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Parpera - par  / pa: / pera / ˈpɪərə / Latin noun, translates to "fair wallet"

Parpera aspires to empower people to improve the economic prosperity of people, communities, and societies, globally, through making it easier to do business.

We're a high-growth community and venture backed Australian fintech that's building an ecosystem of fair and transparent products and services to help people set up, manage, and grow their business in today's digital economy.

Founded in April 2020, we've raised AUD2.7m in equity funding and have assembled a global high-performing and experienced team across Sydney and Melbourne to deliver on our mission.

In October 2021, we launched our Parpera App, which grew to serve hundreds of Australian businesses, providing access to a digital bank account, business debit card, invoicing, payments, cash flow, and tax management capabilities, all in the one app, and empowering them to focus more on what matters most.

Sadly, on 29 June 2022, we had to temporarily pause the set up of new accounts, due to the closure of our partner bank, Volt (read more).

We’re working on an alternative banking partner and hope to relaunch and serve you very soon.

You can download our App to join our waitlist and receive regular updates on our relaunch at get.parpera.com/app

Why people need a better solution

Behind every business is a person. We interviewed and surveyed over 500 business owners, freelancers, and entrepreneurs to better understand the challenges they face and identify how we can build a better solution to help them set up, manage, and grow their businesses.

Andrew sue

entrepreneur

“We pay a Big 4 bank $10 a month for basically nothing. We'd happily switch and pay for something better.”

BRONWEN ZANDE

entrepreneur

“I will do anything to avoid more paperwork with my banking. Sending and receiving payments should be as easy as sending instant messages”

Ron xie

Freelance project manager

“I love getting instant notifications for my personal banking - I've switched all my personal banking over from one bank to another service simply for this feature. I need this for my business account too!”

Anne Lioe

UI / UX freelancer

“I didn’t know what to do when I started… ABN, insurances, and tax… I pay an agency a % of my day rate to take care of it and $15 monthly for invoicing… I want to spend less time on admin and more time with family”

Thomas o.

TRADie & E-commerce

"The banks and new lenders - while easier - kill you with fees... what's worse is that everything is a different department when you need help... and it takes forever to get a new card issued!?.”

BRONWEN ZANDE

entrepreneur

“I will do anything to avoid more paperwork with my banking. Sending and receiving payments should be as easy as sending instant messages.”

Ron xie

Freelance project manager

“I love getting instant notifications for my personal banking - I've switched all my personal banking over from one bank to another service simply for this feature. I need this for my business account too!.”

Anne Lioe

UI / UX freelancer

“I didn’t know what to do when I started… ABN, insurances, and tax… I pay an agency a % of my day rate to take care of it and $15 monthly for invoicing… I want to spend less time on admin and more time with family”

Andrew sue

entrepreneur

“We pay a Big 4 bank $10 a month for basically nothing. We'd happily switch and pay for something better.”

Thomas o.

TRADie & E-commerce

"The banks and new lenders - while 
easier - kill you with fees... what's worse 
is that everything is a different department when you need help... and it takes forever to get a new card issued!?.”

BRONWEN ZANDE

entrepreneur

“I will do anything to avoid more paperwork with my banking. Sending and receiving payments should be as easy as sending instant messages.”

Ron xie

Freelance project manager

“I love getting instant notifications for my personal banking - I've switched all my personal banking over from one bank to another service simply for this feature. I need this for my business account too!.”

Anne Lioe

UI / UX freelancer

“I didn’t know what to do when I started… ABN, insurances, and tax… I pay an agency a % of my day rate to take care of it and $15 monthly for invoicing… I want to spend less time on admin and more time with family”

Andrew sue

entrepreneur

“We pay a Big 4 bank $10 a month for basically nothing. We'd happily switch and pay for something better.”

Thomas o.

TRADie & E-commerce

"The banks and new lenders - while easier - kill you with fees... what's worse is that everything is a different department when you need help... and it takes forever to get a new card issued!?.”

Team

DANIEL CANNIZZARO

Founder and CEO

Daniel is driven by the belief that innovative, fairer and transparent financial services can help people build better businesses, and ultimately lead to stronger communities and living better lives.

Daniel has global financial services and mangement consulting experience and holds an MBA from London Business School, with executive level education from Columbia Business School, and a Bachelor of Information Systems from the University of Melbourne.

Daniel loves skiing, adventure, and all things business and fintech!

David olsen

Engineering Lead

David has over 6 years of mobile development and software engineering experience spanning several industries.

Before Parpera, David was the Lead Mobile Developer at RACV where he built a national platform serving 1,000s of users, and has held engineering roles at last-mile specialists, Localz, and global growth and innovation group ZX Ventures. David holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Computing and Software Systems from the University of Melbourne.

David loves tennis, putting triple-bogeys, running around Albert Park, and building awesome digital products!

Cindy Cui

Product manager

Cindy has over 4 years financial services experience, holding product and software engineering roles across several industries.

Before Parpera, Cindy worked as a Technical Project Manager at Funraisin and Full Stack Engineer and Client Relationship Manager within the Commodities and Global Markets division at Macquarie Bank. Cindy holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of New South Wales.

Cindy loves bonsais (she runs a community for bonsai lovers!), birds, playing tennis, and enjoys coding on the weekends.

Strategic advisors

Andrew Davis

Non-Executive Director and advisor

Andrew is a globally recoginised fintech expert and serves as a digital financial services advisor to the World Bank and is a key supporter of Australia’s fintech ecosystem development.

Andrew loves spending time with his family and relaxing by the pool.

William White

Advisor

Willam is a global fintech executive, banking as a serivce advisor, and venture partner.

William was a very early team member at Monzo and the COO of Loot Financial Services, one of the UK’s first neobanks.

William loves cycling so much he once cycled from Sydney to Perth!

Hayden Williams

Advisor

Hayden is a senior manager in SME product marketing at MYOB and has over 10 years’ experience across senior SME and financial Services roles across product, marketing, and customer success.

Hayden loves (good) coffee, art, and music - spending his spare time in a recording studio he co-owns in Melbourne

Create value for our members

people, businesses and communities

People first

our members are people first, businesses second

Honesty and integrity

do the right thing,
be open and transparent

Challenge the impossible

it’s only impossible until it’s done

Focus on quality

go above and beyond expectations to execute quickly but diligently

Deliver win-win outcomes

fair is fair, everyone needs some margin of gain

We're hiring! - if you’re inspired by our mission, please contact us, we’d love to hear from you!

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