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Alan Tsen

Hi, I'm Alan Tsen

By day, I head up fmX – IAG's startup accelerator program. On nights and weekends, I invest in early-stage fintech startups. I also write a newsletter on the fintech industry called Fintech Radar.

I was the Director of Revenue Strategy at Chipper Cash and before that I was the founding GM of Stone & Chalk Melbourne.

I was also formerly a board member of Fintech Australia where I was the chairperson. I've was also a member of the Federal Government’s Fintech Advisory Group and a member of ASIC’s Digital Finance Advisory Committee.

I'm a recovering founder, lawyer and lover of fine wine.

Must Reads

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What Most People Get Wrong About BNPL

If you were to summarise most news coverage of the BNPL sector, it would basically round to “it’s making kids buy more stuff they don’t need and driving them into debt.”

What Most People Get Wrong About BNPL
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Fintech Radar: A New Place For My Thoughts On The Fintech Industry

Well, it was sort of inevitable, I suppose. But I've started a Substack newsletter [https://fintechradar.substack.com/], and it'll be the home for all my thoughts on what's happening in fintech. The plan is that it'll be a weekly newsletter that covers news from around the fintech globe and

Fintech Radar: A New Place For My Thoughts On The Fintech Industry

Recent Posts

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What Most People Get Wrong About BNPL

If you were to summarise most news coverage of the BNPL sector, it would basically round to “it’s making kids buy more stuff they don’t need and driving them into debt.”

What Most People Get Wrong About BNPL
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Fintech Predictions For 2020

At the end of 2019 I tweeted my fintech predictions for 2020 [https://twitter.com/alantsen/status/1211979458996916225]. I mean are you even in tech if you don't get your crystal ball out at the end of the year? In previous years, I've just let my predictions live on Twitter

Fintech Predictions For 2020
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I'm Hanging Up My Stone & Chalk Vest

It seems like yesterday I sat down with Alex (our CEO) to chat about how we could bring Stone & Chalk to Melbourne. We chatted about the vibrant Victorian startup ecosystem and what an amazing opportunity it would be to expand Stone & Chalk to this state. After our conversation, I knew

I'm Hanging Up My Stone & Chalk Vest