Akahu maintains deeply functional data integrations with NZ banks and other financial institutions. We bundle those integrations into a simple API for developers.
We originally built this open finance infrastructure in 2017 for our own product. Then in December 2020, we announced an investment from Red Bird Ventures - the venture arm of Westpac New Zealand. At the same time, we made Akahu available to external developers.
Akahu supports the development of Consumer Data Rights in New Zealand, and we intend to evolve our integrations into that purpose-built regulatory regime as it rolls out and matures.
We’re always searching for people who want to lead the development of open finance in New Zealand.
If you're a software engineer, designer, or security engineer with a passion for giving consumers control of their data, check out our careers page for open roles.
Founded by Ben Lynch in 2020 and premised upon a "100-year horizon", 2120 is a venture studio company that creates and invests in ambitious ideas that have the potential to produce significant long-term value for Aotearoa New Zealand.
Red Bird Ventures is the venture arm of Westpac New Zealand, with capital to invest in strategically aligned fintech and adjacent businesses. Red Bird Ventures invests in ideas that can benefit from a long-term strategic partnership with a major New Zealand bank.
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