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Reimagining the customer and employee experience with data and AI.

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We build, buy, and invest in startups that would benefit from connections to Australia’s leading bank, and could improve the lives of its 15 million customers.

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We're made to scale. To move and grow, learn and thrive.

We’re human. Real people, getting stuck in and doing the work. We come together as a team to drive and deliver new ideas, capability, and innovations that'll help shape the bank of the future.

Discover how you can scale your impact as a part of our venture or core teams.

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Our portfolio comprises:

Built & owned ventures

Wholly-owned startups we have either built and launched, or acquired.

Early-stage investments

Pre-Series B startups with a clear benefit to CommBank, and that demonstrate readiness for strategic partnership commitments, e.g. distribution access.

Xccelerate investments

Pre-Series A startups with a minimum viable product (MVP) and potential pathway to partnership with CommBank in the future.

Our ventures

We're helping CommBank reimagine what it means to be a bank, with products and services that improve people's lives in the moments that matter.

Built and owned

Home

Home-in

Home-in

Home-in

Home-in

Home-in

Home-in

Home-in

Home-in

Home-in

Home-in

Home-in

Home-in

Home-in simplifies the complex process of buying a home. It helps buyers navigate the home buying journey and reach settlement with certainty.

Home-in simplifies the complex process of buying a home. It helps buyers navigate the home buying journey and reach settlement with certainty.

Home-in

2020

Home

Home-in

Home-in

Home-in

Home-in

Home-in

Home-in

Home-in

Home-in

Home-in

Home-in

Home-in

Home-in

Home-in simplifies the complex process of buying a home. It helps buyers navigate the home buying journey and reach settlement with certainty.

Home-in simplifies the complex process of buying a home. It helps buyers navigate the home buying journey and reach settlement with certainty.

Everyday

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy helps Australians to access, understand and protect their credit reputation.

Credit Savvy helps Australians to access, understand and protect their credit reputation.

Credit Savvy

2020

Everyday

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy

Credit Savvy helps Australians to access, understand and protect their credit reputation.

Credit Savvy helps Australians to access, understand and protect their credit reputation.

Business

Doshii

Doshii

Doshii

Doshii

Doshii

Doshii

Doshii

Doshii

Doshii

Doshii

Doshii

Doshii

Doshii gets hospitality apps talking to a venue’s POS (point of sale platform), helping business owners spend less of their time on tech, and more on customers.

Doshii gets hospitality apps talking to a venue’s POS (point of sale platform), helping business owners spend less of their time on tech, and more on customers.

Doshii

2021

Business

Doshii

Doshii

Doshii

Doshii

Doshii

Doshii

Doshii

Doshii

Doshii

Doshii

Doshii

Doshii

Doshii gets hospitality apps talking to a venue’s POS (point of sale platform), helping business owners spend less of their time on tech, and more on customers.

Doshii gets hospitality apps talking to a venue’s POS (point of sale platform), helping business owners spend less of their time on tech, and more on customers.

Home

Unloan

Unloan

Unloan

Unloan

Unloan

Unloan

Unloan

Unloan

Unloan

Unloan

Unloan

Unloan

Unloan is a new kind of home loan with one great rate, 10-minute application time, and a discount that gets better and better.

Unloan is a new kind of home loan with one great rate, 10-minute application time, and a discount that gets better and better.

Unloan

2022

Home

Unloan

Unloan

Unloan

Unloan

Unloan

Unloan

Unloan

Unloan

Unloan

Unloan

Unloan

Unloan

Unloan is a new kind of home loan with one great rate, 10-minute application time, and a discount that gets better and better.

Unloan is a new kind of home loan with one great rate, 10-minute application time, and a discount that gets better and better.

Everyday

Kit

Kit

Kit

Kit

Kit

Kit

Kit

Kit

Kit

Kit

Kit

Kit

Kit is an earning-and-learning, mindfully-spending, money-mastering pocket money app and prepaid card, helping improve the financial capability of young people in Australia.

Kit is an earning-and-learning, mindfully-spending, money-mastering pocket money app and prepaid card, helping improve the financial capability of young people in Australia.

Kit

2022

Everyday

Kit

Kit

Kit

Kit

Kit

Kit

Kit

Kit

Kit

Kit

Kit

Kit

Kit is an earning-and-learning, mindfully-spending, money-mastering pocket money app and prepaid card, helping improve the financial capability of young people in Australia.

Kit is an earning-and-learning, mindfully-spending, money-mastering pocket money app and prepaid card, helping improve the financial capability of young people in Australia.

Business

Waddle

Waddle

Waddle

Waddle

Waddle

Waddle

Waddle

Waddle

Waddle

Waddle

Waddle

Waddle

Waddle’s invoice lending platform powers CommBank's Stream Working Capital product, enabling small business owners to unlock cash tied up in unpaid invoices.

Waddle’s invoice lending platform powers CommBank's Stream Working Capital product, enabling small business owners to unlock cash tied up in unpaid invoices.

Waddle

2023

Business

Waddle

Waddle

Waddle

Waddle

Waddle

Waddle

Waddle

Waddle

Waddle

Waddle

Waddle

Waddle

Waddle’s invoice lending platform powers CommBank's Stream Working Capital product, enabling small business owners to unlock cash tied up in unpaid invoices.

Waddle’s invoice lending platform powers CommBank's Stream Working Capital product, enabling small business owners to unlock cash tied up in unpaid invoices.

Everyday

Truyu

Truyu

Truyu

Truyu

Truyu

Truyu

Truyu

Truyu

Truyu

Truyu

Truyu

Truyu

Truyu is a digital identity protection tool that alerts consumers the moment their identity is being used – or misused – online at major merchants across Australia, as well as when their credentials have been exposed in a data breach. Currently in pilot with early customers.

Truyu is a digital identity protection tool that alerts consumers the moment their identity is being used – or misused – online at major merchants across Australia, as well as when their credentials have been exposed in a data breach. Currently in pilot with early customers.

Truyu

2024 (In pilot)

Everyday

Truyu

Truyu

Truyu

Truyu

Truyu

Truyu

Truyu

Truyu

Truyu

Truyu

Truyu

Truyu

Truyu is a digital identity protection tool that alerts consumers the moment their identity is being used – or misused – online at major merchants across Australia, as well as when their credentials have been exposed in a data breach. Currently in pilot with early customers.

Truyu is a digital identity protection tool that alerts consumers the moment their identity is being used – or misused – online at major merchants across Australia, as well as when their credentials have been exposed in a data breach. Currently in pilot with early customers.

Early-stage investments

Everyday

Payble

Payble

Payble

Payble

Payble

Payble

Payble

Payble

Payble

Payble

Payble

Payble

Payble is a citizen-centric revenue optimisation platform, helping governments improve both revenue outcomes and citizen payment experiences.

Payble is a citizen-centric revenue optimisation platform, helping governments improve both revenue outcomes and citizen payment experiences.

Payble

2021

Everyday

Payble

Payble

Payble

Payble

Payble

Payble

Payble

Payble

Payble

Payble

Payble

Payble

Payble is a citizen-centric revenue optimisation platform, helping governments improve both revenue outcomes and citizen payment experiences.

Payble is a citizen-centric revenue optimisation platform, helping governments improve both revenue outcomes and citizen payment experiences.

Xccelerate investments

Home

OwnHome

OwnHome

OwnHome

OwnHome

OwnHome

OwnHome

OwnHome

OwnHome

OwnHome

OwnHome

OwnHome

OwnHome

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Saving for a deposit is one of the main barriers for potential home buyers. OwnHome is a new pathway to homeownership, without the high upfront costs.

Saving for a deposit is one of the main barriers for potential home buyers. OwnHome is a new pathway to homeownership, without the high upfront costs.

OwnHome

2020

Home

OwnHome

OwnHome

OwnHome

OwnHome

OwnHome

OwnHome

OwnHome

OwnHome

OwnHome

OwnHome

OwnHome

OwnHome

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Saving for a deposit is one of the main barriers for potential home buyers. OwnHome is a new pathway to homeownership, without the high upfront costs.

Saving for a deposit is one of the main barriers for potential home buyers. OwnHome is a new pathway to homeownership, without the high upfront costs.

Business

Splashup

Splashup

Splashup

Splashup

Splashup

Splashup

Splashup

Splashup

Splashup

Splashup

Splashup

Splashup

Splashup is an AI-driven partnerships platform, building a network of eCommerce merchants with post-transaction discovery experiences for high-intent shoppers.

Splashup is an AI-driven partnerships platform, building a network of eCommerce merchants with post-transaction discovery experiences for high-intent shoppers.

Splashup

2021

Business

Splashup

Splashup

Splashup

Splashup

Splashup

Splashup

Splashup

Splashup

Splashup

Splashup

Splashup

Splashup

Splashup is an AI-driven partnerships platform, building a network of eCommerce merchants with post-transaction discovery experiences for high-intent shoppers.

Splashup is an AI-driven partnerships platform, building a network of eCommerce merchants with post-transaction discovery experiences for high-intent shoppers.

Business

Paytron

Paytron

Paytron

Paytron

Paytron

Paytron

Paytron

Paytron

Paytron

Paytron

Paytron

Paytron

Paytron is a payment automation and spend management platform, simplifying the way finance teams manage transactions without a single line of code.

Paytron is a payment automation and spend management platform, simplifying the way finance teams manage transactions without a single line of code.

Paytron

2022

Business

Paytron

Paytron

Paytron

Paytron

Paytron

Paytron

Paytron

Paytron

Paytron

Paytron

Paytron

Paytron

Paytron is a payment automation and spend management platform, simplifying the way finance teams manage transactions without a single line of code.

Paytron is a payment automation and spend management platform, simplifying the way finance teams manage transactions without a single line of code.

Business

Pairtree

Pairtree

Pairtree

Pairtree

Pairtree

Pairtree

Pairtree

Pairtree

Pairtree

Pairtree

Pairtree

Pairtree

Pairtree reduces complexity for farmers by centralising 100+ sources of agricultural data into a single platform.

Pairtree reduces complexity for farmers by centralising 100+ sources of agricultural data into a single platform.

Pairtree

2023

Business

Pairtree

Pairtree

Pairtree

Pairtree

Pairtree

Pairtree

Pairtree

Pairtree

Pairtree

Pairtree

Pairtree

Pairtree

Pairtree reduces complexity for farmers by centralising 100+ sources of agricultural data into a single platform.

Pairtree reduces complexity for farmers by centralising 100+ sources of agricultural data into a single platform.

We exist in the space between corporate and startup.

It's a place full of opportunity, tension, and potential. Where strategic alignment is critical and operational autonomy is intentional.

We share CommBank's purpose - to build a brighter future for all – and build, buy and invest in digital ventures we believe could benefit its 15 million customers and beyond.

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The Space

A place to explore our model and methods, go behind-the-scenes of our ventures, and get to know the humans within x15. These are our stories from The Space Between.

Between

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Media

CBA beats government to start-up opportunity from data breach scandals

Paul Smith

6/5/2024

www.mi-3.com.au

Mi3 hero image Toby Norton-Smith

Media

Fewer, bigger bets: CommBank’s x15ventures doubles down on scaling winners

Nadia Cameron

6/12/2023

9now.nine.com.au

Media

Next generation could be better at handling money, new data suggests

Tom Livingstone

1/5/2023

www.afr.com

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Why CBA hired more grads in tech than banking

Tess Bennett

23/3/2023

www.itnews.com.au

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CBA remains focused on digital

Kate Weber

15/2/2023

www.smartcompany.com.au

Media

Doshii, Uber and CommBank walk into a bar… to fix messy ordering systems

Tegan Jones

20/1/2023

www.smartcompany.com.au

Media

How Paytron automated payments to become one of Australia’s fastest growing startups

Pin Payments

12/12/2022

tieronepeople.com

Media

x15 and Paytron: challenges associated with working with major banks on innovation agendas

Dexter Cousins

25/10/2022

www.sub11.com.au

Media

Yish Koh speaks about her personal journey to Kit on Sub11

Chris Titley

11/10/2022

www.startupdaily.net

Media

Sydney fintech Paytron has won the Xccelerate 2022 run by the Commonwealth Bank’s x15ventures, l...

Simon Thomsen

30/9/2022

www.linkedin.com

Media

:Different named one of LinkedIn’s Top Startups 2022

LinkedIn News Australia

28/9/2022

www.startupdaily.net

Media

Here are the 4 startups CBA’s x15ventures is looking at backing

Simon Thomsen

27/9/2022

tieronepeople.com

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Kit’s Yish Koh on teaching Kids about money

Joanne Cousins

20/6/2022

www.itnews.com.au

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x15ventures switches focus from build to benefits

Kate Weber

9/6/2022

www.afr.com

Media

CBA backs ‘live now, buy later’ start-up that will ditch home deposits

Paul Smith

3/2/2022

www.itnews.com.au

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CBA's x15 launches deal finder app Cheddar

Kate Weber

16/11/2021

www.afr.com

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How CBA start-up plans to ward off threat from big tech

Paul Smith

26/10/2021

www.commbank.com.au

Media

A career in STEM can be for anyone

CBA

15/10/2021

www.mi-3.com.au

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'We’re just getting started', says CommBank's x15ventures' chief

Brendan Coyne

13/10/2021

www.commbank.com.au

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CBA’s x15 invests in property disruptor

CBA

22/9/2021

www.itnews.com.au

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CBA's x15ventures invests $150k in Splashup

Kate Weber

8/8/2021

www.commbank.com.au

Media

x15ventures reimagines its Xccelerate21 Community Day

CBA

6/8/2021

www.commbank.com.au

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Culture

x15ventures engineer appointed as latest Distinguished Engineer

CBA

4/8/2021

www.commbank.com.au

Media

Xccelerating the future of retail

CBA

1/7/2021

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Media

OwnHome close $3.6m pre-seed round

Annabel Action

23/6/2021

www.startupdaily.net

Media

x15ventures is looking for retail innovation startups for its next accelerator program

Simon Thomsen

21/6/2021

www.itnews.com.au

Media

x15ventures-owned Doshii hires up

Kate Weber

24/5/2021

www.xero.com

Media

Vonto: Easy business insights

Nick Houldsworth

30/4/2021

www.commbank.com.au

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Culture

Making the jump from corporate to startup

Louise Proctor

28/4/2021

www.afr.com

Media

CBA creates ‘xStack’ platform to sell to others

James Eyers

27/4/2021

www.itnews.com.au

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CBA's x15ventures invests $1 million in Payble

Kate Weber

12/4/2021

tieronepeople.com

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Culture

Taking a different approach to CVC – Toby on Fintech Chatter

Joanne Cousins

28/1/2021

www.itnews.com.au

Media

CBA's x15ventures appoints two fintech specialists

Luke Badawy

27/1/2021

www.commbank.com.au

Media

x15ventures marks one year with acquisition of Doshii

Luke Badawy

28/1/2021

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