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 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.

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

In 2017 I wrote a book, "10 Minute Guide to Fundraising: Get Funding for your Startup". More recently, in 2020, I wrote another book, "10 Minute Guide to Mental Fitness". I also launched 10 Minute Guides, for fun.

Also in 2017, I got listed 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, Carl Sagan, Banksy, Basquiat, Picasso, George Condo, Ben Howard, Ludovico Einaudi 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, Amalfi Coast. Next up, Maldives.

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