3 Sentence Bio
A curious student of the Techno-Info Era.
I’m a passionate entrepreneur. I believe that life is too short to settle for mediocrity, so I admire those who pursue breakthrough excellence in what they do.
The industries I enjoy working in are startups, technology, media and the web.
Sheraan Amod is the Co-founder and CEO of Personera, the first personalized photo products platform for Facebook.
Personera has a number of international commercial partners, including close relationships with Xerox Corporation and Facebook (as part of their Preferred Developer Consultants program), and is a venture capital backed company. The company is also a winner of the Enablis Launchpad, Top Technology 100 and Cape Town Entrepreneurship competitions.
Sheraan also has significant leadership experience working with NGOs. He was previously awarded an International Telecommunication Union fellowship to attend the United Nations Internet Governance Forum in Rio de Janeiro as a youth representative, and soon went on to become the global social networking Focal Point for DiploFoundation- an Internet Governance focused educational NGO.
His fascination and involvement with worldwide leadership, politics, governance and law ultimately led to his appointment as facilitator at the 15th International Youth Leadership Conference in Prague. Sheraan was identified as part of the Brightest Young Minds project in 2007.
Sheraan is passionate about technology, startups, and Internet culture. He started the Cape Town edition of StartupDigest, a localized weekly events list for entrepreneurs that set the record for highest subscribed newsletter outside the USA.
Sheraan has been called one of the “Top 200 Young South Africans You Must Take to Lunch” by the Mail & Guardian Newspaper. He holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Cape Town.