About

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 12 years I’ve started and sold some startups, and had even more failures than I can remember. In total I’ve helped raise over $50m in funding, and assisted in $100m+ exits.

As for specific roles, I’m currently Global Head of Product for Science at AIG, a machine learning focused team responsible for pioneering algorithms that both mitigate risk and generate alpha within equity and fixed income markets, assisting in the management of over $480 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.

I’m an advisor to Simba Sleep (raised $76m), London based venture capital firm EC1 Capital and Richard Branson’s Virgin Startup.

Last year I wrote a book, “10 Minute Guide to Fundraising: Get Funding for your Startup“. In 2017, I was also included in Forbes 30 Under 30 (technology).

In my spare time, I like to travel, take photos, write and paint. I’m a fan of Alan Watts, Banksy, Naval Ravikant, Ben Howard, and Bill Gates. 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, Bali.

Photo above by the incredibly talented Naude Heunis in Cape Town, South Africa 

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