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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.

 

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.

 

 

 

Gobbill and Cointree partnership enables automated bill payments with cryptocurrencies.

August 20th, 2018 Posted by Featured, Gobbill News, Media Releases, Startup 0 thoughts on “Gobbill and Cointree partnership enables automated bill payments with cryptocurrencies.”

Melbourne, Australia 20th August, 2018 – Bill payment AI-automation company Gobbill, has today announced it has partnered with cryptocurrency exchange and digital wallet company Cointree, enabling users to pay bills with their cryptocurrencies.

The global alliance will allow users from both platforms to pay household bills using their crypto coins stored in Cointree’s wallet. Cointree’s platform supports a wide range of digital currencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and more.

Gobbill’s platform users can also link a crypto wallet in their account and elect to pay their bills either by credit card, bank account or a specified cryptocurrency regardless of whether the biller accepts the desired payment method.

Shendon Ewans, CEO and co-founder of Gobbill, said the partnership would add significant value to customers who were increasingly looking to adopt digital currencies. The partnership aims to enable households and small businesses to easily and safely pay any bill with any coin.

“Digital currencies are becoming mainstream, and our view at Gobbill is to support customer choice and convenience. We anticipate a surge in the number of customers who would like to pay their bills in crypto in the coming years. Our partnership with Cointree will cater to this market and ensure Gobbill continues to remain ahead of the curve when it comes to allowing our users to pay their bills automatically, while knowing they’re protected from fraud and scams,” he said.

“We are excited at Cointree to be partnering with Gobbill,” said Cointree CEO, Shane Stevenson. “This is a great opportunity for both companies to leverage our strengths and enable Australians to pay everyday bills with their choice of digital currencies.”

The announcement comes following Cointree’s launch of a new and refreshed platform and is looking to expand into international markets. The partnership between Gobbill and Cointree supports both companies’ international expansion into new markets. The announcement also builds on Gobbill’s recent partnership announcements with iSignthis (ASX:ISX) for eKYC and payment processing, and wealth management leader myprosperity, which will see Gobbill rolled out broadly to users via white-label agreements in Australia and overseas.

Gobbill has been bootstrapped funded to date and is seeking investment to support its commercial growth.

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About Gobbill Australia Pty Ltd

Gobbill™ is a digital finance assistant that automates bill payments using artificial intelligence for households and small businesses. Users are protected from online scams, avoid late fees, maximise discounts and protect their credit rating scores. Small businesses have the additional benefit of digitising invoices, scheduling payments and synchronising data with their accounting software.

After two years of R&D, the company launched its automated bill payment process for public use. It is now investing further R&D in AI to help customers easily switch service providers and save money using its One-Click-Switch™ method.

Founded in 2015, Gobbill can pay bills issued from any Australian provider including utilities, telecommunications, council rates, insurance and more. The company is a Microsoft Startup sponsored company, a partner of the Australian Government’s cyber safety initiative, AI partner of Silverpond and member of Stone & Chalk. Gobbill is an Authorised Representative (1261196) of Australian Financial Services Licence Holder (448066).

For further information, see gobbill.com or contact the team at: gobbill@gobbill.com.au

For media inquiries, contact Account Director, Laura Blue at: laura@launchlink.co

 

About Cointree

Cointree is one of Australia’s leading digital currency exchanges. It aims to support the widest range of crypto currency coins. Founded in 2013, the Melbourne based company has over 50,000 members and transacted over AU$100m worth in digital currencies. The company focuses on making cryptocurrency trading a simple, quick and secure experience. It achieves this by providing learning recourses and useful trading tools in everyday language, and jargon free to its members.

Cointree is a registered digital currency exchange with AUSTRAC (the Australian Government regulatory and monitoring body for AML/CTF) and a partner of the not-for-profit Blockchain Centre.

Read more about the company at our website cointree.com.

For media inquiries, please contact media@cointree.com

The Australian: Gobbill has kicked off a $2 million early-stage fund raise.

July 10th, 2018 Posted by Financial Management, Gobbill News, Startup 0 thoughts on “The Australian: Gobbill has kicked off a $2 million early-stage fund raise.”

Melbourne-based bill payment AI company Gobbill has kicked off a $2 million early-stage fund raise, receiving expressions of interest for half the round with a number of its users showing interest in investing.

The company, which recently signed a deal with ASX-listed iSignthis for payment processing, has seen payment volumes jump 375 per cent last quarter compared to the same time last year.

“Our system users and people we know have asked us over the last three years for an opportunity to invest before we grow too big,” CEO and co-founder Shendon Ewans said.

“And secondly we have just signed key partnerships with iSignthis and myprosperity that will accelerate our business growth, meaning we require the additional capital to run the business faster.”

Founded in 2015, Gobbill protects users from online scams and late fees by scheduling and automating bill and invoice payments. It also helps them maximise discounts and secures their credit-rating scores; and allows small businesses to have the additional benefit of invoice digitisation, scheduled payments and synchronising data with their ­accounting software.

Gobbill pays bills issued from any Australian provider, including utilities, telecoms, council rates and insurance.

It currently operates predominantly across Australia’s east coast but in the next 12 months plans to launch in the UK.

The Australian