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 — but with more failures than I can remember. 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, Bali.
Photo above by the incredibly talented Naude Heunis in Cape Town, South Africa