About Us

Earlytrade’s mission is to become the largest provider of cash flow to the construction sector globally.

Our Story

Earlytrade started in 2018 by running dynamic discounting programs for large companies and their supply chains in Australia and New Zealand.

Technology entrepreneur, Guy Saxelby, teamed up with COO, Piers Symons, who was leading advanced data analytics at the ASX, to found the next generation of dynamic discounting models.

And so, Earlytrade was born. An intuitive software platform that seamlessly turns receivables into on-demand liquidity and payables into investment.

During the COVID lockdown years, the states of VIC and NSW shutdown their construction sectors and because of this there was an exponential demand for liquidity from companies operating in this sector.

The team at Earlytrade worked day and night to customise the platform to be effective at scale in the construction sector. Now the sector is the largest user of early payments in the Asia Pacific.

Today, Earlytrade’s network has grown to 100,000+ business users, with over $2 billion paid early.

Where traditional banks and non-banks have drastically pulled back, Earlytrade has changed the game for all companies supplying and operating in the construction industry.

How we’re doing it
On-demand liquidity

Facilitate on-demand access to liquidity for your supply chain

Dynamic price setting

Leverage an actively managed early settlement system

Seamless operations

Control cash flow while improving transparency and efficiency

Meet The Team
Guy Saxelby
CEO & Co-founder

Guy is the chief executive at Earlytrade and founded the company in 2018. An accomplished tech entrepreneur and company director, Guy has a record of successfully scaling disruptors in the UK & Europe including digital challenger bank Monese, now backed by PayPal, and The Exchange Lab which was acquired by WPP, the world’s largest media investment group.

Piers Symons
COO & Co-founder

Piers oversees product, markets and operations. Prior to co-founding Earlytrade, Piers led the data analytics strategy for the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), as well as consulting as a digital Product Manager for nabtrade with a focus on investment research and data insights.

David Saxelby

David is one of Australia’s most senior and experienced leaders in the construction, transport and infrastructure sectors. David served as the CEO of Construction and Infrastructure Australia for Lendlease and was a member of the firm’s Global Leadership Team, before which he was CEO of Thiess and employed by the Leighton Group (now CIMIC) for over 18 years. He also served as the president of the Australian Constructors Association.

Murray Coleman, OAM
Non-Executive Director

Murray is one of Australia’s most senior construction leaders, he is Head of Development Projects at Macquarie Capital. Prior to joining Macquarie Capital in 2017, Mr Coleman was with Lendlease for 30 years, working in several senior roles across the business in Australia and internationally. He held roles as Global CEO Bovis Lend Lease, Global Head of Health and Safety, and Global Group Head of Operational Risk, as well as running the Australian, Asia Pacific, and UK construction businesses at various times.

Teddy Himler
Non-Executive Director

Teddy is Global Investment Partner leading Antler’s Elevate Fund. Previously a Vice President at SoftBank in the Bay Area, Jakarta and New York, and Principal at Comcast Ventures. Teddy started his career in Technology Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs in San Francisco. B.A. from Harvard University.

Our Vision

To become the largest provider of cash flow to the construction sector globally

Our technology is redefining how businesses operate. It’s more than just on-demand liquidity, it’s the building blocks of a strong, risk-free supply chain

– Guy Saxelby, CEO & Co-founder

In the construction sector the saying “Cash is King” rings truer than in any other industry. We see a world where contractors can operate with confidence, reducing dependence on other businesses in their supply chain. 

We’re committed to improving trading relationships between contractors and suppliers, creating new value-share that drives growth, jobs and innovation.

Our Values
Trust and collaboration
We are always greater than the sum of our individual parts.
Be direct
Prioritise open and direct feedback so that all voices influence Earlytrade’s trajectory.
Think differently
Actively working to identify and push against the status quo.
Be a pilot not a passenger
Set your own goals and run hard at them together.
Join Our Team

We’re on the look-out for people who act ethically, and think differently.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse team. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous candidates from all states and cities, and we will take proactive steps to support compelling talent.

We’re currently hiring for:
Marketing Graduate
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We are seeking energetic and ambitious graduates to join our fast-paced and rapidly growing organisation. In this position, you will be part of a team and collaborate with business stakeholders while working on a variety of exciting and challenging marketing projects.

Furthermore, you will be involved in activities that will help you build your resume and develop stronger communication, time management, and organisational skills. If you’re ready to kickstart your career and build real-world experience, this is the role for you!


  • Develop and execute marketing campaigns
  • Create reports on marketing performance
  • Develop and implement the EDM plan/schedule
  • Write compelling content in line with the brand’s voice for email campaigns
  • Assist with the creating, planning, and scheduling of social media posts
  • Work with internal stakeholders, the management team, and external creatives including copywriters, designers and videographers to create new campaigns/content and improve on existing content
  • Manage and plan events for the company, including marketing promotional events


Product Analyst
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Do you like the idea of building products that help Australian & New Zealand businesses every day? Earlytrade’s Product team is hiring, and we’re looking for a self-motivated individual who is keen on developing a career in product and business strategy. Our team is lean and laser focused, constantly delivering outcomes to all our stakeholders.


Reporting directly to the COO, you will be working on all aspects of product analysis (or product management) such as:

  • Market analysis and feature benchmarking for new product developments
  • Deep dive analysis of new and emerging technologies to support our product expansion and business growth
  • Engaging with user groups and our voice of the customer function to determine user needs
  • Creating financial projections and scenarios for new product initiatives in conjunction with finance
  • Designing and analysing performance metrics to ensure our products exceed our customers needs


You will get exposure to all senior stakeholders within the business, and you will be helping develop new and emerging strategies for how we shape the future. This role will suit someone with a good blend of quantitative, analytical, communication and time management skills.


To be successful in the role you should have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Information Systems or other complimentary field
  • 2-4 years of business or product analyst experience ideal
  • Experience in a SaaS, Construction Tech, and/or FinTech is a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Excel & GSuite skills
  • A reasonable command of SQL
  • An inquisitive mind and a hunger to learn



  • 120-150k + Super based on experience
  • Performance-based ESOP participation
Lifecycle Growth Marketer
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We’re looking for a lifecycle growth marketer who wants to create work that has a massive positive impact on the economy. You’ll play a critical role in shaping the way lifecycle comms are deployed to support our flagship early payment product.

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The best people means we want all people

As we actively work to identify and push against the status quo and homogeneity of the tech sector, we are relaxing and removing unnecessary restrictions on leave, work location and travel to ensure our inclusivity delivers diversity in the Earlytrade team.

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