Entrepreneur of the Year, 2015
As the founder of 99.co, the fastest growing property portal in Singapore, Darius has come up with a fresh and innovative platform to searching for a home in Singapore. Absolutely easy and simple in its approach, 99.co provides users the most trustworthy and relevant search results instead of showing the high paying advertisement. Moreover, it intelligently collates data to help consumers make the best property decisions.
Prior to 99.co, Darius was the Director of Consumer Mobile Technology at McAfee, which acquired tenCube, a Singapore-based mobile security company he founded and served as CEO for five years.
At tenCube, Darius grew the startup to a team of 26 people in two locations over five years, raised two rounds of financing, created an award-winning mobile security product WaveSecure and led the startup to profitability.
For his role in tenCube and contribution towards the local startup community, he has been selected as one of BusinessWeek's Best Young Entrepreneurs in Asia and is a recipient of the Singapore Youth Award, the nation's highest youth accolade.
Darius is an angel investor in a dozen startups, a Venture Partner at Golden Gate Ventures, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD and serves on the Board of Directors of Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE).