START-UP & SMALL BUSINESS
Work: Co-founder and CEO of Tripr; Co-founder and Director of Kola Gold
Education: BA, Eton College; MA (Engineering), Oxford University
Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa
Current Hinge City: London
Influence: 71 friends on Hinge
Your most embarrassing date moment?
It was a first date and I was a little nervous. I thought I could calm the nerves by picking a local and very familiar restaurant. It was only as we sat down to our table, that I realized this was a terrible mistake. Only one table away were my parents, who wasted no time at all in coming over and introducing themselves.
What career accomplishment are you most proud of?
I am most proud of founding Tripr with my friend and business partner Alick. I was living in the Congolese jungle at the time, working on a gold exploration project that I had started with my brother. We had a Skype call over a satellite connection from my tent, and came up with the idea for starting Tripr. Nine months later, the app is live!
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