Unicorns Podcast: Fred Schebesta on how COVID-19 has forced businesses to start again and innovate with purpose

The Unicorns Podcast connects you to some of the best and brightest founders, CEOs, executives, business owners, VCs and inspiring leaders who make things happen and inspire others.

Hosted by media and PR veteran Justin Kelly, we chat to leaders on the front line on how to get started, what it takes to build a successful business, how to overcome challenges, and advice for those on a similar journey.

In this episode, Justin speaks with Fred Schebesta, co-founder of global comparison website finder.com.au.

Schebesta is recognised as one of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs. An “out there” thinker, Schebesta has turned a simple idea into a global empire, now employing hundreds of people in over 20 countries.

His “always be innovating” mantra has seen finder.com.au grow into a revenue powerhouse and positions Schebesta firmly in the young rich list category.

Underestimating Schebesta based on his appearance (unorthodox hairstyle and faded jeans) would be a mistake. He is razor sharp between the ears, ahead of the curve in spotting market trends and a brilliant business operator.

In this episode, Schebesta talks about the early days of starting a website business, the Dark Web, his passion for cryptocurrencies, the COVID crisis, keeping his business relevant and the future for finder.com.au, including the possibility of a public listing.

If you were going into battle, you would want Schebesta in the trenches with you.

Listen below.

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