At 22, Derek Handley became the country’s youngest ever managing director of a listed company. Around ten years later, he sold The Hyperfactory to US marketing behemoth Meredith. And now, in between helping create the ‘future of reading’ with Booktrack, he has announced plans to list his latest venture, mobile media specialist Snakk Media, on New Zealand’s alternative stock exchange. He’s also co-founded an organisation alongside Sir Richard Branson called The B Team that aims to find a new and more sustainable version of capitalism. So what does the future look like to him?
Media start-up Snakk Media, which was launched by Kiwi entrepreneur Derek Handley and digital advertising veteran Andrew Jacobs in Australia in 2010 and offers advertisers a network of channels and technology that allows them to target and connect to consumers through smartphones and tablets, has applied to list on the New Zealand Alternative Exchange (NZAX) in the near future.