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Hall & Wilcox announces partnership with fintech hub

Hall & Wilcox announces partnership with fintech hub

partnership with fintech hub, Hall & Wilcox

The Australian law firm has revealed it has entered into a corporate partnership with one of Asia’s independent fintech innovation hubs.

Hall & Wilcox has announced it has entered into partnership with Stone & Chalk, a not-for-profit organisation designed to be an independent supporter of fintech start-ups that are looking to scale and commercialise their offering.

Since its opening two years ago, Stone & Chalk has successfully housed over 350 entrepreneurs working in over 100 start-ups that have collectively raised over $211 million in funding. In addition, the work has created over 500 jobs.

In this move to partner with Stone & Chalk, Hall & Wilcox has joined other corporate partners, including NAB, ANZ, Optus, IAG, Suncorp and Westpac.

Hall & Wilcox COO Sumith Perera said there is a strong alignment between Stone & Chalk and the firm’s Smarter Law strategy.

“Stone & Chalk has really helped drive and become the centre of gravity for fintech in Australia,” Mr Perera said.

“With its leading fintech start-ups, innovation marketplace and corporate innovation programs, Stone & Chalk is the ideal partner for Hall & Wilcox.”

Alex Scandurra, chief executive officer of Stone & Chalk, offered a similar sentiment, saying he welcomed Hall & Wilcox’s enthusiasm and willingness to make a difference.

“We’re always looking to align with those who show genuine commitment to start-ups, and think Hall & Wilcox have the right approach and cultural fit to support the Stone & Chalk community,” he said.

As part of this new partnership, Hall & Wilcox’s first order of business will see it be part of Stone & Chalk’s Insurtech Program 2018 – an acceleration program designed to encourage start-up developed technology for the insurance industry.

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