The Unicorns Podcast connects you to some of the best and brightest founders, CEOs, executives, business owners, VCs and inspiring leaders who make things happen and inspire others.

Hosted by former broadcast journalist and PR veteran, Justin Kelly, we chat to leaders on the front line on how to get started, what it takes to build a successful business, how to overcome challenges, and advice for those on a similar journey.

In this episode, Justin speaks with Matt Leibowitz, founder and CEO of online and brokerage platform Stake.

Stake is an online stockbroker that offers trading in U.S. shares for Australians. Through Stake you can buy whole or fractional shares in U.S. listed companies for $0 brokerage.

Stake was established in Australia in 2017 and has quickly become one of the largest stock trading applications providing non-US users access to United States sharemarkets. It has opened up its services to other countries, including New Zealand, the UK and Brazil.

The Stake app is a share trading platform that gives Australians, and other users outside the US, access to US sharemarkets without the need for a United States trading account.

With over 6,000 different stocks and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) available to trade, Stake account users are given everything they need to make investments in shares they have selected.

In this episode Matt talks through how the company began, how Stake has disrupted traditional ways to trade shares, the upcoming Australian launch, his advice for starting a business and his big plans for the future.

Tune in below.