Patrick is the owner of one of South Africa's leading Crowdfunding companies ThundaFund, and holds a strong belief that "doing good is good business". He is passionate about Entrepreneurship and driving growth in Africa through innovation. Speaking regularly on disruptive financial instruments, entrepreneurship and social enterprise, Patrick has been a pioneer in launching the African Crowdfunding Association. He has won a number of local and international awards, including ‘Top Billing – Entrepreneur of the Year’ and his selection as the Ernst & Young / Schwab Foundation 'Social Entrepreneur of the Year' for South Africa & Africa. He is also the CEO of Backabuddy, SA leading Donation Crowdfunding platform and has invested in a number of successful social enterprises in South Africa including The Indalo Project and Streetwires Artist Collective.