People often refer to my biography when they want to learn a bit more about who I am, why I exist and what I do.
Ted is a serial entrepreneur who has been creating online companies from the age of 12. He setup his first online business, Rediz, an affiliate-based shopping portal, under his father’s signature as he was too young to sign contracts with the likes of iTunes, Amazon, and eBay himself.
A number of mixed successes followed, including search engine SurfPony.com, cloud storage platform UploadPod.com, travel agency TravelArena, and music site Clastaz.com; all before his 15th birthday. His exploits did not go unnoticed, and Ted was snapped up by agency BrandNew, where in his role as Head of Mobile, he was responsible for a series of mobile products for major brands, most notably the BBC.
Around his 17th Birthday, he launched a facial recognition application on the App Store and became the first teenager in the world to achieve 1,000,000 App Store downloads. Following on from the launch of his successful applications, Ted’s first brush with the media limelight came via his much talked about next venture, anonymous gossip forum LittleGossip.com, which included a TV spot on the BBC’s Panorama, as well as being featured in The Telegraph, The Daily Mail and The Guardian. Many lessons were learned from this experience!
Aged 19, Ted licensed his facial recognition software to News International, which won him a position there as Head of Digital Product Innovation, where he launched and managed mobile products for The Sun, The Times, and The Sunday Times.
After one year in the role, Ted raised investment from a group including Steve Pankhurst, Co-Founder of FriendsReunited to found the digital product incubator, Liquid5. After joining forces with Nick Reffitt, the company became Tapdaq in its present form, where he now serves as CEO and co-founder.
In September 2014, the company confirmed one of the biggest tech seed rounds in Europe with the completion of $1.4m seed funding led by Balderton Capital and Open Ocean Capital. Shortly after, Ted was recognised in the prestigious Forbes magazine as one of the 30 Under 30’s for his work on Tapdaq. More recently in March 2015, Ted was awarded ‘Global Mobile Innovator Of The Year’ at The Mobile World Congress, the largest mobile event in the world with over 85,000 attendees.
Now 23 years old, Ted is internationally renowned within the technology industry and continues to be frequently featured in worldwide media, such as TechCrunch, Forbes, Wired, The Guardian, BBC and he has been selected as “Entrepreneur of the Month” by Huffington Post on more than one occasion, he has also spoken and lectured at many of the worlds leading mobile media symposiums including: ‘The Festival of Media’ in Miami, University College of London, the Mobile Monetisation Summit, the largest mobile conference in Israel, the Mobile World Congress, and the worlds largest travel forum, ‘The Future Of Travel’.
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