Finder cofounder Fred Schebesta shaved off his golden locks to raise funds for cancer research

- May 9, 2024 2 MIN READ
Finder cofounders Jeremy Cabral, Fred Schebesta and Frank Restuccia.
Finder cofounders Jeremy Cabral, Fred Schebesta following his Leukaemia Foundation shearing and Frank Restuccia.
Tomorrow, scalps across Australia will be revealed for a good cause when around 16,000 people lose their hair as part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s annual fundraiser World’s Greatest Shave.

Finder cofounder Fred Shebesta is among them and one of Australia’s top 10 fundraisers, collecting more than $26,000 in donations.

More than $10 million has been raised nationally so far.

But as a man who knows a thing or two about first mover advantage, the most colourful hair in Australian tech has already parted ways with cryptocurrency evangelist, who’s now sporting a Bitcoin logo shaved onto the side of his head.

Schebesta hosted 70 business leaders to his Sydney seaside home on May 2, also shaving off his beard for the pledge of an additional $5000 in donations. Three others, including Blockchain Collective’s Nathan Burns, and Trent Scheirs, cofounder of Grant Help, also got the chop.

Cripes said Fred: Schebesta loses his locks to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Before crypto Samson cut his hair he visited the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney to meet the Leukaemia Foundation CEO Chris Tanti and researchers to learn more about their work.

“It was an amazing experience to be part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave to help raise money for cancer treatments and support families impacted by blood cancer,” he said.

“I learnt a lot about blood cancer treatments and the groundbreaking work they are doing at the Charles Perkins Centre, which receives funding from this initiative.

“Knowing that our efforts are helping to fund vital research and support services for those affected by blood cancer is incredibly rewarding. I’m thankful for the generosity and support from so many people who came together for such a worthy cause.”


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Schebesta also held a silent auction at his May 2 fundraiser featuring sporting memorabilia, lunch with him and even a lock of his hair.

Rumours that it was bought by the National Museum of Australia have only been spread by Startup Daily.

If you’re keen to support the Finder cofounder and do your part to support leukaemia research and families dealing with blood cancer, you can donate to Fred’s campaign here. Donations are tax deductible.

And of course he’s taken it to the next level offering donors the chance to contribute crypto for the first time ever, pledging to convert the donations to Australian dollars for the Foundation.

For all Ethereum compatible coins: Eth, arbitrum, optimism, bsc, stablecoins and ether available: 0x5718cFD1DC20680B16Ee3F2d2E46e0b73CcC2CAD

For BTC: bc1qnlr8kurnvgygksuglhah5wv3u80c6nh542tq8d

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