Mike Knapp

Mike Knapp graduated from The University of Queensland with degrees in Computer Science and Law in 2003. After a stint as a Judge's Associate in the District Court of Queensland, and time with Google, Knapp decided his passion lay in online business and the start-up world.

Today, Knapp is best known as co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Shoes of Prey, an online shoe retailer that allows customers to design their own shoes.

Co-founded with Michael and Jodie Fox in Sydney in 2009, the trio's software engineering, business expertise and creative talents saw Shoes of Prey break even at two months and go on to achieve multi-million dollar revenue in less than two years.

Shoes of Prey has been recognised with many awards including the Online Retailer Hall of Fame 2016, Best International Conqueror 2015 and Online Retailer of the Year 2014 at the Online Retail Industry Awards, and Online Retailer of the Year 2013 at the Australian Retail Awards.

Knapp and his co-founders continue to expand the business, with their most recent fundraising round raising $US15.5 million in venture capital.


Distinguished Young Alumni Award


Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)