Since taking his first degree at Oxford University in 2004, Joris has accumulated 6 years of startup experience including three ventures centered on Machine Learning.
In 2011 he obtained Dutch VC funding to develop a Computer Vision system for indoor robot localization and control as part of his degree in Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam. The experience earned him the lead development role in another Dutch tech venture, for which he designed and built the thermal imaging and object detection pipeline at the heart of a novel anti-poaching drone. The resulting MVP flew many successful test flights, taking the venture into its second round of funding in mid-2014.
Joris returned to his native SA in November 2014 and joined the DataProphet team in June 2015.