It is not often we can say that a South African had such influence on massive international organisations, but with Willem van Biljon we can ;)
Willem co-founded Mosaic Software that was on of the top three payment processing platforms in the world - and sold to S1 Corp in 2004.
At Amazon, Willem (with Chris Pinkham & Christopher Brown) led the team that developed EC2 - which is now Amazons AWS (Amazon Web Services).
In 2006 Willem co-founded Nimbula which was funded by Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners which was then acquired by Oracle.
Willem is now the co-CEO and CTO of Takealot.com - SA's largest online retailer.
*After hosting 50 events, Guillaume will be handing over the baton in Cape Town to the very capable and experienced Sandras Phiri from September. G isn't going anywhere, but he will be standing down from hosting the Cape Town chapter of Startup Grind, so that he can focus on his full-time role (working for Startup Grind HQ overseeing the 300 chapters around the world). He will also continue running Startup Grind Pretoria monthly.
It is not often we can say that a South African had such influence on massive international organisations, but with Willem van Biljon, we can ;)
Willem co-founded Mosaic Software, Developed Amazon's EC2 (AWS), co-founded Nimbula (acquired by Oracle) and is now co-CEO & CTO of Takealot.com.