I grew up in Paarl, South Africa, 50 km from Cape Town and attended Paarl Boys’ High School. I was very active with Scouts South Africa during my high school years leading projects while enjoying the great outdoors. I tried my hand at my first business venture, a rugby squad management app, in 2015. Thereafter I founded AckerView in 2016. I started studying Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cape Town in 2017 and have taken a year off in 2018 to work on AckerView. My hobbies include mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing and wine tasting.