Unido Talks with Fred Schebesta

17 August 2022

In this episode, Fred Schebesta, a co-founder and CEO of Finder – Australia's leading comparison website, and COO of Unido Michael Swan talk about blockchain and crypto-sphere being implemented in everyday life and are also giving some very good bits of advice for small and medium businesses to succeed. If you are curious about what it's like to run and scale a successful business in Australia and beyond, and hear some truths about the problems that come with it, then listen to this conversation.


About Fred Schebesta


Fred Schebesta is an Australian entrepreneur, author, digital marketer, media commentator, and active member of the Australian start-up and small business industry. He is widely known as the co-founder and director of the Australian comparison-shopping website finder.com.au and for fitting one of the youngest self-made millionaires in Australia at the age of 26. He’s also just embarked on his biggest business endeavor yet, launching finder.com in the U.S. to fulfill a dream of building the world's leading financial comparison website.

Connect with Fred LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fredschebesta/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/schebesta

Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@fred.schebesta

Show highlights 

As a best-selling author, cryptocurrency expert and international speaker, Fred Schebesta is one of Australia's most respected entrepreneurs. Fred is the co-founder of Finder – Australia's leading comparison website and a global fintech – which sees more than 10 million visits each month globally.

08:36 “And I do think that, this is a beautiful place where micropayments for those kinds of transactions can easily and seamlessly take place, you know, whereas you've got these credit cards, you know, the sort of clunky transactions and things like that, that happen without crypto. This is a place where I think, you know, it's really neatly all bundled together. And I do think we're starting to see the beginnings of a much more sophisticated and advanced set of games and an ecosystem around it.”

14:18 “I love technology, you know. I was a coder, a really bad coder, just so everyone knows without removal, any doubt. But just dangerous enough. So, I could, you know, code some things together. They worked, but they weren't necessarily scalable, but they got the point across. And, you know, I used to code the first Finder website, just hand code it. And, I didn't know any frameworks or anything like that, but it got the point across, right. It got the job done. So I intimately respect the science and the architectural and engineering mind of an engineer or a coder.”

17:19 “This is where invention happens when it's outside. Of the walls and the barriers and the rigidness of thinking of rule of standardization, which creates stability in civilization outside of that. And that's where I feel what is so exciting like crypto is you're inventing where there is no, you know, where it's dark, it's in the darkness where, you know, you are creating light. And I think that's amazing.”

57:35 “Henry Ford didn't invent the combustion engine and didn't invent cooking of coal. He didn't invent rubber wheels, he didn't actually invent the car. There were plenty of cars around where he was around. He just put it into a nice organized line that moved forward at a consistent pace.

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