Behind the scenes

Our Founders


Kathryn Laferla and Penny Little are 2 pint sized dynamos  who met through work and have been great friends ever since.  Compelled by the untimely death of a much-loved brother and friend, Kathryn and Penny decided to take action!  Together, they're claiming the FLANNO for Australians doing it tough. 

Our Logo


If you haven't picked up on it, our  little Matey logo, is a subtle depiction of the Echidna.  The perfect symbol for FLANNO. Tough and defensive on the outside,  soft and vulnerable underneath and uniquely Australian. 

Flanno Pitch for Good Video


Flanno was an idea we had been incubating for a number of years. Our trajectory to success really began when we won the Inaugural Social Impact Weekend 2018 ( Spacecubed) and Perth Pitch for Good 2018 ( Impact Seed & Start Some Good) . 

Through these events we also received generous startup support from Meerkats and Hatchet. Check out our crowd funding video and hear our start up story.