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Start-Up Sensation, Co-Founder & CEO of Unfiltered.

I have a passion for telling stories that haven’t been told before. This is what Unfiltered is about.

Jake Millar is the 24-year-old, Los Angeles-based, Co-Founder and CEO of Unfiltered. He is also founder of the Jake Millar Foundation and a Global Advisory Board Member at DocuSign.

After graduating as Head Boy from his high school in New Zealand, Jake turned down a $40,000 law scholarship and decided to launch his own startup straight out of high school after being inspired by Sir Richard Branson's autobiography, Losing My Virginity.

He started his first company OOMPHER at the age of 18 to inspire the next generation of future leaders. Within six months the business was acquired by the New Zealand Government. Jake then weighed up several options before deciding to launch business learning platform Unfiltered in November 2015.

Unfiltered exists to drive fast business learning and democratize the knowledge and wisdom of the world’s most successful leaders. Unfiltered's dream is to inspire business brilliance and be admired as the best business learning platform in the world.

Unfiltered has raised $2.2 million in capital to expand operations into the United States from global investors including Kevin Roberts, The Huljich Family, Sir Eion Edgar, Tim Norton, Jonty Kelt and Adrian Burr.

Jake has interviewed over 350 of the world's most successful leaders including Sir Richard Branson, Four Star General Stanley McChrystal (former Commander U.S. Forces - Afghanistan), Rick Caruso (Founder & CEO, Caruso Affiliated), Ian Wright (Co-Founder, Tesla), Miguel McKelvey (Co-Founder, WeWork), Tina Sharkey (Co-Founder, Brandless), Dan Goldin (Former-Administrator, NASA) and Don Valentine (Founder, Sequoia Capital).

In addition to his business commitments, Jake is also a passionate philanthropist. In 2018 he served as an Ambassador for Lifeline, and raised $245,500 to fight youth suicide in New Zealand. Jake is also the founder of the Jake Millar Scholarships at Greymouth High School and Grey Main School which he launched to inspire and encourage creativity and entrepreneurship in future generations.

Jake is an Ambassador for BMW (he claims he was a Formula 1 driver in a past life). He is a born adrenaline junkie and spends his spare time skydiving, bungy jumping, skiing, learning to fly and pushing his limits at the Burning Man festival in Nevada.

In April 2018, Jake was appointed to the DocuSign Global Advisory Board. Jake has received recognition for his business achievements including being named in Forbes Magazine’s ‘30 Under 30’ North America & Canada in 2018, and in CSQ’s NextGen: ‘40 Under 40’: Innovation and Technology in 2019.


- 2014 Successful exit of first startup OOMPHER aged 19 years-old
- 2015 Co-founded
- 2018 Appointed to DocuSign Global Advisory Board
- 2018 Ambassador for Lifeline raising over $200,000 to fight youth suicide
- 2018 Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30: Education - U.S. & Canada
- 2019 CSQ NextGen 40 Under 40: Innovation & Technology
- 2018 Forbes 30 under 30: Education
- 2019 CSQ NextGen 40 Under 40: Innovation & Technology
- DocuSign Global Advisory Board

Talking Points

Entrepreneurship & entrepreneurs

Jake’s story and journey building his two successful start-ups - OOMPHER and

Business advice from the best

Lessons from interviewing the world's best business minds, and how these individuals create extreme value.

Sales & Marketing

How to attract world-class talent.


This keynote unpacks Jake’s story from a small town in New Zealand to an entrepreneur with two successful start-ups behind him. Jake discusses how to design and build a life on your own terms as well as the power of goal setting and a thirty-year plan.

Why Choose Jake Millar?

  • A unique presenter with a fresh perspective – sharing both an inspirational story and has business experience to envy.
  • Jake has both his own entrepreneurial success plus the wisdom from the hundreds of global business leaders he has interviewed.
  • A true story of living your dreams and making it happen! From small town New Zealand to Global business leader.
Jake Millar captivated the audience when he presented to the New Zealand Chartered Accountants's 28 member firms at their Christchurch Conference. His presentation was honest and inspiring. I am confident Jake's success story will be told many times as he continues to make his mark on the world stage. Marshall & Heaphy

Jake Millar is an outstanding young man who is already making his mark on the world and is without a doubt a young New Zealander to watch closely. He has a great story to tell about his progress to date and he tells it in an honest and totally engaging way. Jake presented to 370 Canterbury Business people at Inspire 2016 and was one of the star presenters amongst a stellar offering.

Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce

We invited Jake to speak at the prize-giving for people with innovative ideas, which was attended by over 500 people. Jake told a story that was not only relevant to the audience, but also deeply engaging and captivating. He left the audience inspired - many of them said so themselves - and I would highly recommend Jake if you're looking for someone to tell an incredible story about business and entrepreneurship.

Velocity - The University of Auckland

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Courtney Timm

VP - Talent & Partner Relations

Let's talk, enquire with Courtney now

Courtney Timm

VP - Talent & Partner Relations

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