Back in the early days of South Africa’s internet, I swapped lots of notes with my pal Ronnie Apteker. He was one of the original pioneers who together with brother Alon and David Frankel started and built Internet Solutions into the country’s leading ISP – big enough to be bought for top dollar by mushrooming tech group Dimension Data.
Frankel has gone on to become one of New York’s leading tech investors and Alon has multiplied his wealth through smart investments in his homeland. Ronnie remains a maverick, having put a small fortune into supporting local comedy and SA-made movies, including the hit Material, with four of them set for release soon.
Featured as one of the inspirations for Mercantile Bank’s advertising campaign featuring entrepreneurs, Ronnie’s latest endeavour is coolfidence.com.