239pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2021
In December 2019 South African entrepreneur Eran Eyal, founder of Springleap and Shopin, was convicted of operating a series of three securities fraud schemes, including a $42.5-million fraudulent initial coin offering run by his cryptocurrency startup Shopin. He was deported from the USA to Israel.
"An age-old narrative about ego and flying too close to the sun as well as a modern version of greed in the tech world." Michael Jordaan, former CEO of First National Bank
Journalist Stephen Timm was editor of Ventureburn from 2017 to 2020. He won the 2005 Africa SMME Award for Journalist of the Year. He lives in Cape Town.