Daniel Guasco

INNOVATION. LEADERSHIP. TECHNOLOGY. AFRICA.

ORGANISATIONS AND ADVISORY ROLES 

I have worked across a number of markets, and consulted for held senior roles in blue chip companies, including Cadbury's, Nestle, Vodacom and Groupon.

I am passionate about fostering a spirit of entrepreneurship in South Africa, and play an advisory role, or am involved with many organisations that focus on building that. These include:

Board Member: Silicon Cape

Silicon Cape is a community of tech entrepreneurs, developers, creatives, angel investors and VC’s who are passionate about entrepreneurs the role that they play in the future of South Africa. 

Advisor: LuissEnLabs

Liuss EnLabs works on growing startups and developing them into successful enterprises. Reasearch and their own experience show that startups are a development and growth engine for an economy – and it has been contributing to the success of numerous startups since 2010.  

Member: Entrepreneus' Organization

The Entrepreneurs' Organization is a global business network of 10 000+ leading entrepreneurs in 46 countries. It enables business owners to learn from each other, leading to greater success and an enriched personal life. 

Mentor for entrepreneurs: Endeavor

Endevor is the leading supporter of high-impacted entrepreneurs around the world. By high-impact they mean individuals with the biggest dreams; the greatest potential to create companies that matter and grow; and the highest likelihood to inspire others. It is the only organisation to focus on the scale-up, not the start-up, because that is where they believe the highest job and wealth creation can happen. 

Advisor: Everlytic

Everlytic provides cloud marketing software that manages campaigns and everyday communication across email, mobile and social channels, assisting businesses in building richer customer relationships. 

EXPERIENCE AND PREVIOUS ROLES

I have year of experience staring and running businesses in emerging markets, specifically in Africa, as well as across seven Eastern Europe countries. These include roles at:

  • Groupon South Africa: Founding Director and CEO
  • Integrated Global Trade: Founding Director
  • Partners for Change Holdings: Managing Director
  • GEP Renewables: Director

AWARDS

I’ve been honoured to be recognized as the recipient of several awards, including:

  • Finalist in the South African Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
  • Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans in 2011
  • and a Seedcamp Africa finalist in 2010

EDUCATION

•    MBA at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town
•    MBA at the London School of Business 
•    Executive Programme at Singularity University 

INNOVATION. LEADERSHIP. TECHNOLOGY. AFRICA.