Manie is an experienced global investment, mergers and acquisitions executive with over 30 years of driving new wealth creation, business growth and strategic innovation. He brings international experience and deep skills in the startup, investment management and venture capital space.

Manie is extensively involved in multiple successful start-ups, government policy developments and national educational initiatives internationally with a focus on deal shaping and making in the new world of digital value finance, mobile media delivery platforms and digital finance 2.0, inspired by the latest cryptocurrency protocols.

Founder and CEO of DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D. ( Blockchain User-centric Innovation & Leadership Development) – a consultancy focused on advancing digital identity and finance, and distributed ledger (blockchain) technology innovation, transparency and inclusion. I have a sound understanding of the emerging markets and the needs of the financially underserved and under-banked.

DigitalFutures B.U.I.L.D. is a partnership with leading global developers and investors to integrate cross-platform methodologies to prototype and build secure and compliant digital identity and financial services platforms with applications in fields such as finance, the internet of things, machine to machine learning and digital asset management and interexchange, aimed at the consumer, government and enterprise.

openaxyz collaboration software created & deployed at leading enterprises such as Barclays Africa (ABSA) and nominated for the MaRs/RIC Innovation Idol in Ontario in 2012. Lead strategist: Development Bank of Southern Africa Centre of Infrastructure Development; SA Post Office new ICT Business Unit; SA Ministry of Communications national ICT Strategy 2020.