Qippay started with a few colleagues sitting around a table trying to figure out how to help businesses survive and even thrive in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our vision is to see small businesses regain control and thrive regardless of the economic conditions of the time.

Accept, our flagship project, is a free product allowing businesses to collect payments – without paying merchant fees. These transaction fees are instead passed on to the customer, allowing small businesses the opportunity to save thousands per year.

We have since introduced two other products, Qippay QR and Qippay Charity: free, contactless payment solutions. These products allow businesses and charities to generate QR codes on their smartphones or tablets that customers can scan and make payments.

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Meet The Founders

Our team is now a combination of small business owners and individuals working in the finance world, with this experience and qip’s Tech, we got off our behinds to help our fellow kiwi survive the fallout of covid.

Ashley Lake-Johns

Co-founder & Co-CEO

Ashley has worked for both technology and financial companies in Australia and New Zealand, gaining experience in sales, account management, team building, market analysis, trading, data analytics, payments, and product development. Having first-hand experience in the finance and technology world, Ashley is committed to innovation and building amazing products for consumers and businesses alike.

Wayne Deas

Co-founder & Co-CEO

Wayne has a solid background in sales, sales management and business development and in-depth knowledge of strategic planning and team building. He knows all about computer systems, CRM design and management, market analysis, data analytics and structure, automation, business processes, and database management.

Wayne has also created lead generation campaigns for several companies including, Microsoft, Dell, HP, Powershop, Lenovo, Adobe, Ingram Micro, Southern Cross. He has owned several small businesses and was one of the founders of one of New Zealand’s largest privately-owned business consultancy firms.

Alex Taylor


Alex has sales, management and technical experience spanning a range of industries, with a particular emphasis on integrating disparate systems. From ERP and production integration, complex data migrations and interactive 3D web content, a common thread is streamlining systems for efficiency and ease of use, enabling users to focus on what matters to them.

Dave Raethel


Dave is the classic tech professional, having worked for government organisations, charities, Tech, and marketing companies, he has now dedicated his time to building something new. Dave spearheads Qippay’s security and infrastructure development and plays a key part in research and development. He is proficient is PHP, javascript, cloud solutions, and service delivery to name a few.

Our vision

Our vision is to see small businesses regain financial control, thrive in whatever economic climate they are in, and to focus on growth.

Thousands of jobs and businesses across New Zealand have been destroyed by the economic impact left by the pandemic. We aim to provide simple solutions to help relieve financial stresses associated with running a business.