I'm an entrepreneur based in Singapore. I'm 33, enjoy cooking, diving and making music. I've been writing software for about 15 years.
I've started 2 companies, had one successful acquisition, and failed a bunch of times along the way. I've consulted / advised some of the world's biggest internet companies, including Cookpad and Renren, respectively Japan's biggest recipe portal and China's biggest social network.
I am currently based in Singapore although I spend most of my time traveling regionally. I am CEO/Founder of Beatrix, a software-as-a-service product. It's a refreshingly simple content creation tool for social media. If you manage social media for a business and have ever thought "I don't know what to post..." give Beatrix a try :)
Previously I lived in Japan for 10 years.
I spent my early years in Japan at digital ad agencies such as Dentsu.
In Japan I started a popular recipe portal that went on to be featured by TIME magazine and was later acquired.
After selling my company I joined one of Japan's largest luxury online retailers Glamour Sales as CTO, building the e-commerce and marketing automation infrastructure that supports millions of dollars in annual transactions.
I speak fluent Japanese.
I was born and studied in the UK. I have a degree in Accounting & Finance. I'm half Brit and half Chinese.
You can find me on various social platforms:
- Twitter - interesting links and smartass commentary
- Instagram - mostly food and travel pictures
- Linkedin - for business contacts!
- Facebook - for friends!
- Github - a few open source projects
Nuyou Magazine December 2013
Wall Street Journal Street Fashion December 2013
Local Singapore Coffee January 2013
Harpers Bazaar Singapore February 2012
Cameo in a Japanese Mens Mag July 2011