|University of Cape Town, LLB||1992|
Randal is an experienced business/brand/community builder.
He is currently an Advisor to Fox Interactive Media, Massive Interactive and Chairman of Creative Enclave, a social games developer. He is also the founder of Metarand.com, a social media analyst and blog covering this space globally.
He was Director, Business Development for a major Australian Center of Excellence in Information & Communications Technology.
In this role, he:
Created a staged gate commercialization process.
Set up an Entrepreneur in Residence Program.
Created three venture backed spin out companies.
Previously he was CEO of the Australian Distributed Incubator where he invested into 18 early stage companies. The portfolio included a mix of mobile and information technology companies.
Randal has experience as both an entrepreneur and intrapreneur, eg:
At First Tuesday, he was a key member of the team that grew this business networking start up to 500,000 members in 110 cities, facilitating over $150 million in capital raisings (acquired by Yazam).
As New Ventures Manager at global publishing house Wolters Kluwer, he created joint ventures and spin outs in the online arena. Eg, he built ComStrata, an online management, ecommerce and financial system for the strata industry (acquired by InSite), as well as LawStream, a specialist legal portal, which attracted a million page views in its first month (in 1998!)
Earlier in his career, as corporate counsel at listed conglomerate Email Limited, he worked on acquisitions and divestments and ecommerce activities.
He has been writing and commenting on the Internet, digital and social media arenas for over a decade and is an accomplished professional writer, publisher and editor.