Privacy-focused payment startup Xiippy was the big winner from the River Rival pitch competition that closed out Brisbane’s Something Tech conference last week, taking out both the judge’s award for Best in Product and tying for the Best of the Best award with diabetes medicine subscription service Stripped Supply.
Xiipy is encouraging retail merchants to introduce paperless receipts and loyalty rewards programs without collecting large swathes of information about their customers.
Hamish Sadler CEO of Xiippy said it “feels great” to have his company recognised by a panel of judges.
“It was a real surprise to get two awards,” he said. “Thanks so much to ACS and River City Labs for putting on this event and giving me this opportunity.