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PayActiv is revolutionising payroll.

Founded in Silicon Valley in 2012, PayActiv is switching things up to give everyday Australians control over when they receive their pay.

We are change-makers dedicated to improving employee financial wellness through innovation and technology.

Waiting for payday is a practice rooted in our existing IT systems, which haven’t been modernised in decades. It hurts businesses because of the reduced financial wellness of employees. In turn, this stress translates into lower productivity, higher turnover and decreased engagement.

PayActiv fix this inefficiency, helping businesses and their workers to break free from inefficient and outdated systems.

Meet the team

Michael McLaughlin
Michael McLaughlin

Michael has over 20 years’ senior management experience in Global Financial Services organizations and major Not for Profit organizations. Michael has also consulted to a number of high profile FinTech companies.

Michael has held senior roles with National Australia Bank, Danske Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and Allied Irish Bank in Australia, the UK and Ireland.

He holds a BA (Hons) in Finance, a Masters (MA) Marketing and is a Fellow of the  Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM) .

Stuart Richardson
Stuart Richardson

Stuart is the founder of innovation hub York Butter Factory and leading early-stage technology venture capital firm, Adventure Capital, whose world-class team works with Australia’s most talented entrepreneurs to see them successful in global markets.

He brings strategic and early-stage investment experience within the technology domain, and has co-founded companies like Property Technology company EQUiEM which currently employs 200+ employees. Stuart has helped seed, mentor, and invest in companies worth over $100m in aggregate market capitalisation.

Stuart is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne and graduate of the prestigious Stanford Executive Program.

Darcy Naunton
Darcy Naunton

Darcy brings immense operational experience to Australia’s startup ecosystem, having previously worked with over 20 early-stage businesses and over 45 early-stage transactions.

He has co-founded, invested in, and mentored companies with a combined market capitalisation of over $100m. He is also the co-founder of clover.com.au, a financial robo-advisor in conjunction with Equip Super.

Darcy was previously an Investment Analyst at a major asset consultancy firm providing portfolio construction and asset selection advice to large institutional investors.

PayActiv is making waves

In just a short time, PayActiv has been awarded for its outstanding contribution to the financial services & HR sectors by leading global industry associations

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