Monday, October 28, 2013

“It’s way too early for me to put my feet up and sit on the beach.”

Matt Barrie

Said : Matt Barrie, the CEO and founder of in reaction to the decision not to sell his company. Robert Matthew "Matt" Barrie is an Australian technology entrepreneur. He is the chief executive officer of Freelancer, the world's largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowd sourcing  marketplace. Freelancer allows users to post projects online, which freelancers then bid to carry out. More than 9 million users have signed up with more than 4 million projects posted so far. It takes a cut on all jobs listed after they are completed.

Barrie, 40, decided to choosing to list his company on the Australian stock exchange rejecting numerous acquisition offers worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The latest offer he got was from a Japanese recruitment site Recruit Co. which amounted to a whopping $430 million.

The Business Review Australia reported last month that was expected to list on the stock exchange at the end of this year. KTM Capital was revealed as the broker and underwriter for the IPO. Freelancer Limited will soon be traded on Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker ASX:FLN 

The Freelancer Limited IPO General Offer Period is now open. Click here for details.

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