You could safely say that every entrepreneur who ever launched a product, bought into an idea or invested their time and effort into any project were driven by passion. But very few are driven by passion and the quest to make a difference. When the two are combined, the impact and notoriety for that entrepreneur can be huge, not to mention the impact on their target market. Carl Freer is among the few who not just believe in their area of interest but believe in it enough to want to change it.
In the early days of his involvement on the tech industry, Carl Johan Freer sought not just to create new technologies that could be beneficial to users but also track ahead of and change disruptive technologies that would be harmful or unusable. With a drive to change the way technology is used and how it influences our lives, Carl J Freer has embarked on a very successful entrepreneurial journey that spans more than 30 years with tremendously successful results.
In his role as both entrepreneur and investor, he has pioneered and funded many tech-based startups that have led to the creation of over US$ 4 Billion in market capital. Among those ventures was a video streaming network that he started in the 1990s, way back when the technology was still relatively new to the industry. It is innovations like his that have led to the development of the many video streaming services we currently enjoy.
But perhaps the most recognisable name in the tech-business world that one would associate with Carl Freer is Tiger Telematics Inc. He co-founded the company with a few others and went on to launch Gizmondo, the handheld game console. His tech innovations didn’t stop with Gizmondo and Tiger Telematics Inc. While as a top executive with Magitech, he engineered the creation of the most advanced mobile augmented reality platform. The success of the platform was capped by its acquisition by Qualcomm.
He has had other interests other than technology. Yet, it is technology and technological innovations that Carl Freer excels at. He was able to get many startups of the ground, get them profitable and offload them to the market long before the tech-world was a boom. In tech, innovation and passion are key and Mr. Freer not only demonstrates that he has both, but goes above and beyond to make sure that the products he develops have a real-world application that is both useful and practical.
With innovation as the key driver in his business pursuits, it is little wonder, he shows interest in intellectual property. He demonstrates a firm belief in intellectual wealth, founding Aluminaid in 2010, a company that has already won 5 patents for its metal-based bandage for burns and continues to dominate market to date.
His vision for his company and the tech industry continues to shine in his daily activities. It can only be interesting to watch what the innovative passionate entrepreneur will come up with in the near future.