Jake Millar is the 23-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of Unfiltered.
After graduating from Christchurch Boys' High School where he was Head Boy, Jake turned down a $40,000 law scholarship and decided to launch his own startup straight out of high school, after being inspired by Richard Branson's autobiography, "Losing My Virginity."
He started his first company OOMPHER as an 18-year-old, before selling it to the NZ Government one year later. Jake then weighed up several options, before deciding to launch business learning platform Unfiltered with Yuuki Ogino in November 2015.
To date, Unfiltered has raised $2.2 million in capital to expand into the USA, from one of the most impressive groups ever to invest into a New Zealand startup, including: Rob Fyfe (CEO, Icebreaker), Kevin Roberts (Founder, Red Rose Consulting), Sara Tetro (Founder, 62 Models), Diane Foreman (CEO, Emerald Group), Tim Norton (Founder, 90 Seconds) and the Huljich Family, amongst others.
Now spending most of his time across New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Jake is passionate about filming world-changing interviews with the most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders on the planet, to give everyone in the world the opportunity to learn directly from the very best.
All while building a multi-million dollar startup, Jake has interviewed over 350 of the world's most successful people, including Sir Richard Branson, Jordan Belfort, Ian Wright (Co-Founder, Tesla), Miguel McKelvey (Co-Founder, WeWork), Tina Sharkey (Co-Founder, Brandless) and Don Valentine (Founder, Sequoia Capital).
In November 2018, Jake was named in Forbes Magazine’s ‘30 Under 30’ list of individuals to watch for Education in North America.