Justin is a 29-year old entrepreneur and venture investor from Cape Town, South Africa. He is founder, CEO, director, advisor, or investor to various companies in the technology sector.
Since deciding to depart high-school early to pursue his business ambitions, and subsequently founding his first startup at age 18, Justin has been involved in startups and entrepreneurial endeavours.
After a number of false starts in the wake of the dotcom crash in 2001, he ultimately went on to successfully launch and grow an Internet based software company from a garage in the suburbs of Cape Town, using a desktop computer, phone and an old PC as a server.
Today he is co-founding general partner of Cape Town based early-stage technology venture capital firm 4Di Capital, and co-founder and CEO of diversified investment holdings/management company and family office, 4Di Group.
As co-founder of the Silicon Cape Initiative in 2009, designed to highlight and foster South Africa’s emerging tech startup ecosystem, Justin fully believes in South Africa’s potential as a global technology innovation hub.
In 2011, he was listed in the Mail & Guardian ‘Top 200 Young South Africans’ for the year, in 2012, listed in ‘Ten Young African Millionaires to Watch’ by Forbes, and in 2013, listed again by Forbes for ‘30 Under 30: Africa’s Best Young Entrepreneurs’.
Other than startups, Justin’s passions include performance cars, great food and wine, boating, travel, photography and making music.