The UQ Business School Alumnus who turned a dream into a $585m business

17 September 2019

Stephen Dash arrived in the US seven years ago with a suitcase and a dream. Recently, the humble Brisbane innovator sold his financial technology start-up, Credible, for a whopping $585 million.

After being awarded valedictorian of UQ Business School in 2015, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce and first-class honours, Mr Dash took his career to Sydney. His experience dealing with a range of banks and insurance companies as an investment banking analyst with JP Morgan, served him well at Credible years later.

Mr Dash, who landed in California at age 28 with one suitcase but several years’ finance experience (including a couple of dud ventures), set about offering an alternative for financial leading. Credible was created to give consumers pre-qualified offers of credit within three minutes. The idea came about after Mr Dash saw how the US mortgage industry was crippling young people trying to get ahead in their careers. Credible who sells student loans and mortgages marketplace sold to Fox Corporation for $585 million.

This article was published by The Courier-Mail.

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