Alan is a South African-trained, chartered accountant. He’s been both a founder and an investor in a number of start-ups and other businesses over the past 30 years. Prior to his involvement with HIRO, Alan was director and CFO of Get Price Limited, a premier online shopping-comparison site in Australia, which was sold to News Corp; he was also director and CFO of Backlife Limited, a developer of patented, home-use, medical devices for alleviating lower back pain. Alan invested in several successful start-ups including, Valis, and NetCustomized.