Mathew commenced his career as a banking and finance solicitor at global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, before launching a series of businesses in the real estate and technology spheres.
In 2013 Mathew co-founded Digital Classifieds Group, a business focussed on developing online classifieds in emerging markets. The company initially launched in Papua New Guinea with the website Hausples.com.pg, the countries leading real estate portal, quickly followed by the acquisition of Marketmeri.com Papua New Guinea’s leading general classifieds website.
Digital Classifieds Group has snowballed since launch and now operates real estate and general classifieds websites in Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Cambodia and Laos. The business has attracted a range of strategic investors, including the founders of Allhomes.com.au, Canberra’s leading real estate portal which was sold to Fairfax Ltd in 2014 for AUD $55+ million.