Our Mission

Our story

As professional developers of financial solutions, it is our duty to look after the financial well-being of the people around us. However, in 2015 we came to the stark realization that even our award-winning products were missing the mark. What we discovered that led to the creation of BetterWage is that our focus was in the wrong place. What the world needed was a better way to earn money. Cutting edge insurance and investment products are worthless to you if you don’t have enough income to acquire them. The cost of living today is insane and too many people are struggling to keep their heads above water. Relying on income from a single source is no longer a sustainable solution. Once we realized there was a better way, there was no going back.


What the world needed was a better way to earn money.


We created BetterWage.com, a GPS for finding online income opportunities. Tell the WageFinder™ where you want to go and it will find you the apps and websites to empower you to get there. For example, on your way home from work, you can give someone a lift through Uber and earn extra income; you can rent out a room in your home through Airbnb or offer freelancing services to people on the other side of the world through Upwork. There are hundreds of opportunities like this and we have arranged them all into one place at BetterWage.com.


We created BetterWage.com, a GPS for finding online income opportunities.



We are amped and committed to continually provide you with top tips, guides, cheat sheets and hacks to catapult your income potential. It’s time to stop drowning, start living!


Dean & Rudie


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Our Founders



Dean Furman - Co-Founder & CEO


Dean’s an actuary who has spent most of his career developing award-winning products for multinational financial services companies.

Dean thinks differently and thinks BIG, which explains in part the numerous awards he has scooped for innovative product design and solutions.

These days, he is driven to make BetterWage a huge success and that means helping people all over the world earn more and live better lives.

In his spare time you’ll find him hanging out with his wife and two daughters, at Shul or playing with his Australian Shepherds Panda and Teddy.



Rudie Shepherd - Co-Founder & CDO


A former enterprise architect for a large financial services company, Rudie has seen and done it all when it comes to computer systems. In a former life, his job was to automate people out of jobs – but nowadays he prefers to help people use technology to find jobs and have a better life. Computers should work for people... not the other way around.

He doesn't really believe in the concept of spare time but can be found tinkering with internet things and 3D printers and taking lessons in interacting with humans from his wife and two children.



Edward Chr. Kieswetter - InnoRuption Holdings founding director & Catalyst


With a conviction that great companies disrupt themselves, Edward created InnoRuption Holdings, which birthed BetterWage with the purpose to meaningfully impact people’s lives.

Now retired from the financial services sector, Edward is a professor at the Da Vinci Institute and still takes pleasure in mentoring Fintech startups.