From a story of frustration 🤯 with a bad banking experience, came a spark, that became a rapidly emerging Australian fintech.
That spark of an idea happened in the very driven and conscientious brain 🧠 of Paypa Planes Founder and CEO Simone Joyce. Leaning into her experiences in the payments space Simone set about laying the groundwork for her vision of Better Direct Debits for both Payer, the businesses on the receiving end, whilst incorporating her vision of how Banks can use this new tool to offer a better business banking experience.
After a few discussions 💬 about what she saw as possible Simone had the Award Winning sales experience of Jonathan Grant (brother and now Co-Founder) in her corner along with a growing team of excellent technical and creative assets.
Mid 2018 saw Paypa Plane launch off the back of a $2.2 million 🌱 seed round and quietly went about its business validating early opinions.
2019 started big with a new space on Adelaide St in Brisbane’s CBD 🏢 and with continual exponential growth saw the early conversations of some very big partnerships. Simone took a place on the board of Fintech Australia “the voice of the Australian fintech community”.
2020 Paypa Plane travelled to the Paris 🇫🇷 Fintech Forum where Simone pitched our product to the global fintech community and was voted “Best Pitch” 🥇 by …. A matter of weeks later we were picked as number two in Startups to watch 👀 in QLD in 2020.
Not only this but the local AFL Club we Sponsor, The Mighty Kenmore Bears 🐻 won both the QFA Seniors & Reserves Premierships 🏆🏆 (whilst using Paypa Plane to collect their fees).
Finally but definitely not least, Simone is now Chair of Fintech Australia’s Board 🔗 for 2020/21 👏🎉. This puts her in an excellent position to (along with her other highly established and knowledgeable Board members) advocate for the continual growth and development of Australia’s burgeoning Fintech space. 🥂