I grew up London during the dotcom era and have been fortunate to be surrounded by much entrepreneurial opportunity and the sharp evolution of technology. After unfortunately suffering 2nd degree burns from a traumatic accident with boiling water as a toddler, I learned at a very early age, that life isn’t easy, and have developed an inner resilience and adaptability that’s one of the secrets of my success.
Having featured on major TV shows in the UK, and on stage from just 8 years old, I've been in the limelight for most of my career. From presenting to acting & singing on stage, I later excelled as a determined entrepreneur, that laid claim to several awards, patents, innovative products & companies.
Founding my first business at age 14, I pioneered the development of an online games platform, in 3 different continents. After studying Architecture at University in Manchester, and being awarded the ‘Duke of Edinburgh Award’ for Commerce at school, I founded my first serious company in 1999, which assisted thousands of UK businesses to make the leap online; the company was later sold to 123Reg.
My next venture created futuristic online gaming solutions, that were a much fairer alternative to chance based games, based on users skill rather than luck. The company saw investment from major players including Michael Spencer (ICAP) and partners such as Orange, Virgin, The Mirror Group & Conde Nast, among others. Our online platform and company soared in value of over the next 3 years.
Then I developed PokerControls, revolutionary patented hardware & software products, for major gaming brands. Our innovative products were adored by the industry media, and sold in major retail stores across Europe & the US, including Argos & Target. We later produced smartphone apps to mimic our hardware devices, which were sold in even larger quantities.
Since then, I’ve been fortuitous to have been involved in many high-profile technology businesses, and the global start-up ecosystem in general. As Co-founder of Tech Talk Media, we created a unprecedented platform for entrepreneurs and start-ups to reach hundreds of millions of potential customers, partners and investors around the world, and benefit from the engagement & reach of TV viewership.
Season One of our latest TV Series, TechTalk, released on Amazon Prime & Apple TV in Oct 2019. We have more Seasons & titles in production, such as TechTalk NASA Specials, The Cannabis Biz, Women in Charge, The Rise of A.I. & TechHeroes which are due to be released throughout 2020.