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About Hnry

Our Story

Founded in New Zealand, Hnry is a pay-as-you-earn service for contractors, freelancers and self-employed people. We take care of all tax calculations, payments and filings for individuals every time they get paid, and provide invoicing and expense management tools to help people keep on top of things, so that they can focus on doing their job.

The idea for Hnry started with a couple of contractors from Wellington who realised that the traditional model of self-employment was broken, and hadn’t changed to adapt to modern working styles. Self-employed people are burdened with complex tax systems and responsibilities, effectively punishing them just for being self-employed. Existing solutions like accountants and accounting software only do a small part of the job – the individual still has to take on a lot of the work themselves. There had to be a better way. Surely we could make a service to help people pay tax as soon as they earn; a service that makes sure everyone pays exactly the right amount of tax automatically; and a service that allowed people to never have to worry about receiving hefty fines or penalties?

At Hnry, we want self-employment to be an easy option. Everyone should be able to take advantage of flexible working without having to fear a tax and compliance nightmare. We are registered Tax Agents for both ACC and IRD – which means our team represents you to those agencies. You don’t have to wait in a phone queue with them any more! We don’t use jargon, or try and confuse you with tax law. We’re all about making sure you get the support you need, so you never have to worry.

In designing the service model for Hnry, we’ve worked with tax experts from Big 4 accountancy firms (nice suits), legal experts from the top law firms (even nicer suits), and technology experts from some of New Zealand’s funkiest startups (nice beards/Star Wars t-shirts). We’ve brought together the expertise from all of these areas to create Hnry – New Zealand’s best service for the self-employed. Think of Hnry like a concierge – if you want it all done for you, Hnry will do it with pleasure and a smile.

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Our Team

James Fuller

James Fuller

CEO

The face of Hnry, James leads the strategy and technology side of the business – part geek, part visionary, (and being English), full of tea ☕

Claire Fuller

Claire Fuller

COO

The voice of our customers, Claire is responsible for making sure stuff happens and that the lights are kept on. Seems to spend a lot of her time confusing the tech team with her attempts at requesting things using “tech speak” 🤔

Richard Freestone

Richard Freestone

CFO

Our numbers man who is mandated to wear a suit but has gone rogue: embracing jandals, neon sunglasses.. and mowing down pedestrians on his electric scooter 🛴

Michael Dowse

Michael Dowse

Technical Lead

Michael is the technical whizz behind all the cool stuff Hnry offers. He makes sure things are running smoothly and that you get paid. 🏛

Sébastien Dossot

Sébastien Dossot

Front End Developer

Supports Michael and the team in making sure the Hnry platform works and meets the needs of our customers. A keen scuba diver and photographer in his spare time, he is currently enjoying the life of a digital nomad and was last seen sending boastful pics from a beach in Tahiti… so we’ve blocked him from our socials ⛱

Ben Jardine

Ben Jardine

Marketing Lead

Ben is one neoteric individual (google it). Our legendary wordsmith responsible for our Marketing and Brand, he knows ALL the words (or at least the good ones). 📚

Hannah Sarcich

Hannah Sarcich

Team Life-saver

Hannah keeps everything in the office ticking along nicely, successfully mixing professionalism with a lot of pep (and she loves Mondays which is just weird) ⏱

Hahn Son

Hahn Son

Tech Intern

Having joined Hnry as part of the Summer of Tech programme, Hahn has not only been cutting her teeth on some cool dev projects, she also introduced the team to the joys of K-Pop! 🎶