SPEAKER BIO

Fred is the co-founder and director of finder.com.au – one of Australia's largest comparison websites – which receives more than 4 million visits each month. At just 26 years of age, Fred entered the comparison market, one of the most highly competitive online categories in Australia. Following i...
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Book
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
Podcast
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News Source
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Standing desks
App
Robinhood
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Fred Schebesta is a serial entrepreneur, best known for co-founding finder.com, one of the world’s leading comparison websites. Before launching Finder, he started Freestyle Media, a successful digital marketing agency, while at uni. In 2007, Freestyle was sold to a public company and the funds were used to start Finder.com. Fred, with his co-founder Frank Restuccia and later Jeremy Cabral (COO), have grown Finder organically without funding to $100M+ revenue, 1,000+ products on the platform, 83 countries, and 360 employees around the world.

In this episode, Fred discusses:

-His entrepreneurial journey from Freestyle Media to Finder

-Observations and predictions for how life and business will change post-COVID

-How Finder is constantly reinventing itself to stay alive

-His advice for managing the co-founder relationship

 

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