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Ep117 – Fred Schebesta (Co-founder – Finder) on building phoenix companies

My guest for Ep117 of The Startup Playbook Podcast was the Co-founder of Finder, Fred Schebesta.

Finder is a global personal finance comparison website, which attracts over 10 million visitors each month, has grown to 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 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 combines personal finance management with comparison. The app launched in March 2020 and has already received over 37K downloads!

We covered a range of topics in this interview including:

  • Balancing data driven decisions with gut feel
  • Hiring for cultural fit and values
  • Structuring growth strategies
  • Building phoenix companies 
  • & much more!

Full interview below!

Show notes:

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