I’m a serial failure having started and killed several businesses since my first back in '97 (Clearly New Media, when media was new and CD-ROM’s were going to rock).
I’m currently running a small software business called Western Cape Labs in the most instragram-able city in the world, Cape Town, South Africa where I moved two and half years ago from London with my wife and three kids.
We run a niche eCommerce business called On The Way which runs on a platform I built and a consultancy that actually pays the bills. The consultancy mainly builds smart apps for dumb phones (think healthcare applications on a Nokia you had 10 years ago) and web applications.
All four of my previous businesses have been bootstrapped completely but Western Cape Labs was funded for it’s first 9 months by some friends who believed in our crazy dream so I guess I’ve now “cheated” but we’re back to bootstrapping now!
I’m a huge believer in open sharing so really hoping this thing flies in a way that benefits those who take the time to stop by.