Gustav Praekelt

CEO of Africa-based Praekelt Group | Johannesburg, South Africa


Founded Praekelt Group, a leader in the use of open source mobile technologies to deliver essential information and inclusive services to millions of people around the world, especially in Africa. Born to German diplomat parents, he lived in Germany until he was eight and has lived in South Africa ever since.

A smart early-adopter of technology, he started his first company, Delapse, while still finishing his honours degree in computer science. Delapse was a pioneer in high-end motion graphics and 3D motion capture animation and helped produce "the first animated children's channel in Africa".

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