After founding and building GetSmarter over a decade in Cape Town, South Africa, I am now focussed on managing my Family Office, working with leadership teams we invest in, building Kerala, our family farm, and playing dad to my twins. Receiving mail at sam [at] paddocks.io.


FAREWELL Getsmarter

Nine months ago I gave my final speech as CEO of GetSmarter. It was almost exactly a year after we were acquired by 2U, and it marked my stepping down from the CEO role and taking up the role of Senior Advisor to 2U and GetSmarter management teams.

This is my speech I delivered to a team that I love. I am confident they are going to go on to do purposeful, important work in higher education worldwide. I'll be cheering from the sidelines while I spend the next few years being a very present father to my twins, Violet and Fletcher.

getsmarter acquired by 2u

"Here's $103 million. Now take us global and beyond college degrees."

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lunch in the mara

A picture from a recent trip to Kenya's Masai Mara. Treated to lunch under the African sun by Angama's incomparable hospitality.