My guest for episode 55 of The Startup Playbook Podcast is Aris Allegos, the Co-founder and CEO of Moula.
Aris first left his corporate career in the 90’s to launch his first venture ToyBox, Australia’s first online toy retailer, which he sold just 9 months after launching. He then spent the next 15 years in the world of corporate finance. He is now the Co-founder and CEO of Moula, an online platform that streamlines the process of getting loans between $5,000 and $250,000.
Moula raised a series A funding round of $30M and was one of the first startups to lead the rise of the Fintech vertical in Australia.
In the episode we talk about building the right team, the value of bootstrapping, how to approach risk, how to stay ahead in a competitive market and the challenges of scaling a company.