I am determined to put a (positive) dent in the universe.
I launched my first online business aged 15, and have been hooked ever since. Over the course of the past 16 years I’ve started and sold some startups. In total I’ve helped raise over $100m in funding, and assisted in $100m+ exits.
I’m currently Global Head of Product for Investments AI at AIG, a machine learning team responsible for pioneering algorithms that both mitigate risk and generate alpha within equity and fixed income markets, assisting in the management of over $320 billion.
Prior to this I was Chief Executive Officer at miDrive (raised $10m), Chief Product Officer at Livedrive (exited to j2 Global), and Chief Operating Officer at Zillion Commerce.
In 2017 I wrote a book, “10 Minute Guide to Fundraising: Get Funding for your Startup“. I was also included in Forbes 30 Under 30 (technology). More recently, in 2020, I wrote another book, “10 Minute Guide to Mental Fitness“.
In my spare time, I like to travel, take photos, write and paint. I’m a fan of Alan Watts, Banksy, Ben Howard, and Bill Gates. I’m currently immersing myself in blockchain, artificial intelligence, social sharing and my health.
Countries visited (in no particular order): Australia, USA (Hawaii, California, Florida, New York), France, Italy, Spain, Thailand, UAE, Singapore, Ireland, South Africa, Zambia, Maldives, Russia, Germany, Malta, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Greece, Barbados, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines & Mauritius. Next up, Maldives.
Photo above by the incredibly talented Naude Heunis in Cape Town, South Africa