Entrepreneur 
at heart

 

Bio

Wesley is a Mauritian-born entrepreneur who founded, bootstrapped and led his first start-up to acquisition in 3 years. He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2008. In 2012 Ebay acquired his company, and he moved to Silicon Valley where he joined the Stubhub Ebay team.    
During his time at eBay, Wesley received 2 Recognition Awards and 6 Patent awards, including 3 patents in Australia and 2 patents granted in the United States. He also formed and managed a new development team in Stubhub's Shanghai office.   
Wesley was featured in The Strait Times Singapore, The Business Times, Sunday Times, Techcrunch, Ebay Official Blog, National University of Singapore publication, L'express and Business Magazine Mauritius. He has lived on 3 different continents and after spending 12 years away from his homeland, Wesley came back in 2016 to set up Farmcity, a social enterprise, to build the next wave of agripreneurs that will help create a more just food system.

 

Experience

Farmcity 

Co-founder and CEO Farmcity Mauritius  (Apr 2016 - Present)

  • Setting up of a modern off-grid sustainable farm in Mauritius

  • Education of Children, junior youths and young adults in farming, food systems and fair trade

  • Setup of a direct-to-consumer sales of organic potting mix, seedlings

  • Setting up of Agri-incubator in Mauritius

  • Yr 2020 Expansion of Farmcity in Singapore to cater to city dwellers

  • Development of education app for urban growers

Mauritius, Singapore

Stubhub - Ebay Inc

Creative Maps Engineer  (2012- 2015)

  • Led design on StubHub’s mobile event page (m.stubhub.com) from ground up - site representing over 33% of StubHub traffic.

  • Increased conversion up to represent $1m incremental GMS per month with a redesigned event page.

  • Managed production of 6000+ interactive stadium maps and 800+ 3D views on desktop, native and mobile web.

  • Trained designers working on interactive maps and design team located in Shanghai.

  • Led design of StubHub Center launch page.

  • Led the design for the winning entry of StubHub's Hackathon 2013.

  • 6 patent awards, 2 recognition awards.

United States

Peekspy Pte Ltd.

Co-founder and COO (2008 - 2012)

  • Acquired by StubHub-eBay inc in 2012

  • Led all designs for fanvenues products, including website and mobile products.

  • Managed production of 200+ interactive stadium maps and 100+ 3D stadium models.

  • Led a team of 15 contractors in two locations, Ukraine and Mauritius.

  • Led the company's expansion strategy into Europe and US. Customers included: NFL, Seatwave, Seatgeek, Tiqiq, Ticketevolution, StubHub and Ticketcity.

Singapore 

Faculty of Architecture, National University of Singapore

Research Assistant (2007 - 2008)

  • Assisted Assoc Prof. S.K.Wittkopf on three dimensional (3D) building visualization, 3D energy model simulations and BIPV design proposals.

  • Designed eco-friendly features with 3D visualisation for the Ministry of Environment building.

  • Translated 2D proposals into 3D conceptual ideas

Singapore 

 

Education

Bachelors of Arts in Architecture

National University of Singapore 

(2004 - 2008)

 
 

In The Media

The Strait Times

Brother sell 3D software to Ebay's Stubhub  - Read article

Singapore

The Sunday Times

Growing band of tech start-up millionaires  - Read article

Singapore

National University of Singapore Publication

From city slickers to tech farmers  - Read article

Singapore

NUS Enterprise - Featured Success Story

Creating a better view: Peekspy Success Story  - Read article

Singapore

The Business Times

Spying the interactive way - Read article

Singapore

L'express

La presse singapourienne évoque l’achat par eBay d’un logiciel conçu par deux Mauriciens  - Read article

Mauritius

 

Awards

Ebay Global Give Award 2019

Awarded to Farmcity by the eBay Foundation - Read article

USA

GlobalGiving Awards

Top Ranked Organisation Award 2019 

Staff Favorite Organisation 2019 

Most Effective Organisation 2019 

Mauritius

US Embassy Public Policy Award

Awarded to Farmcity by US Embassy of Mauritius - Read article

Mauritius

Covid-19 Award

Awarded to Farmcity by British High Commission of Mauritius - Read article

Mauritius

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