Thanks for visiting my corner of the Internet.
On here I write and talk about stuff that’s on my mind, lessons that I’ve learned as well as what I’m still figuring out.
Take all of the advice on here with a pinch of salt – I am by no means an expert on anything. I do however have a lot of battle scars, quite a bit of experience and made the time to chat with people who are much smarter than me! I want to summarise all of that for you.
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 was Chief Executive Officer at miDrive (raised $8m), Chief Product Officer at Livedrive (exited to j2 Global), and Chief Operating Officer at Zillion Commerce.
Last year I wrote a book, “10 Minute Guide to Fundraising: Get Funding for your Startup“. I was also included in Forbes 30 Under 30.
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