Matt BarriePosted by Ian on Dec 5, 2010 in Guests | 1 comment
Matt Barrie – CEO
Freelancer.com is the world’s largest outsourcing marketplace connecting almost 2 million professionals from around the globe. According to Alexa, Freelancer.com is the largest website run by an Australian company, and in the top 350 websites worldwide. Previously, he was founder and CEO of Sensory Networks Inc., the leading developer of OEM high performance network security processors. Prior to this he cofounded a hardware vendor supplying the global telecommunications market. At Sensory, Matt took the company from its genesis to over 70 employees, operating in four locations worldwide and supplier to vendors of network and security equipment including McAfee, LG, Astaro and others.
He is active with technology startups, including acting as an advisor to QuintessenceLabs, a quantum communications company in the defence sector, and until recently a non-executive director of Julius Finance, Inc. (now Benchmark Solutions), a New York based provider of advanced analytics for the credit derivatives market. He has raised approximately $40M USD in financing from venture capital, strategic investors and through government grants while running or assisting technology companies. For the last ten years has been an external lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney in Information Security, and starting in 2010, Technology Venture Formation. He is the co-author of over 20 US patent applications. In 2006, he was awarded the State Pearcey Award for contribution to the IT&T industry. In 2010 he was named Alumnus of the Year for the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Sydney. He is also a Governor of the Electrical Engineering Foundation.
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