8:21PM | Thursday, 6 August 2015 | After refusing to sell a single share in Freelancer’s IPO Matt Barrie has finally sold some of his prized equity in the company he founded.
8:05PM | Monday, 11 August 2014 | Freelancer is dropping its minimum jobs price from $US30 ($A32.30) to $US10 ($A10.70) to make its platform more accessible to users in both developing and developed countries.
8:58PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | Marc Andreessen recently lamented the death of the IPO in the United States, blaming over regulation and short sellers as the reason why the general public no longer gets to share in the spectacular capital returns that earlier technology stocks like Microsoft and Amazon delivered.
3:00AM | Friday, 22 March 2013 | Student start-ups accepted into the University of Sydney’s Incubate program have raised more than $1 million in funding, as well as struck up a partnership with BlackBerry.
3:47AM | Friday, 15 March 2013 | Google has commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers to gather data on Australian tech start-ups, and has already released preliminary findings, after partnering with five well-known Australian tech entrepreneurs including Matt Barrie.
11:47PM | Tuesday, 20 November 2012 | Crowdsourcing giant Freelancer has acquired the fourth-largest site of its kind, with founder Matt Barrie saying the purchase is just another step in becoming the eBay for services.
9:00AM | Tuesday, 25 September 2012 | The University of Sydney Union has launched a development program in the hope of identifying high-potential start-ups on campus, securing entrepreneur Matt Barrie as a mentor.
10:22PM | Tuesday, 4 October 2011 | Perhaps ironically for someone whose business relies on outsourcing tasks Matt Barrie has a very do-it-yourself approach to entrepreneurship.
5:00AM | Thursday, 5 May 2011 | Freelancer.com has been recognised as Employment Site of the Year at the Webby Awards in New York, making it the only Australian company to win a Webby award in 2011.