Enhancing lives, communities and the environment.

Delivering the next generation of transport ticketing for the future of travel

Supporting enriched transport experiences

The future of travel is connected, on demand and accessible. Operators need the agility to respond to the evolving expectations of users, and the systems to support greener, more efficient ways of travelling. 

Launched in 2023, tikpay is on a mission to remove friction for mobility payments, delivering a solution that responsibly connects people to communities and opens access to more sustainable ways to travel.

tikpay is revolutionary, but we’ve already got a track record for proving that ‘there’s a better way

We are ambitious and experienced problem solvers, forever looking beyond the edge of the box to create smarter, simpler, and ever-evolving technology. Our vision for tikpay is a solution that better supports the future of travel for both users and operators.

Our team

Michael Walters

Founder & CEO

A globally recognised payments innovator, Michael has already pioneered the development of numerous world-leading payment technologies and products, including littlepay where he successfully developed the first open-loop Model 2 PAYG payment gateway that was deployed from mid-2017 by multiple UK transport operators. He has co-founded three fintechs and played significant sales, strategy and advisory roles within financial and paytech organisations. A proven visionary in payment technology, Michael is continually seeking smarter ways to address industry challenges. 

Favourite artist: Chet Faker 

When I am not working I am: being an inquisitive foodie (humble-brag but I make the best laksa), supporting / diving into whatever my kids are in to (combat robotics, speed cubing, mountain biking, lacrosse, etc) and just about continually trying to solve (irritating) real-world problems.

Belinda Ralston

Chief Product Officer

A multi-talented software engineer turned product manager, Belinda has over 15 years experience working with small B2B businesses building SaaS products. Belinda’s entrepreneurial and strategic vision has seen her lead SaaS product teams, define development direction and launch new tech to market across numerous industry-leading platforms. She was a foundation employee of HROnboard as Head of Product and part of the executive leadership team, taking the cloud-based employee on-boarding software from concept through go-to-market phase to its current position as a recognised leader in HR technology solutions; with 250+ enterprise customers within Australia & New Zealand. 

Favourite artist: Michael Bublé

When I am not working I am: Spending time with my young family … which doesn't leave much time for anything else, and catching up with family and friends.

Simon O'Connor

Chief Technology Officer

Simon has over 20 years experience working with software engineers and product managers in Australia, the USA and Asia to build solutions that achieve the product vision. That experience has seen him work across all aspects of software, business processes and Information Management within marketing, data and other departments within large scale companies. He knows his way around platform back-ends and database designs, with multiple coding languages in his toolkit. Simon has played critical roles in building B2B SaaS products from the ground up, as well as securing personally identifiable data so that it exceeds industry standards.

Favourite artist :  HAEVN

When I am not working I am : Busy doing renovations (and I even usually almost finish them!), going for a bush walk and listening to music almost all the time.

Yona Takac

Head of Commercial

An experienced startup operator, Yona has worked across sales and strategy at various innovative early-stage business in Melbourne, Tel Aviv, and New York. He most recently spent 3+ years at payments start-up Airwallex helping to build a high-performance API sales motion focused on enterprise and strategic clients. Yona employs a highly consultative and collaborative solution-selling approach that enables him to build strong relationships with his clients and help them solve challenging business problems. His passion is to work with high-performance teams at fast-paced and disruptive technology companies which is what draw him to tikpay! 

Favourite artist: Talking Heads

When I am not working I am: Listening and playing music, shooting hoops (poorly) with friends, heading to the cinema on $10 Mondays, and playing online chess.

Shreya Basu

Commercial Associate

With a foundation in customer service and supply chain management roles, Shreya has managed client portfolios, fostered strong relationships and collaborated on strategies for growth and improvement. Shreya has a keen interest in creating content that makes an impact.

Favourite artist: Beyonce 

When I am not working I am: Planning my next travels, scrolling on TikTok for an absurd amount of time and trying to make pilates my entire personality.

Ben Reynolds

Lead Developer

An experienced senior developer and architect, Ben’s knowledge of a wide range of technologies covers design to UI/UX to back-end to database. He’s put those skills to work across multiple platforms, leading the development of complex software systems.

Favourite artist: Röyksopp 

When I am not working I am: Into fitness, with goals of becoming Olympic Lifting state champion in my division, photography across most genres and patting dogs at the dog park, with secret and unrealistic plans of stealing one.

Prafulla Tandel

Senior Developer

Prafulla is a highly experienced software engineer. Being a technically skilled .NET developer, he has a depth of knowledge across designing, developing, testing and implementing digital platforms and web applications.

Favourite artist: Eric Clapton 

When I am not working I am: Reading about new technologies, spending time with my family and playing badminton and squash.

Suharsha Wickramasinghe

Senior Developer

An experienced software engineer with a passion for crafting efficient and scalable results, Suharsha specialises in Java, C# and Javascript frameworks and designing architectures in cloud platforms such as AWS.

Favourite artist: Bruno Mars 

When I am not working I am: Watching TV shows/movies, researching tech stuff and being an F1 Champion (go-karting).

Arvind Kaur

Senior Developer

Arvind has over 10 years of experience managing and creating high-performing software engineering teams. Her expertise includes API design, Agile methodologies, Scrum and Kanban, UI design and more.

Favourite artist: Adele 

When I am not working I am: Learning new recipes, trying to play a high note on the piano and enjoying hide & seek with my amazing 5 kids - 2 cats, 2 dogs and 1 human child (in that particular order).

The latest from tikpay

Unveiling tikpay's purpose
Unveiling tikpay's purpose
Interview with Michael Walters
Interview with Michael Walters
True Account Based System Checklist
True Account Based System Checklist
“In the realm of early-stage investment, a founding team which blends deep sector experience with robust commercial and product acumen is a diamond in the rough. Michael, Belinda and the growing team behind Tikpay are poised to capture this compelling, underserved market in Australia and beyond.”
Jayden Basha, Investment Principal - Investible

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We’re welcoming interest from partners who would like to join us on this journey. If you’d like to find out more about working with us, please contact us directly on info@tikpay.com or via our contact form.

A simplified way to pay for transport

As we introduce tikpay to new operators, we're onboarding limited partners at a time. If you're curious about how tikpay could work for you, or you’d like to know more about supporting our growth, reach out to start the conversation.

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