About

The world’s most flexible payments platform, Assembly is an end to end payments platform built to address the frustration, complexity and limitations of existing payment solutions.

Designed for marketplaces, platforms and financial institutions, Assembly enables extraordinary experiences and unlocks new business value both online and in-store, while removing the headaches of fraud, security, compliance and customer service.

Backstory

The creaky old payments systems have not kept up with the way people do business online, on mobile or in-store. So we fixed it.

Assembly has a mission to enable businesses to create extraordinary customer experiences and unlock new business models with payments. Since our launch in 2014, we’ve become one of Australia’s fastest growing fintech companies with innovative payment solutions for marketplaces, platforms and financial institutions.

We’ve achieved this by systematically removing the barriers and complexities of old payments systems, while empowering businesses by building the solutions they – and their customers – need.

Headquartered in Melbourne, Assembly now has offices across Sydney, Manilla and St Louis. With over 125 employees worldwide, Assembly helps more than 100 leading marketplaces, platforms and financial institutions innovate with payments.

FOUNDERS

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Simon Lee

CEO, Co-Founder

As CEO, Simon drives finance, operations and sales, and his strategic leadership has propelled Assembly into becoming a truly game-changing platform in the world of online payments. Previously, Simon led large-scale technological transformation projects in Australia, the UK, France and the USA for global financial institutions, such as AXA, EBS, Skandia and National Australia Bank.

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Darren McMurtrie

CXO, Co-Founder

As CXO, Darren guides design, marketing and customer success, ensuring Assembly remains indispensable in creating attractive and frictionless payments experiences for online platforms. Previously, Darren led design, branding and user experience initiatives in Australia, the UK and Southeast Asia for global organizations, such as Standard Chartered Bank, AOL, Tesco, Nokia Siemens Network and ANZ Bank.

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Simon Jones

CTO, Co-Founder

As CTO, Simon heads-up technology, engineering and security, and leads the development and constant improvement of Assembly’s ultra-fast, highly-secure payments engine. With Bachelor of Computing and MBA qualifications, Simon previously led large-scale technology projects for Telstra, Ericsson, NEC, Fujitsu and GKN Aerospace.

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Victor Zheng

Head of Banking, Co-Founder

As co-founder and Head of Banking, Victor Zheng overseas the strategic direction, development and product management of payment products and solutions for Assembly’s banking segment. Previously, Victor has been the Head of Payments and Head of Transaction Banking & Deposits at Westpac Bank along with various other roles across the Westpac Banking Group. Victor has a Bachelor in Information Systems UNSW and an MBA from MGSM.

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Board

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Simon Lee

CEO & Cofounder, Assembly
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Andrew Walsh

Chairman, Assembly
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Simon Cant

Managing Director, Reinventure
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Tim Stern

General Partner, Cultivation Capital
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Paul Naphtali

Managing Partner, Rampersand
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Harry Wendt

Non Executive Director
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Investors

Mark Harbottle
Sixthirty
Kima Ventures
Rampersand
Cultivation
Reinventure
Carsales