Finder makes money from featured partners, but editorial opinions are our own. Money Podcast #40: Startup wisdom with Fred Schebesta


This week on the show, we welcome finder co-founder Fred Schebesta to share his tips on starting a business and his personal background. Fred started his entrepreneurial journey at just 22 years of age while in university and soon helped create He's an author, blogger and active member in the startup community in Australia and overseas. In this episode, we covered the following:

  • What Fred has been up to in recent months.
  • What lessons Fred is learning from having to launch from scratch in overseas markets.
  • What Fred thinks of finder's competitors.
  • How finder was started and made into a successful business.
  • Advice for filtering out good ideas from bad.
  • How to decide whether to start a business yourself.
  • Fred's view on success and why most small businesses fail.
  • Fred's personal story.
  • Why those who help entrepreneurs realise a vision should be rewarded.
  • What Fred wishes he spent more on and spent less on while building finder.

Also on the show, Adam, Marc and Liz talk about Australians lying on their home loan applications, Sydney and Melbourne cracking the top 15 financial centres index, Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone X release and subsequent share price drop. On the Funny Money segment, the crew also chat about jealous bitcoin opinions, angry villagers and a haunted Texan home.

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Notes and links mentioned in the podcast

ASX sharemarket game instructions – join us!

  1. Go to the ASX website and create an account for MyASX
  2. Complete your registration for the sharemarket game
  3. When registered, go to Game play>Leagues>Join Leagues
  4. Enter in the following details: League ID: 19917, password: angusrox123, league: finderAU

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