CRYPTO FEST 2024
Aeryn, who grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, started his working career at an early age. By the time he was 18 he was managing the logistics of a small but hugely successful garage-based start up with his brother, Ronan.
This highly motivated e-commerce junkie has a skillset learnt on the job and fine-tuned in real-time. With extensive experience in marketing, brand awareness as well as logistics management, the youngest team member learnt on the go. Together with his brother Ronan, they grew and developed their online t-shirt company, which reached a global market, and achieved an impressive turnover of over $3 million in under 4 years.
Social media marketing and advertising, creative thinking and the ability to combine strong communication strategies and skills grew Aeryn’s entrepreneurial mind at a rapid pace. Combined with additional experience in funnel gateways and API integration & management, Aeryn learnt to manage, motivate and inspire multiple creative teams across the USA, China and the EU.
It was during this time that his passion for e-commerce & simplifying payment methods for online stores for small to medium sized enterprises started to grow. Finding solutions to making life as business owner more simple and rewarding became a passion, which partnered positively with a growing interest in crypto currency research and trading.
Partnering again with his brother Ronan and friend Brent McMahon-Panther, they took 3 years to conceptualise and develop web3 payments infrastructure that allows online businesses to accept multi-chain crypto payments from nearly any network and in 1-click.
From incubations to accelerators and bootstrapping Xion Global, the company now has an excess of 1m+ clients within Africa and plans to expand globally.