Tune in to hear Earlytrade CEO, Guy Saxelby, and Head of Treasury, Sam MacPherson, discuss working capital management for responsible corporates on the Treasury Talent podcast. They also share their career highlights, advice for young Treasury professionals and the art of building strong relationships.
06:20 Earlytrade Overview
10:15 Benefits for small suppliers & large corporates
15:55 Not reverse factoring
19:00 Career highlights, tips & hiring good talent
25:25 Mentoring & networking relationships
30:35 The future of Treasury & the role of technology
The Treasury Talent Podcast aims to share the wealth of knowledge within the treasury and finance community and inspire diversity. We live and breath everything that goes on in the world of treasury and are always on the look for fascinating people who can share their experience, thoughts and future predictions. We speak to treasurers, CFO’s, Analysts and thought leaders all around the world who have a story to tell and have a passion for this wild and risky side of business. The show is presented by Simon Lynch, who is known to have helped treasury professionals build successful teams by providing insight, value & knowledge within the treasury community. Simon partners treasury talent at all levels from treasurer to analysts in Australia, Asia & the US. He advises & provides deep insights to ensure that both Treasury departments & the talent are an ideal and perfect match.
Earlytrade is an Australian fintech company that provides a unique ethical alternative to ‘reverse factoring’ or supply chain finance.
Founded in 2016 by technology entrepreneur, Guy Saxelby and ex-ASX product manager, Piers Symons, Earlytrade owns and operates Australia’s largest early payment marketplace with over 36,000 businesses using the platform today to request early payment from their customers.
A key difference between the Earlytrade Marketplace model and other reverse factoring arrangements is that it is entirely supplier-driven. If suppliers require funding before their contractually agreed payment date, they can access an alternative source of liquidity via the marketplace at rates significantly less than bank financing, which in turn creates real value for suppliers.
Earlytrade’s Marketplace matches a committed supply of working capital from customers and the demand for early payment from all their suppliers. Unlike some platforms, Earlytrade does not mine big data or use AI to collect detailed information on the contents of supplier invoices. This is important as it allows Earlytrade’s marketplace to be neutral, with supply and demand driving rates.
Along with its core marketplace platform, Earlytrade has four other products growing in adoption including Earlytrade View, Earlytrade Verify, Earlytrade Grower and Earlytrade Fund.