James Fuller

Hnry Limited

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In 2017, James Fuller decided there had to be a better way for self-employed contractors, freelancers and sole traders to get paid. Having struggled himself with the hassle of tax and financial admin, he and his co-founder set about creating a product that would automate payments, taxes and compliance for gig workers.

In the early days, James worked evenings and weekends in and around his day job, playing every role across the business, from website design to marketing and product development, to build up the service ahead of having any sort of formal funding.

From a handful of spreadsheets, the Hnry platform has quickly grown to become Australasia's fastest-growing accounting firm, processing millions of dollars of transactions a day and attracting thousands of new customers each month. The business has averaged double-digit, month-on-month revenue growth ever since it was founded.

Hnry combines automated payment services, online accounting services and revolutionary software to release independent earners from the stress of financial admin. With a 40% referral rate and a world-class NPS score of more than 80, Hnry has quickly become the default choice for the region's self-employed individuals.

From a single, unpaid employee in May 2018, Hnry now currently employs a team of nearly 30 full-time staff based in New Zealand and Australia, growing a great culture and providing a diverse workplace where people are valued, included and genuinely excited to be a part of the journey.

Built to be used across multiple territories, the Hnry platform only took a few weeks of configuration to prepare for the Australian market. James is now looking at additional markets, including the UK, Canada and the US.