About Dylan

I'm an internet enthusiast and I'm really into business, politics and philosophy. I love creating things, building websites, reading, writing and learning. I live in Auckland, New Zealand.

By day I work at Mighty Ape, voted New Zealand's "Best Shopping Site" at the 2009, 2011 and 2012 NetGuide Web Awards. We sell entertainment products including games, movies, books, music, toys and electronics. I work with a smart team of web monkeys to ensure our website continues to deliver a world-class online shopping experience for our customers. I'm also on the advisory board and help with new product development, strategy, marketing, social media and customer service.

In 2014 I founded Twosome which is a social networking site that connects you with like-minded New Zealanders looking for dating, new friends and relationships. I've always loved meeting people off the Internet, and building a site like Twosome has been a dream of mine for a long time. I hope to use the skills and lessons I've learned on my previous projects to make Twosome the best way to meet people online in New Zealand.

I continue to run nzflatmates, a site I built back in 2001 to help New Zealanders find better flats and flatmates. In 13 years more than 170,000 people have signed up and used the website. I built nzflatmates with a huge emphasis on matching people with flatmates they're more likely to get along with, because I believe that it's your flatmates – not the four walls around you – that makes flatting special.

In 2005 I also co-founded the online auction site Zillion with Simon Barton. We created Zillion to provide New Zealanders with an alternative online marketplace to Trade Me. Of all the websites I've been involved with, Zillion was the greatest challenge and provided the greatest learning opportunity. In 2006 we won the award for “Best New Site” at the 2006 NetGuide Web Awards. The business was sold to Sella in 2010.

When I'm not behind a screen I'm usually having fun behind the wheel of a BMW or singing for Auckland-based chamber choir Musica Sacra. When I grow up I want to move to Lake Como and write a novel.


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