Today I focus most of my energy on my startup, AffinityLive where I’m CEO and one of the co-founders. I started AffinityLive with three friends and former colleagues to make it easier, less chaotic and more profitable to run a growing professional service business.
Prior to starting AffinityLive (and in many ways as inspiration) I started and grew a successful digital agency Internetrix from a solo venture in my apartment up to hundreds of clients ranging from small businesses through to the federal government and a prestigious partnership with Google. Also prior to AffinityLive, I co-founded Omnidrive, which TechCrunch called “online storage perfection“. While that business wasn’t successful, I learned a lot of lessons which I now put to good use both as an entrepreneur and an investor.
In addition to running AffinityLive, I’m also a foundation investor and mentor in Startmate (Australia’s version of Y-Combinator).
I was born and grew up in Wollongong, NSW, a city of about a quarter million about an hour south of Australia’s largest city, Sydney. In August 2011 I moved to San Francisco to take my company’s product, AffinityLive, to market, and I live here today with my fiance Carrie and dog Charlie.