More than just AML

On a mission to limit criminal exploitation.

We exist to help businesses of every size limit criminal exploitation, but also to make it quicker and easier for everyday people to access the financial system. 

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A brief history

March 2018

The three founders met for a beer to hatch a plan on how to leave corporate life and fix the painful AML process. First AML was born.

June 2018

After many meetings, they closed the first customer just in the nick of time, the legislation was rolling out the next day.

September 2018

The First AML Project exploded into a complex business with the $200k injection of seed capital.

June 2019

A moment of crisis forged the company ethos when one of the biggest clients gave an ultimatum; develop the platform or they'd leave. V1 of the First AML platform was created.

September 2020

Going from strength to strength a successful Series A capital raise of $NZ 8m gave the company the cash it needed to expand into Australia and further develop the platform.

November 2021

Building on exceptional momentum, First AML successfully closed a Series B capital raise of $NZ 30m, providing the capital needed for true global expansion.

March 2022

First AML expanded to the UK, rapidly growing from 0 to 24 employees and winning clients across all industries. 

November 2022

Closing out a successful year, First AML received a series of awards; RegTech Australia, internationally founded company of the year, New Zealand Hi Tech Award and RegTech Top 100.  

September 2023

After five years of handling KYC for countless clients we released Source, a self-service solution that encompasses our deep expertise with every AML tool in one platform.

Awards and accreditations

Winner of RegTech of the Year - Internationally Founded
NZ HI-TECH Awards 2022 Winner
ISO27001 Certified
ICAEW Technology Accreditation

It's in our DNA

Customer centricity, unbelievable passion, endless positivity, lateral thinking and an ever-vigilant compliance and security focus.

It's about our people.

Although we are growing fast and focused on creating world-leading technology, we know it all starts with our team. We hire for talent and skill, but most importantly, attitude.

Come work with us

...and it's about our tech.

We don’t want to be good, we want to be the best. Every aspect of the user experience is scrutinised and optimised to make our clients lives easier.

Every process we use is designed for maximum security, ensuring our clients and their clients can sleep easy at night knowing their data is safe.

Our cyber security posture

Our leadership team

Located all around the world, our team provide the vision, direction and support to help our team do great things.

Milan Cooper

Bion Behdin
Chief Revenue Officer

Chris Caigou
Chief Customer Officer

Louise Hunter
VP Marketing

Lydia Zulkifli
VP Product

Hannah Sellars
Head of People and Culture

Simon Luke
UK Country Manager

Andrew Batey
VP of Customer Success & Delivery

Samantha Wong
Board Member

Our global offices


Level 1/38-40 Commercial Rd
E1 1LN


L12/64 York Street
Sydney NSW 2000


12 MacKelvie Street
Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021