Welcome to Xchange Revolution. Saving money and getting the best deal is in the forefront of everyone’s mind right now. So In this episode Ludwina Dautovic, Founder and CEO of The Room Xchange, is talking to Fred Schebesta, CEO and co-founder of Finder.com. Fred is an entrepreneur with a vision to compare everything and empower people to improve their lives. So much so that he co-founded Finder.com in 2009, a platform that enables you to compare prices on products and services. We hope this episodes inspires you to compare and save a little more and help you to change the way you live.
As Fred says, “Knowledge is power. If we can help people make better financial decisions it helps to improve their lives.”
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In this episode we discuss:
- 2.30 – How Finder got started
- 2.50 – Fred Schebesta made the AFR 2019 Young Rich List
- 3.50 – Core purpose of Finder.com
- 5.44 – Only a small percentage of Australian’s look closely at their finances
- 7.48 – Covid has motivated people to look more closely at the finances
- 9.50 – Covid will bring innovation and change the working economy
- 13.17 – How Finder.com can save you money
- 17.22 – Finder’s new e-commerce feature
- 20.13 – What Fred is doing to change the way he lives
About Fred Schebesta
Fred Schebesta is an
international speaker, serial entrepreneur, advisor, award-winning digital marketer, author, media commentator and mentor. The Australian-born entrepreneur is the co-founder of Finder, a global personal finance comparison website, which attracts over 10 million visitors each month, over 400 staff across six offices, and can be found in over 80 countries.
Fred spearheaded the group’s venture capital arm, Finder Venture where he thrives in the startup phase of building new business ideas. He led the launch of cryptocurrency brokerage HiveEx.com in 2018, which traded over $100 million in its first year.
For the past 2 years, Fred has been leading the group’s latest project, the Finder App, which is an Australian-first innovation that combines personal finance management with comparison. It connects a user’s bank accounts, analyses insights and sends automated alerts on when they can compare products and potentially save money. Launched in March 2020 with plans to roll out in the USA and UK later this year.
As one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs, Fred has countless accolades to his name, including Entrepreneur of the Year by Blockchain Australia Industry Awards 2019, Blockchain Australia Fellow 2019, three prestigious awards in 2017 by global professional services company, EY, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Australian National Winner – Services Category. Fred was also awarded ADMA Australian Young Direct Marketer of the Year in 2006, and at just 23, he was listed in Australian Anthill’s 30 under 30.
Fred is also an international keynote speaker, talking at over 40 events each year, and is regularly in the press all over the world, with regular columns in Yahoo Finance, News.com.au and more.
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