Sydney startup Get secures $3.4 million in funding, but this 23-year-old founder is in it for more than money

Social payment platform Get has raised $3.4 million in funding as it prepares to expand internationally, however the raise is also about getting the right partners on board, according to founder Daniel Liang.

The round was led by Vertex Ventures, the venture capital arm of Temasek Holdings, as well as Click Ventures.

Founded in 2016, the startup was originally called Qnect, and provided a social network for ticketing, allowing users to see when their friends had put their money where their mouth is and actually splashed out on a ticket to an event.

Now, Liang is only 23, but he’s rebranded his business, survived a cyber attack and shifted his startup’s model to cater specifically to university clubs and societies.

On the platform, societies can sell membership, merchandise and tickets to events to members, while those running the clubs can use it to manage and contact members.

Now, the startup has about 220,000 users in Australia and Hong Kong, and is in the process of launching in Singapore. Read more

Stephanie Palmer-Derrien - Startup Smart - 16 Oct 2018

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