‘I think that people who are genuinely interested in what they’re doing will continuously evolve and change and eventually create something that people want.’
After selling off RoboInvest, Michael launched his third company, Third Party Technologies, in 2015 with a mission to make US financial markets accessible to everybody, especially Australians.
‘Third Party finally provides the underlying infrastructure to allow companies to build products that automate the investment process for retail investors. As you speak to more people around the world you realise that the growth companies are all available [to invest in] in America but not accessible to anyone else. It shouldn’t be the case, so this is the one I want to keep working on and just keep building up.’
While it hasn’t been an easy road to take, Michael’s certain that he’s running his own race. ‘It’s a grind and the world moves very fast now but if you surround yourself with good people, mentors, other people who have done it before, be open-minded and keep a positive mental attitude, you can solve global problems and have fun while doing it. I’m always open to learning new things and I think it’s made me a better person.’