Tim Fung. Source: Supplied

Finance
Stephanie Palmer-Derrien

Behind the curtain: Airtasker founder Tim Fung on what it’s really like to take your company public

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Stephanie Palmer-Derrien
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Last month, entrepreneur Tim Fung rang the bell at the Australian Stock Exchange and stepped into a new era as head of a multi-million dollar public company that he built from scratch.

Fung launched Airtasker back in 2012, building out the business from his living room floor alongside co-founder Jonathan Lui, and getting a head start on the gig-economy frenzy that was about to engulf Australia.

Nine years later, he was watching Airtasker’s share price climb on IPO day.

The share price spiked about 76% on debut, and at the time of writing Fung is chief executive of a business worth just over $554 million.

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