Finder heads to ‘next Silicon Valley’ as global expansion heats up

Australian-founded comparison provider Finder is continuing its global expansion with plans to open an office in Denver next month to support rapid growth and increasing global presence.

This is the second US office for the company, with Finder already having an office presence in New York City since 2016.

Finder founder and global CEO Fred Schebesta

Following an extensive and very competitive review process Finder chose Denver, Colorado as the city for its next US office after being offered tax incentives worth over US$2.5 million from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade to acknowledge the nearly 200 new jobs it is aiming to bring to the region over the next eight years.

Denver is being dubbed ‘the next Silicon Valley’ for innovation and tech talent with major tech businesses like Google, Facebook and Slack opening offices in the city.

The expansion follows Finder’s acquisition of South East Asian comparison giant GoBear in April 2021 and the launch of its acclaimed Australian-first money management app in 2020 which has already led to more than 300,000 downloads.

Finder founder, Fred Schebesta said this is the next step in Finder’s expansion which views the US as a key growth market, both in terms of customers and for hiring new talent.

“Finder exists to help more people around the world save money and make money. We have a great opportunity to play a role in improving the lives of 350 million Americans.

“Now more than ever, customers are looking for simple ways to take charge of their finances and grow their wealth – and we can help with that,” he said.

Schebesta said Finder will use the Denver office as the hub to launch the Finder app to the US market in the near future.

“Finder will utilise the high calibre talent in the region to grow its product and technology team and expand its services, launching the successful Finder app to the US market,” he said.

Finder is looking to hire 200 new roles across its product, technology, finance and publishing teams over an eight year time frame. This will represent significant growth for the business which currently has just over 500 employees globally with more than 70 based in the US.


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