In A Nutshell
I believe that life is too short to settle for mediocrity, so I admire those who pursue breakthrough excellence in everything that they do.
My personal interests include languages, cooking, world history and boxing- although they tend to change every few years.
Sheraan Amod is serial technology entrepreneur, having founded high impact startups Personera, Springlab, and RecoMed. He also holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Cape Town.
Sheraan’s first company, Personera, was a world-first in combining social network content from Facebook into personalized published products, such as photo books and calendars. The company became one of three photo software reseller partners of Xerox Corporation, and the only web-to-print Facebook partner worldwide. Personera is a winner of the Enablis Business Launchpad, Top Technology 100 and Cape Town Entrepreneurship Competitions, and was backed by venture capital funds Hasso Plattner Ventures Africa and 4Di Capital. Personera remains highly active in the US and Canadian market.
Several years after starting Personera and moving back from New York City, Sheraan co-founded Springlab, a technology incubator and joint venture partner focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa. Springlab builds and invests in lean startups that solve real-world inefficiencies, and facilitates market entry for global technology companies. RecoMed was the first company launched by Springlab, enabling the public to find, book and rate a range of healthcare and wellness professionals online.
Sheraan also has significant leadership experience working with global NGOs, having previously been an International Telecommunication Union fellow, DiploFoundation representative at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum, and facilitator for for the International Youth Leadership Conference.
Sheraan shares his passion for entrepreneurship and innovation by contributing to various magazines and doing public speaking in South Africa and abroad. Sheraan has been named as one of the “Top 200 Young South Africans You Must Take to Lunch” by the Mail & Guardian Newspaper.
Sheraan currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa.