Pioneer he realised Australians struggled to manage their finances.
“The straw that broke the camel’s back was when I had my first kid on the way and I looked at my own finances and realised I needed to sort myself out,” he says.
WeMoney is in the process of acquiring an open banking licence to enable it to gain access to consumer data through their bank accounts.
Jovevski says that the firm will focus on better ways of analysing the data it receives. This includes investing in machine learning and artificial intelligence in 2021.
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