First AML


Full service customer due diligence solution

First AML automates the highly manual Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Customer Due Diligence/Know Your Customer (CDD/KYC) process.

Our cloud-based platform, a team of local compliance analysts and global pre-verified entity ecosystem, automates the traditional AML compliance process by taking it completely off our clients’ hands. Delivering efficiency improvements and cost savings to them and a smoother customer experience for end-users.

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Series B


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Snapshot of First AML

First AML's mission is to help everyday people access the financial system while limiting criminal exploitation.

The market opportunity ahead for First AML

We've just completed a Series B raise of $30M. We've just launched into the UK as of 1 April, and we're launching into Singapore later this year. We're embedding ourselves into the Aus market as Tranche 2 is looking likely to hit.

Why First AML is a great place to work

A culture of values

First AML’s founders have big dreams and have defined a culture to achieve them. Spurred by disillusionment with ‘corporate’ culture, they set company values to instil resilience and adaptability.

These values, genuine respect, a concerted effort to hire based on diversity and inclusion, and systematised growth and development opportunities have led us to where we are now.

Champions of diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion is a cornerstone of our culture. Our company-wide 58:42% female:male ratio sits at:

  • Development: 43%
  • Product and engineering: 50%
  • Senior management: 42%

Our staff are from 22 countries and we are working on creating an environment that is safe and inclusive for everyone. We track our diversity and our Diversity and Inclusion Alliance is made up of representatives across the company.

As a result of this we have established the Pride Committee. This ensures open feedback, constant improvements, and a supportive and evolving culture so people can bring their true selves to work.

Flexible even before COVID

Our flexible and understanding culture existed even before the pandemic. We offer work-from-anywhere, and actively target and support talent who may not be able to work standard hours. This approach builds respect, trust and loyalty, helping us build a resilient team that can, and does, go the extra mile to help achieve growth goals.


Happy staff make for happy clients. We understand this and have developed a broad employee well-being program that supports each individual while driving First AML’s success. This includes:

  • Meditation and yoga sessions
  • Internal promotions
  • Sports events
  • Employee Assistance Program, discounts for life and health insurance, pilates and gym memberships and medical appointments
  • Annual $NZ2000 professional development allowance per person
  • Social and team-building activities
  • Gratitude gifts for living our values
  • International pathways providing opportunities to transfer overseas

We give a voice to every employee to challenge us to do better.

Working with us


  • Trusted Guardians of Compliance

    We handle all data with respect and we ensure security and privacy measures are best in class to maintain the trust of our users.

  • Innovate and Blaze Our Own Trail

    We continuously experiment and innovate, to develop creative solutions that challenge the status quo. We encourage each other to think big, seeking out growth opportunities as individuals and as a company.

  • Ownership and Execution for the Win

    We take initiative to solve problems, acting in the best interests of the entire company to drive our collective success. It’s never “that’s not my job”. We do what we say we’re going to do, take pride in our work, and put in the hard yards.

  • Positive Vibes to Pull Each Other Up

    We are honest, respectful and authentic with one another. We proudly foster an inclusive environment and welcome different backgrounds or perspectives. We work hard but take time to enjoy the journey, celebrate successes, live balanced lives and look after each other.

  • Create Customer Delight

    We work with empathy to give our customers and end users the best possible product and service. We delight customers in every possible way so they become advocates for us. When they win, we also win.

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