About

Background

• Used to be a 9-5er. Now I’m building a portfolio of overlapping online businesses.
• Advisor to B2B, D2C technology companies.
• Previously built two remote-friendly companies with operations across North America, Europe and APAC.
• 8+ years experience building disruptive products (martech & fintech).
• 10+ years sales & partnership experience.
2x Shorty Awards nominee (User Generated Content & Real Time Response).

What I’m up to now

Cofounder — Cedar Spring Recreation

Agregado advises, builds, buys and scales FCF-friendly international internet businesses. Core areas of focus are fully remote/hybrid workforce enablement, individual’s success & wellness in the creator economy and general digital mental health. Basically we’re backing businesses and creators building for the greater good of the many; not the few.

Board Advisor — VMG Digital

Agregado advises, builds, buys and scales FCF-friendly international internet businesses. Core areas of focus are fully remote/hybrid workforce enablement, individual’s success & wellness in the creator economy and general digital mental health. Basically we’re backing businesses and creators building for the greater good of the many; not the few.

Before

Founder & Principal — Agregado

Agregado advises, builds, buys and scales FCF-friendly international internet businesses. Basically we’re backing businesses and creators building for the greater good of the many; not the few.

Business Growth Advisor — NZTE

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise is the government agency charged with helping New Zealand businesses to grow internationally.

Oversaw a portfolio of technology companies with a primary focus on North American growth. Was a member of Design Team, reviewing organization’s delivery model and includes COVID19s impact on doing business as an export nation and ways business models and organizational leadership may need change.

VP BD Mish Guru

Mish Guru is the #1 Marketing Platform for Snapchat and Instagram Stories. Senior leadership role spanning across sales, account management, customer success and product development. Deep understanding of Social Media’s transition to a Stories-first ecosystem in 2019. Experience on driving internationally recognized campaigns in the vertical space and multiple years experience with global brands and agencies.

Instagram Stories | Snapchat | Facebook Stories | TikTok

Director, Equity Crowdfunding Platform — PledgeMe

PledgeMe is New Zealand’s only crowdfunding platform licensed to offer access to capital via equity, lending and rewards-based crowdfunding. I led the Equity Platform from its launch through the initial years where we successfully closed +50% of New Zealand’s first ever equity crowdfunding rounds. I also created CrowdfundingU, an accelerator style program still utilized today. During this time we also obtained our Lending license (secured and unsecured lending) as well as created PledgeMe Private to facilitate non-public seed and early stage investment rounds up to $2m and later setup operations in Australia.

(For more info on this work or to see past employment check my Linkedin.)

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