- OnNetCo-Founder, COO, 2011 - present
- Blueworld CommunitiesCo-Founder, 2007 - 2011
- TouchlabOperations Manager, 2010 - 2011
I’m an award winning consumer internet and digital media entrepreneur.
Currently Founder of OnNet - an internet technology company that builds web and mobile publishing tools. OnNet has extensive experience in providing content through web, mobile (off deck and apps), sms and USSD channels.
Previously, I managed operations for Blueworld Communities (BWC), a company I founded with partners. BWC operates online communities in the entertainment, motoring and dating space and was acquired by Media24 (Africa's biggest media corporate owned by Naspers) in 2008.
BWC also created Afridoctor, the Award winning J2ME application that won the $85.000 Nokia Application Innovation Award.
In 2011, I was a founding member of Touchlab, an award winning mobile division within Naspers, that builds applications and tablet publications for iOS and Android.
I also own a publishing network including BandwidthBlog.com, an opinionated tech and internet news blog which has hit the homepage of Digg (back when that mattered), been referenced by ReadWriteWeb numerous times and has won awards such as a silver pixel at The Bookmarks and best technology blog in the SA Blog Awards. Other titles include CarBlog.co.za, SportBlog.co.za and Fintalk.co.za (acquired by Finweek).
I have 12 years of digital experience and started my first online community (Zoopedup.com) while still in high school.
I was also runner up for the ICT Young Entrepreneur of Africa Award in 2008, included in Mail & Guardian's top 200 young executives and nominated for 'Top 30 entrepreneurs under 30' in Africa.
Specialties: Online Publishing, Product Management, Project Management, Development Manager, Business Development, SEM, SMM, Public Speaking, Affiliate Marketing, Mobile (mobile web and native apps), Branding, Hiring, providing content through USSD and PRSMS.
- NetscopeMIT, 2004 - 2005
- City VarsityMultimedia Design, 2003 - 2004
- Harvard Business School Executive EducationExecutive Program, 2009 - 2009
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