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Lakeba builds tomorrow’s businesses. Watch here and you’ll see our ventures launching to make the most of opportunities created in Open Banking, 5G’s IoT, A.I., Quantum Computing; amongst other exciting developments.


Lakeba is evolving. We are a fully pledge tech wonder who is engineering future technologies that accelerate businesses towards a better tomorrow.

2024 - February

DoxAI (a Venture of Lakeba) Collaborates with Perpetual Corporate Trust and Microsoft

Global software giant Microsoft has joined forces with DoxAI, a venture of Australia’s Lakeba Group, and Perpetual Limited (ASX:PPT) to provide financial services companies with access to cutting-edge technology that can help them grow and evolve.

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2023 - December

Lakeba wins Business Excellence Award

Global venture studio Lakeba Group has been awarded the Business Excellence Award at the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Australia (ICCIAUS) awards, celebrating its commitment to innovation and excellence in the Australian business landscape.

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2023 - November

Australian-based technology venture studio, Lakeba Group, has announced its partnership with Dubai-based AstroLabs as it expands its operations into the Middle East

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2023 - October

Internationally renowned marketing professional, Dr Mark Ritson, is joining the Board of Directors at Lakeba Group

Global venture studio Lakeba Group has secured global marketing expert Dr Mark Ritson for its Board of Directors. Ritson brings thirty years of experience as an entrepreneur, business school professor and consultant to the role.

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2023 - February

Bricklet announces industry-first partnership with AMP Bank to support first home buyers

In partnership with AMP Bank, Bricklet’s Homeowner platform enables buyers who don’t have a 20 per cent deposit, but have an appropriate income to service their loan, to purchase residential property as an owner-occupier. The home loan is provided by AMP Bank.

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2022 - October

Lakeba appoints new Group CFO Damon Fenner for its next phase of global growth

Lakeba Group has appointed Damon Fenner, former Chief Accounting Officer and Director of Finance & Operations at F45, as its new Group Chief Financial Officer.

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2022 - August

Bricklet Partners with Tavuni Capital Partners to Make Homes More Affordable with $100 Million Fund

Fractional property marketplace Bricklet has partnered with Tavuni Capital Partners a boutique Sydney-headquartered corporate advisory and funds management firm to create a $100 million impact fund to enable Australians to purchase their own home more affordably through Bricklet’s new program called Bricklet for Homeowners.

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2022 - May

Lakeba Group appoints Carmen Kalinowski-Weaver as its new Chief Marketing Officer

Kalinowski-Weaver steps up to the CMO role as a member of Lakeba’s Executive team reporting to CEO and Founder Giuseppe Porcelli. In her new role she will take responsibility for leading Lakeba’s Group wide marketing team’s strategy and delivery, across multi-channel customer acquisition, branding, CRM and lifecycle management.

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2021 - November

Bricklet secures $30M debt facility

An entity related to our real estate marketplace Bricklet has secured a $30M debt facility, supporting the expansion of property fragments available on Bricklet. This is game-changing for the industry, with the end-to-end digitisation of property investing now complete - opening the entire real estate market to fractional property transactions. To accelerate building out our capabilities, conversations regarding the next seed round have already commenced.

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2021 - October

Lakeba puts roots down in US soil

Lakeba now has a foothold in the US, establishing a headquarters in emerging technology hub Austin, TX. Our first major foray into the US market is being led by ezidox and Quixxi Security - two of our key fintech and cybersecurity initiatives. The unique changes we are witnessing in banking, financial services, retail and real estate create opportunities for Lakeba's market disrupting product suite on a global scale, as together we create Australia's next global tech success

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2021 - September

Oliver Trajcevski appointed as CIO

Lakeba is elated to announce a new addition to our already star-studded team. Oliver Trajcevski joins Lakeba as Chief Investment Officer, assisting our ventures with effective capital management. We are excited to see what our future together will bring. Oliver will also join Lakeba's board of

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2021 - August

Kreano goes live

Lakeba is proud to announce its newest venture - technology developer and enterprise marketplace, Kreano. Offering entrepreneurs, start-ups, scale-ups and growing enterprises a range of Apps, Mods and Cloud Hosting Services out of the box. Helping them scale and commercialise faster. After a soft launch in June, Kreano has already attained its SOC2 certification, expanded from 6 to 20 products and services, and onboarded its first major financial services

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2021 - July

Verimoto breaks revenue records

Verimoto has come out of the gates strong for the start to FY2022. June saw the venture complete the most inspections since inception and then this number was nearly eclipsed again in July. Following the 221% growth in FY2021, Verimoto has pencilled significant platform enhancements to further cement itself as the benchmark for asset and identity verification in Australia.

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2021 - June

Lakeba presents 3 ventures at Select USA Investment Summit

Lakeba’s ventures have occupied 3 of the 25 spots available for Aussie businesses at the Select USA Investment Summit this month. ezidox, Quixxi and Shelfie all presented at their virtual event booths to investors, government and prospective partners.

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2021 - May

Four new staff appointments supercharge the executive team

In the past month, Lakeba has secured some amazing new talent to help build for the future. Firstly acquiring former BNY Vice President, Adrian Vallino, as CEO for ezidox. Shortly followed by Head of Marketing Carmen Kalinowski-Weaver, Chief Business Development Officer Thomas Bender and Head of Sales Mark Hughes. All four join the leadership team at Lakeba. Expanding the international perspectives, growth precedence, energy and best practice of Lakeba, its ventures and partnerships.

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2021 - April

Lakeba Ranks in Financial Times’ Asia Pacific High Growth Companies for Second Year Running

Driven largely by its Fintech ventures, Lakeba has been included in the Financial Times’ 2021 list of High Growth Companies for the second consecutive year. We were also recognised among the top fastest growing as some ventures posted 170 per cent YoY growth.

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2021 - March

Lakeba launches Scale-Up Fund to eliminate growing pains for start-ups

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2021 - February

BRICKLET closes Series A capital raise

News Corp, REA Group and Ironfish join Lakeba, Mirvac, miHubb and Stockland as investors in BRICKLET. Since launch, BRICKLET has sold $15M worth of bricklets and is looking to use the funds to continue to scale its platform in Australia.

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2020 - November

Ezifin CIP named as finalist at the Australian FinTech Awards

Ezifin CIO shortlisted for Fintech CIO of the Year at Australia’s premier awards for the FinTech sector. In its 5th year, these awards celebrate the achievements of dynamic people and businesses. Recognising how they innovate and progress the sector in Australia.

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2020 - November

Lakeba and BRICKLET launch world's first Buy Now Pay Later fragmented property investments

The new BNPL offering allows Australians to purchase selected property fragments, or “bricklets”, on its platform at zero per cent interest.

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2020 - October

ezidox SOC 2 Type II

“In the era of Open Banking, being SOC 2 Type II and PCI DSS compliance bolsters our security credentials to handle sensitive data. These two rigorous compliance requirements are necessary to provide a reliable service to Australia’s biggest financial services providers. This qualifies us further in becoming an Open Banking service provider of choice, able to handle Australian’s personal information at scale,” says Telly Desillas at ezidox.

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2020 - September

Lakeba responds to Government's Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance Consultation Paper

Lakeba suggests creating a critical infrastructure standard for third party devices participating in the ecosystem. Supporting Australia’s transition towards a zero-trust model.

2020 - AUGUST

Lakeba invests in LÜM

“COVID-19 has accelerated the demise of the existing model, closing the doors to discoverability and profitability on artists the world over. Live music venues remain closed, limiting their potential of discovery and ability to connect with fans. With Lakeba, we aim to quickly scale our platform across operating systems and countries. We want to give this generation of artists and fans a new digital community based on human connection and reciprocity.” - Max Fergus. CEO and founder

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2020 - July

Lakeba discusses the impact of Open Banking

With Consumer Data Right going live in the banking sector on 1st July, Giuseppe Porcelli spoke with the media on its impact on the banking sector. “Consumers will finally be in control of their data,” he told The New Daily. “They will finally be the owner of what should already belong to them.”

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2020 - June

Verimoto launches its monthly second-hand asset financing index with Australian Broker

New second-hand asset financing index to help brokers determine where the demand is in the second-hand market. Helping them to understand the trends impacting the industry.

2020 - May

Verimoto expands into commercial asset verification

Verimoto's update automates the process of verifying credentials and asset condition, from finance business equipment to plant machinery, enabling brokers to provide even better service to their commercial customers.

2020 - May

SHELFIE completes Series A funding round

Singapore based technology venture capital firm tribe capital invests in SHELFIE, following its initial seed investment in 2017. The undisclosed raise will be used for SHELFIE’s worldwide expansion.

2020 - APRIL

Lakeba ranks in Financial Times' Asia Pacific High-Growth Companies

Lakeba ranked 2nd amongst Australian technology companies and qualified in the top 10% of all companies and sectors ranked across the Asia Pacific.

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2020 - APRIL

Lakeba invests in Appreci

“Financial services often overlook loyalty and engagement technologies. But we believe they will be central to how we will continue to deliver value to customers and further refine and personalise services. As we scale Appreci, we will be looking to include it into our FinTech ecosystem. This will enhance our ability to meet customer desires.” — Giuseppe Porcelli, CEO at Lakeba

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2020 - April

Lakeba bolsters its ranks with new board appointment and three-executive hires

“Lakeba Group is an exciting business that is rapidly commercialising technologies. I look forward to working with both the senior leadership team and business CEOs to provide the support required for their innovative initiatives to succeed on a global scale for years to come,” says new board member Gary Flowers.

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2020 - March

BRICKLET cracks almost $9M worth of fragmented property sales in first quarter

BRICKLET has stunning first quarter as investors take advantage of traditionally hard to access development projects. Eyes investment to scale the platform further.

2020 - March

ezidox offers its document curation services for free to Australia's small businesses

As COVID-19 hit, Lakeba Group supported ezidox in its efforts to help small businesses continue to operate remotely. The feedback was incredible: "I very much appreciate the offer. You’ve got a great product and we are really getting value from it." "Congratulations again for being true leaders in our industry." "That’s really nice to see you supporting so many small businesses. Very grateful."

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2020 - January

BRICKLET named as one of the six Proptech startups to watch by the AFR

Lakeba’s Proptech platform catches the eye of AFR reporter Larry Schlesinger as it continues to make waves in Australia’s property sector. Breaking down the barriers of investing in property.

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2019 - November

Giuseppe Porcelli included as a judge at AMP Amplify Ignite Competition for 2019

AMP Amplify Ignite brings academia, business and innovation together, offering PhD candidates the opportunity to pitch their research projects for the chance to win $5,000 to progress their work.

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2019 - October

Which-50 awards Verimoto with Best in Digital Commerce Award

Which-50's inaugural awards celebrate initiatives that make life fast, simple and easy for customers. Which is exactly what Verimoto does by connecting vendors, brokers and lenders through its mobile app for faster financing.

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2019 - September

ezidox recognised as Best Industry Service at the Australian Mortgage Awards

The leading independent awards event for the mortgage industry recognises excellence and highlights outstanding achievements of the businesses that operate within it. With ezidox taking top gong for Best Industry Service.

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2019 - September

BRICKLET launches

“It’s exciting to see a company like Lakeba Group utilise blockchain to set up what could possibly be a globally significant service from right here in Adelaide.” “Bricklet is another great opportunity to come out of the Global Blockchain Summit which was held in Adelaide in March this year and has worked closely with the Department of Trade, Tourism and Investment to bring this exciting service to South Australia.” — Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment David Ridgway

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2019 - September

Giuseppe Porcelli named a finalist in CEO Magazine's CEO of the Year Awards

CEO Magazine’s judges select Lakeba’s CEO as one of only 10 finalists for CEO of the Year, each a paragon of excellence in leadership.

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2019 - August

Lakeba included in the top 10 most innovative technologies companies in AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies List

A panel of experts assembled by The AFR and Inventium acknowledged Lakeba’s Verimoto as one of the most innovative businesses in the technology category.

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2019 - July

Lakeba Group aquires Titlexchange

“This acquisition makes perfect sense in terms of what the mortgage sector needs. The industry is under stress – a clear front runner for automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Not to supplant people, but to free brokers and others from work made for computers to process,” says Giuseppe Porcelli, group chief executive officer of Lakeba.

2019 - April

Lakeba selected by the Australian Government as one of only 30 companies to represent Australia at Mission Consensus 2019

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science funds Australian businesses to attend the Consensus blockchain conference, as part of an Austrade mission to New York.

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2019 - JANUARY

Lakeba wins two awards at the 9th India Digital Awards for Best Enterprise Product or Service and Best Technology Retail at the IAMAI India Digital Awards

Lakeba’s Quixxi Security wins awards for Best Enterprise Product or Service and Best Technology Retail.

2018 - November

Lakeba sells Paid By Coins for $20M

“Lakeba built, deployed and exited the Paid By Coins business in less than seven months, achieving what few startups have before them. This accelerated acquisition timeline demonstrates the rigour and depth of Australian innovation and sets a new benchmark for the rapid commercialisation and sale of market-relevant, high demand emerging technology solutions,” said Giuseppe Porcelli, CEO at Lakeba Group.

2018 - November

Lakeba launches Verimoto

“Verimoto has made the whole process of managing our partners so much easier providing the tools to simplify and streamline the asset identity and verification process. A report delivered within 30 minutes, once the inspection is processed, is a game-changer, we highly recommend Verimoto to anyone looking to improve efficiencies” — Luke Fisher, national manager PepperMoney

2018 - September

Piper Alderman adopts Paid By Coins for Cryptocurrency payments

“The missing component for our customers was the facility of a robust, proven gateway to simplify the payment process for clients remitting in cryptocurrency. The Paid By Coins gateway, offers a ready-made and proven solution, with the benefit, simplicity and familiarity of the well-known BPay platform,” said a partner at Piper Alderman.

2018 - August

Lodex appoints Lakeba to build BLOCKLOAN

“Our decision to partner with the Lakeba Group calls on their expertise and proven delivery of commercialised blockchain solutions. The blockchain technology applied to BLOCKLOAN will catapult our market place from local to global, and allow anyone to leverage their crypto assets, ultimately driving future disruption in how credit is accessed globally,” said Michael Phillipou, BLOCKLOAN Co-Founder and Co-CEO.

2018 - May

Lakeba Launches ntick8 following successful pilot

Lakeba completes successful pilot of its blockchain validation technology across 100,000 existing pay slips and more than 1000 historical car and home loans in a major bank, with 100% of validation proved.

2018 - April

IOT Group joins forces with Lakeba

IOT Group executive director and founder, Sean Neylon, said: “Our commitment to the IOT Blockchain Advisory Service requires specialised groups to support the client base. IOT has engaged Lakeba to give it that firepower that interested parties require to deliver on their requirements.”

2018 - April

Macquarie University partners with Lakeba

Anne Cooper, associate dean, corporate engagement at Macquarie University, commented: “Partnerships with companies such as Lakeba are significant for our students and are a continuation of the active engagement Macquarie has established over the years with key industry sectors.

2018 - March

Lakeba launches Paid by Coins

The new Paid by Coins platform was created to let its users convert cryptocurrency to cash, either by paying BPAY bills with it or sending it directly to bank accounts

2018 - JANUARY

Lakeba wins IAMAI Best Mobile Security Product or Service Award at the IAMAI India Digital Awards

Lakeba’s Quixxi Security was recognised in the “Cybersecurity Awards” category which rewards innovative, relevant and useful cyber security products, companies and services across all digital platforms.

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2018 - JANUARY

Lakeba recognised as 50 Fastest Growing Startups to Watch by APAC Business

Lakeba’s unique business model that follows the entire innovation pathway from conception to commercialisation sees the company recognised as one to watch in 2018.

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2017 - October

Global investor Todd Ruppert joins Lakeba's board

Mr Ruppert said he was attracted by Lakeba’s potential as an industry disrupter and hailed the studio as a quiet achiever in the Australian innovation landscape. “Its rapid prototyping of diverse and highly scalable ideas with applications to numerous industries offers significant monetisation opportunities for the business, and the team has a proven track record of execution,” he said.

2017 - June

Deals for Sport Sold

An idea in January 2016, Deals for Sport was conceived, created & commercialised in 18 months. “This is another example of how our business model provides value to businesses, individuals, and the community. With our 24/7 development capabilities, we can conceive the solution, create MVP, test, launch and commercialise to quickly realise the value for the end users and for our investor businesses”.   — Giuseppe Porcelli, CEO at Lakeba Group

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2017 - June

NSW Innovation Minister Matt Kean visits Lakeba Group

“Manly is so well placed to take advantage of the tech revolution that is coming, it is one of the most liveable parts of Australia, it has got some of the smartest people, it is known for that entrepreneurial spirit, we have seen that here today, people turning their ideas into businesses that employ people, create growth and jobs in our economy.”

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2017 - January

NSW Innovation Minister Victor Dominello visits Lakeba Group

Lakeba Group merges with TechBeach to become the venture catalyst it is today. With NSW Minister of Innovation Victor Dominello saying it aligns perfectly with the state’s vision to make NSW a leader of innovation not just in Australia but on the world stage. “The Shelfie robot is an innovation developed by Australians that will revolutionise supermarkets’ ability to forecast stock requirements both in Australia and overseas retailers.” — Australian Retailers Association executive director Russell Zimmerman

2016 - April

The end of a six-month program with Customer Owned Banking Association developing innovations for the banking industry

The six-month journey for all the Customer Owned Banking Associations (COBA) members has come to an end. This exciting experience resulted in fantastic prototypes for the banking industry and a great way to bring a change in culture and collaboration.

2016 - March

Lakeba partners with Cronulla Sharks

“This is really exciting for our Club and an initiative we are very proud to have committed to.” “To be one of the first sporting Club’s in Australia to officially partner with an innovation leader puts us in incredibly exciting territory. “ — Cronulla Sharks GM – Strategy and Business Development, Jonathan Prosser

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2016 - January

Deals For Sport Conceived

A new, simpler and more effective fundraising platform is conceived to help the hundreds of thousands of clubs across the country raise funds through their supporter networks.

2015 - December

ezidox named as Most Innovative Productivity Solution at Citi Mobile Challenge Asia Pacific Awards

Within its first year of operation, ezidox is identified as one of the most innovative productivity tools. Helping mortgage brokers or direct lenders eliminate the paper chase.

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2015 - June

360Dgrees was founded

Lakeba Group explores the possibilities of virtual reality with its new business 360Dgrees. Creating an immersive interactive platform using standard and 360 degree video content.

2015 - June

Lakeba Group merges with TechBeach

Lakeba Group merges with TechBeach to become the venture catalyst it is today. With NSW Minister of Innovation Victor Dominello saying it aligns perfectly with the state’s vision to make NSW a leader of innovation not just in Australia but on the world stage.

2015 - May

Quixxi makes the Anthill's SMART 100 Index

The SMART 100 Index ranks Australia's 100 most innovative companies, with Quixxi making the list for its ability to help mobile app developers decrease time to market while increasing security of mobile apps.

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2015 - January

Lakeba Tomorrow investigates Google Glass

Lakeba works with Google Glass and develops software that will let rangers crosscheck car registration plates with the council’s database to check if a car is parked in an area where it is authorised to park.

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2014 - September

Ezidox launches

“Document collection is a nightmare for almost all companies and all industries around the world.” “Ezidox is the only business that I have seen that really has a true end-to-end customer intermediary through to the end product manufacturer solution.” — Steve Weston

2014 - March

Quixxi Security joins Lakeba

Quixxi joins Lakeba Group, launching a range of products including a security framework that prevents hacking on mobile devices.

2013 - August

The foundation of Lakeba Group

Trading in its inner-city digs in Naples, Italy for TechBeach in Manly, Sydney, Lakeba Group aimed to create 90 local jobs in three years, focused on technology. "If you combine Silicon Valley with the best place to live in the world, you get TechBeach” — NSW Treasurer and Manly MP, Mike Baird