356 – Secrets Behind A $250M Net Worth – How This Investor Did It! - Chat with Fred Schebesta
The Property Couch
Meet one of the richest Australians under 40… and learn how he built a net worth of around $250 million! Folks, today we have a very special interview with Fred Schebesta — the co-founder and CEO of the comparison website [...] CONTINUE READING The post Episode 356 – Secrets Behind A $250M Net Worth – How This Investor Did It! Chat with Fred Schebesta appeared first on The Property Couch.
Daniel catches up with Fred Schebesta, Co-Founder of award-winning fintech company Finder. By growing the comparison website & money app 'Finder' to global success and launching several businesses along the way, Fred made the AFR Young Rich List in 2019 with a net worth of about $250 million. Daniel & Fred speak about the current rise & future of Crypto currency and discuss the principles by which he lives to reach his ultimate potential & that helped him build a global empire worth half a billion dollars.
EP1 Reflections of a Serial Entrepreneur: Fred Schebesta
Buy Build Sell
Fred Schebesta has to be one of Australia’s coolest and most successful entrepreneurs. Having sold his first business, Freestyle Media, for $1.3M at the ripe old age of 22, Fred and his business partner co-founded one the world’s leading comparison websites, Finder.com. The business now operates sites in over 80 countries, gets around 10 million visitors per month, and has around 500 employees. At present Finder.com is valued at over half a billion dollars.In this episode, Fred reflects on his first ventures as we discuss where he succeeded and where things did not work out. We cover everything from how Fred got into self-employment through his first business sale. From there, we discuss how Finder achieved massive success and the growing pains that came with it.Connect with Fred SchebestaWebsite: https://www.fredschebesta.com/Website: https://www.finder.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fredschebestaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/fredschebestaTikTok: https://firstname.lastname@example.orgClubhouse: @fredschebestaJoin The Disruptors’ Club: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12205644/ Get a copy of Fred's book: https://www.amazon.com.au/Go-Live-principles-launch-global/dp/1922611042/ Connect with Simon BedardLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/business-sales-sydney/Website: https://buybuildsell.com.au/Website: https://exitadvisory.com.au/
Data-led Disruption: Reimagining Financial Services with Fred Schebesta
Leaders of Analytics
Data, networks and AI are eating the world and industries such as banking, insurance, utilities and telecommunications are changing rapidly as a result. As an online product comparison portal and trusted third party to millions of consumers, Finder.com is well placed to be a huge winner from this trend. The company sits in the middle of many data-heavy industries that are about being disrupted by the data revolution. The guest on this episode of Leaders of Analytics is Finder.com’s co-founder and CEO Fred Schebesta. Fred is one of Australia's coolest and most successful entrepreneurs, now worth over half a billion dollars – all without funding. He’s passionate about disruptive innovation and is a leader in the startup community where he shares his successes and knowledge as a mentor, international speaker, media commentator and author. In this episode we talk about: How Finder has grown from a two-man band to an international company. How Finder is planning to use their recently received accreditation under CDR/Open Banking and what it means for Australian consumers and the financial services industry. How Finder uses AI and machine learning to understand people’s finances and help them to better financial outcomes. Why the company is betting big on cryptocurrencies and decentralised finance, including paying employees in Bitcoin. How crypto will form part of the financial system of the future. Fred’s new book, “Go Live! 10 Principles to Launch a Global Empire”.
Booktopia’s CEO Tony Nash sits down with Fred Schebesta, Founder of Finder and author of Go Live! They discuss creating good ideas in business, carving niches out for yourself, and more.Books mentioned in this podcast:Fred Schebesta - Go Live!: https://bit.ly/3jNyAxUHost: Tony NashGuest: Fred SchebestaProducer: Nick Wasiliev
Fred Schebesta, Finder.com | Why your first business goal should be to make $1 profit
Metigy Podcast - Marketing for SMEs
Finder.com's CEO, Fred Schebesta on why your first business goal should be to make $1 of profit, how to show your employees that you care about them, and focusing on your strengths.And this week, my very special guest is Australia’s first ever digital marketer, Fred Schebesta.Over the last 15 years, Fred has built Finder.com a fintech that helps people around the world make better financial decisions and improve their lives.Fred is not only one of Australia's most successful entrepreneurs, but he is also one of the most generous with his time, always willing to help others navigate the challenges of starting and running their own business. And he shares many of his business secrets in today’s episode that helped him grow Finder to over 500 employees across 6 countries. In my conversation with Fred we cover a wide range of topics including why your first business goal should be to make $1 of profit, taking your marketing mastery and turning it into a process and frameworks that you can use make the best decisions for your business.Fred also tells a great story of how he ran over the Manhattan Bridge to secure a whiteboard for his new office for $8 from Craigslist and there is a great business lesson to learn from this story. So please enjoy this wide ranging conversation with Fred Schebesta.What you will learn in this episodeWays that you can make the best decisions for your businessWhy it’s important for business owners to save money where they canLessons from Fred setting up international offices in US, Canada, UK and other countriesWhy your first business goal should be to make $1 of profitWhy you need to pay your staff wellHow to show your employees that you care about themFred’s advice if you are just starting a business (you need to separate yourself from your company and look at it objectively)Why you need to focus on your own strengthsTake your marketing mastery and turn it into a processHow Fred manages his time between so many exciting projects and responsibilitiesHow Fred has leveraged video to build his personal brandHow Fred learns new skillsQuotes"I believe that the world’s a better place when it's well-informed to make decisions. With that premise, I Co-founded Finder. We're trying to better all the world's decisions.""If you separate yourself from your business and look at it objectively, you can start to take actions that are objectively good for the business. *Do what’s best for your business."When starting a business, you need to focus on your own strengths. Take your marketing mastery and turn it into a process.I’m engaging in the mastery of video, and therefore translating that into processes and systems that Finder can use. The internet is full to the brim with answers. "In the beginning, I made so many mistakes and they really hurt. They are the scars that you wear that no one else can see, but you can feel them. ""The moments when you are outside your comfort zone is when you tend to fail, but that’s the moment where you can find the most incredible opportunities. Those are the moments in time when you’re feeling so much anxiety and duress, that if you can just put your head up and look around, you will see the greatest opportunities. ""If you’re not growing and not feeling uncomfortable, you’re not pushing hard enough. "Resources & links mentionedFinder.com HiveEx.com – Fred’s global OTC & brokerage desk specialised in large order cryptocurrency trading -- https://www.hiveex.com/Running over the Manhattan Bridge for an $8 Craigslist Whiteboard - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/running-over-manhattan-bridge-8-craigslist-whiteboard-fredAeron Chair by Herman Miller - https://www.hermanmiller.com/en_au/products/seating/office-chairs/aeron-chairs/The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts - https://www.amazon.com/Love-Languages-Secret-that-Lasts/dp/080241270X#:~:text=The%205%20Love%20Languages%3A%20The,9780802412706%3A%20Amazon.com%3A%20BooksLarry Ellison Co-Founder of Oracle - https://www.oracle.com/corporate/executives/ellison/Brian Armstrong Co-founder of Coinbase - https://twitter.com/brian_armstrongBen Horowitz Co-Founder of a16z - https://twitter.com/bhorowitzBook RecommendationsThe 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapmanhttps://www.amazon.com/Love-Languages-Secret-that-Lasts/dp/080241270X#:~:text=The%205%20Love%20Languages%3A%20The,9780802412706%3A%20Amazon.com%3A%20BooksTrillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Handbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbellhttps://www.amazon.com/Trillion-Dollar-Coach-Leadership-Handbook-ebook/dp/B07JFKHCNYThe Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitzhttps://www.amazon.com/Hard-Thing-About-Things-Building-ebook/dp/B00DQ845EA/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2R9V873FP337Z&dchild=1&keywords=the+hard+thing+about+hard+things&qid=1594418787&s=digital-text&sprefix=the+hard+thin%2Cdigital-text%2C350&sr=1-1Flash Boys by Michael Lewishttps://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00NX91DR4/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Coveyhttps://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-People-Powerful/dp/0743269519How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegiehttps://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671027034/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1PV401QGJ95ZW&dchild=1&keywords=how+to+win+friends+and+influence+people&qid=1594419470&s=books&sprefix=how+to+win+fr%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C347&sr=1-1The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stonehttps://www.amazon.com.au/Everything-Store-Jeff-Bezos-Amazon-ebook/dp/B00DJ3ITKSWhat business would you build on Mars?I’d start a water business. When I look at a company, I like to solve problems. How would I promote it? I’d call it “Earth”.Reach Fred hereFred Schebesta on LinkedInFred Schebesta on TwitterFinder.com
The Fintech Report Podcast - Episode 4; Fred Schebesta, Co-Founder of Finder.com
The FinTech Report
Delighted to welcome Fred Schebesta, Co-founder and CEO of Finder, Finder Ventures and Schebesta VenturesFred's passionate about disruptive innovation and inspiring the startup community through sharing his success as a mentor, speaker, media commentator and author. Fred is a futurist, an expert in cryptocurrency, an advocate for Open Banking, and is leading the group's venture capital arm, Finder Ventures, which has built an innovative money app – the Finder app. Fred's latest project, Schebesta Ventures, is a platform to help more startups develop their business ideas. Fred has a new book launching on 1st September 2021 called "Go Live! 10 Principles to Launch a Global Empire" and is proud to announce the Fred Schebesta Go Live! Initiative, where 30% of all profits from Schebesta Ventures will be invested in startups.
Finding your superpower: the road to starting a $300M empire with Fred Schebesta
On this week's episode of Defiant Talk, the boys welcome Fred Schebesta- entrepreneur, tech genius, disruptor, cryptocurrency pioneer and father. They talk about his journey co-founding Finder, Australia's most popular comparison site with over 10 million visitors a month, starting from a single page website. They also discuss being fearless in business, and the future of cryptocurrency and NFTs. Find us on Instagram @defianttalk and @defianthq Email us at email@example.com Fred @fredschebesta Jamie @jamiekritharas Sid @iblamesid
You've probably heard me rattle off the quote, "everyone you meet knows something you don't" and I reflected on that a lot during this episode. Creating this podcast expands my mind and world so much, but each guest teaches me something in a completely different way. Often I pull out specific nuggets or ideas that click in my brain as we're chatting a long, but with Fred Schebesta it was the way his brain works overall churning through concepts that I found most fascinating particularly because it's so different to my own and I could honestly never guess where his mind was going next. You'll be able to tell by how much we jump all over the place what a keenly curious mind he has, which is no doubt responsible for his incredible achievements, and while it definitely kept me on my toes we ended up peeling back more layers than I expected to wade through the depths of self worth, internal judgment and the complicated relationship we have with success. If you don't think you've heard of Fred, just conjure the Finder.com.au jingle (which everyone has heard) and he's the man responsible. With over 10 million visitors a month, Finder offers us easy access to resources that help us understand financial products in the Australian market and Fred has won just about every entrepreneurial award there is and justifiably too. I would never have guessed that he came from a medical family and lived out part of his childhood in a caravan at the back of the medical centre his parents built, nor would I have guessed that Finder had to make a come back a few years into its journey from a complete ban by Google (which makes me SHUDDER to think of the challenge that would pose). Like always, there's so much more to his way to yay than you'd expect and there are chapters we didn't even get to like his success in the wild world of cryptocurrency. It's a rollercoaster this one, so buckle in BUT there are so many great takeaways and a whole person, father and chicken-lover behind the title you see most...+ Follow Fred and Finder.com.au here+ Announcements on Insta at @spoonful_of_sarah+ Join our Facebook community here+ Subscribe to not miss out on the next instalment of YAY!>>> GET THE SEIZE THE YAY BOOK HERE <<<