Matt Barrie


Share drive: ASX courting startups to list

10:13PM | Friday, 30 October 2015 |  The ASX is currently embarking on a big pitch to convince more startups to go public, and to this end has been prominent at the SydStart conference .

Freelancer’s Matt Barrie talks horse sense about selling, investment and investors

10:59PM | Thursday, 29 October 2015 |  Startup founders saying they have to raise money before they start selling a product is “absolute horse shit”, Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie says.

“It’s always tough”: Founder Matt Barrie breaks vow and sells Freelancer shares

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.

Online freelance market is like “eBay in 1997”, says Matt Barrie

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.

OPINION: Marc Andreessen is wrong. The IPO isn't dying

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.

University of Sydney start-ups set to Incubate with $1 million funding

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.

Google to examine Australian start-up scene for StartupAUS project

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.

Freelancer buys vWorker, aims to become "eBay for services"

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.

Sydney Uni’s student union launches start-up program Incubate

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.