Startup Grind Auckland is excited to welcome to Jake Millar, Co-Founder of Unfiltered for a fireside chat.
Jake founded his first startup at age 18 before selling it to the NZ Government one year later. Unfiltered, a business media startup raised $1.2 million in seed capital in preparation for its launch in the U.S. market earlier this year.
Join us to hear Jake's inspirational journey, his advice for starting a business, validating an idea, raising seed funding and more. Come and network with the local startup and entrepreneur community over pizza and drinks.
Jake Millar is a 22-year-old New Zealand-born new-media and education entrepreneur currently expanding his second venture into the United States. He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Unfiltered, his second startup in the past two years. He founded his first startup when he was 18 and sold it one year later to the New Zealand government.
Jake Millar is the 22-year-old Co-Founder of Unfiltered.
After graduating from Christchurch Boys' High School where he was Head Boy, Jake turned down a $40,000 law scholarship and decided to launch his own startup straight out of high school, after being inspired by Richard Branson's autobiography, "Losing My Virginity ."
He started his first company OOMPHER as an 18-year-old, before selling it to the NZ Government one year later. Jake then weighed up several options, before deciding to launch business learning platform Unfiltered with Yuuki Ogino in November 2015.
In March 2017, Unfiltered raised $1.2 million in seed capital in preparation for its launch in the U.S. market , from one of the most impressive groups ever to invest into a New Zealand startup, including: Rob Fyfe (CEO, Icebreaker), Kevin Roberts (Founder, Red Rose Consulting), Sara Tetro (Founder, 62 Models), Diane Foreman (CEO, Emerald Group), Tim Norton (Founder, 90 Seconds) , the Huljich Family, amongst others.
Rob Fyfe and Kevin Roberts both serve on Unfiltered's Board of Directors.
Now spending most of his time in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Jake is passionate about filming world-changing interviews with the most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders on the planet, to give everyone in the world the opportunity to learn directly from the very best, globally.
All while building a multi-million dollar startup, Jake has interviewed over 350 of the world's most successful people, including Sir Richard Branson, Jordan Belfort, Ian Wright (Co-Founder, Tesla), Miguel McKelvey (Co-Founder, WeWork) and Don Valentine (Founder, Sequoia Capital).