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Microsoft extends its sponsorship of Gobbill helping the company to grow throughout 2020.

October 16th, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Microsoft extends its sponsorship of Gobbill helping the company to grow throughout 2020.”

Microsoft has not only continued but increased its level of support for Gobbill on its Microsoft for Startups program until late 2020. Gobbill runs extensively on Microsoft’s Azure cloud and also utilises Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning) services within the platform and eco-system. Since launching several years ago, Gobbill has maintained high availability in its Production environment as well as using Azure for it Research and Development infrastructure, Testing and Quality Assurance environments that the company has maintained since 2015.

At this stage of the business, it makes sense for Gobbill to join the Microsoft Partner Network Support (Australia) and commence initial co-selling activities which is all part of the strategy of Microsoft’s $500m investment in its startup program. The investment allows startups to piggyback on Microsoft’s existing sales force. Gobbill has benefited greatly from its support from early days of proof of concept through to today, being used commercially by businesses throughout Australia. Microsoft says it loves startups, and well the feeling is mutual.

CEO & Co-founder of Gobbill, Shendon Ewans said “Without Microsoft’s sponsorship and support especially in the early days, we would have struggled to get Gobbill off the ground. Looking back, it was a great decision my CTO and co-founder Quentin Marsh made by selecting Azure and pitching the idea of Gobbill to the 2015 Microsoft BizSpark team in Sydney.”

Thank you Microsoft (Australia and Singapore). You know who you are that have helped us on our journey.

 

Gobbill appoints Michael Pollitt as Business Development Manager

October 3rd, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Gobbill appoints Michael Pollitt as Business Development Manager”

*** NEW STAFF ***

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Pollitt as Gobbill’s Business Development Manager focusing on the company’s UK growth.

Michael is a veteran startup and scaleup CxO in the UK and Australia. He has over 20 years of ICT experience working in London for Deutsche Bank, Hewlett Packard, Compaq and startups in the field of robotics, payments and data analytics. He is also a passionate blues musician and singer! Welcome onboard Michael.

 

 

Meet Erica Gilmore, Customer Manager for Gobbill

September 24th, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Meet Erica Gilmore, Customer Manager for Gobbill”

We are very pleased to welcome Erica Gilmore to the Gobbill team.

Erica will be helping to care for our customers and partners, assisting them to make the best use of Gobbill. She has joined us after 9 years at Expression Australia (formerly Vicdeaf), which is the peak organisation for the deaf and hard of hearing community. Erica managed the Auslan interpreting service including invoicing and payroll, and implemented NDIS services across Expression Australia.

Welcome Erica to Gobbill!

Gobbill appoints Andrew Jaworski as General Counsel

September 5th, 2019 Posted by Alerts, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Gobbill appoints Andrew Jaworski as General Counsel”

We would like to welcome Andrew Jaworski, Gobbill’s General Counsel. Andrew is an amazing Australian and UK solicitor having worked as a director at KPMG (legal), special counsel at K&L Gates and King & Wood Mallesons, Technology Lawyer at BBC Worldwide…now in the startup world. Welcome Andrew to Gobbill!

How Gobbill manages and protects its buckets of consumer data

June 14th, 2019 Posted by Case Studies, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “How Gobbill manages and protects its buckets of consumer data”

Laneways by LaunchVic featured Gobbill’s data stewardship policy in a recent article.

Toeing the line of profit-making and protecting customer data is a difficult tightrope for any startup, but Gobbill has made it their mission to put people first, writes Ruth Thomas

Protecting our consumers’ and our own data within Gobbill is a very important to us. We’ve developed everything on-shore in Australia and we process and support our customers in Australia as well. As we look to expand into new territories, the same ethos will remain to up hold data sovereignty and to employ locally benefiting surrounding communities.

The article contains a number of tips for other startups.

Read more at Laneways.

 

 

 

Become a Foundation Partner of Gobbill before 30 June 2019

June 3rd, 2019 Posted by Financial Management, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Become a Foundation Partner of Gobbill before 30 June 2019”

Gobbill recently launched a partner program which is available to bookkeepers and accountants. Partners that join Gobbill before 30 June 2019 will be recognised as our Foundation Partners. This status will be unavailable from the 1 July 2019, hence it’s a limited time to be part of something new, exciting and game changing.

We are looking for early adopters of emerging technologies that are willing to work with us to shape things. We’re not perfect but with your help, you’ll see the product evolve and be proud to support Australian tech innovation.

Why become a Partner?

Let’s start with a complimentary Business account to make your life easier.

(*) Available to a limited number of partners. Complimentary Small Business Plan for each Partner.

  • Access to wholesale pricing
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Priority Australian based support
  • Shared best practices
  • Influence the product roadmap
  • First to know what’s happening
  • Gobbill Foundation Partner (signup before 30 June 2019)

 

If you’d like to know more or to join the Partner Program, visit https://gobbill.com/partner

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Australians can now pay bills with cryptocurrency even if the biller doesn’t accept it | Yahoo Finance

May 30th, 2019 Posted by Gobbill News, Payments, Product Features, Startup 0 thoughts on “Australians can now pay bills with cryptocurrency even if the biller doesn’t accept it | Yahoo Finance”

Australians who own cryptocurrency can now pay household bills even if the biller doesn’t accept digital money.

Crypto exchange Cointree and bill payment Gobbill, both startups based in Melbourne, have started a landmark partnership to make this happen.

Gobbill is an artificial intelligence service that allows Australians to check if their bill is a scam or authentic, then have them paid securely.

Customers of Gobbill from this week can nominate to have bills paid using one of more than 100 cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple and Litecoin.

Find out more about paying everyday bills with digital currencies. 

Read more at Yahoo Finance.

Federal Budget 2019, Innovation is taking a backseat and Australia is losing out.

April 8th, 2019 Posted by Financial Management, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Federal Budget 2019, Innovation is taking a backseat and Australia is losing out.”

Bill payment automation company Gobbill is seeing more small businesses doing it tougher drawing on reserves to meet their payables. The 2019 Federal Budget may be good for some small businesses but certainly lacks investment in innovation. The increased instant asset tax write-off may help bricks and mortar type businesses but is unlikely to help high-tech innovative companies using scalable cloud processing and other subscription-based services.

There should have been more support and a broader view of R&D as new fields and methods of engineering and scientific development have emerged and do not necessarily fit the traditional R&D models. A different lens should be applied to larger corporations conducting R&D compared to start-ups, especially in incubators and accelerators.

Australia is competing with the rest of the world and we’re losing out. For example, the UK provides entrepreneurs with a personal relief tax rate of 10%. In addition, Australia has also loosely copied the UK Enterprise Investment Scheme to help attract early stage funding but we could do much better.

Watch full interview of Frank Labs’ Senior Advisor Jasmine Koh interviews Gobbill CEO Shendon Ewans about the Federal Budget impact on Small Businesses and Startups.

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Team Gobbill is growing ..

November 29th, 2018 Posted by Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “Team Gobbill is growing ..”

Team Gobbill is growing with strong support of customers, investors, advisers and staff. It’s great to have our early users become our investors and/or staff.
We initially built Gobbill for our families and friends. Hence putting our customers first and serving their interests is at the heart of what we do and what financial services should be.

More exciting news coming soon! http://gobbill.com

Financial Review features Cointree & Gobbill partnership

August 20th, 2018 Posted by Gobbill News, Payments, Startup 0 thoughts on “Financial Review features Cointree & Gobbill partnership”

Major telcos, utility providers and insurers may not have jumped on the cryptocurrency bandwagon, but thanks to two local fintech startups that no longer matters, with cryptocurrency owners now able to pay any bill in crypto.

Cryptocurrency exchange Cointree and automated billing platform Gobbill will let Australians pay bills with cryptocurrency, regardless of whether the business itself accepts the digital currency. Gobbill acts as a go-between, taking the funds from its users and paying the bills on their behalf.

Gobbill co-founder Shendon Ewans admits that he was late to the cryptocurrency party, only beginning to dabble in it early last year, but said that’s what made a partnership with Cointree attractive.

“I have traded, but not very successfully. That was the appeal of Cointree. I’m a novice and I’m surrounded by people at [fintech co-working space] Stone and Chalk, who are deep crypto specialists,” he said.

“Fast forward into the future and what we’re seeing is, like it or not, this will be part of our daily lives. Gobbill already let people pay bills from their cards or bank accounts, so now they can pay in cryptocurrency too.”

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