I'm a techie to the core. Skillset and mentality. I believe in the emerging "technocracy" -> I enjoy seeing intelligent and skilled people lead the world forward and earn their right to do so.
I build technology companies - as founder and through incubator / funding.
I graduated with my first degree (BSc. software engineering) at 19 and was pretty excited to jumpstart on an early career in tech. I never really celebrate about achievements though; I'm already eager for the next thing. I didnt attend my own graduations - any of them...usually because I was working.
In numbers its pretty simple: I've been tech-lead/tech-founder of 7 successful tech startups, 2 that exited big ($3bn, $6bn) and a third that might soon. But my favorite achievements were what I did with that money. Spent 90% of it building NGO's and NPO's in the world's most devastated and exploited regions.
Now I'm building a company that I think will really do something meaningful. Putting both of my careers in academics and technology together, to solve education technology. Have also built the first private technology incubator in southeast asia.