Chairman and Dragons Den Investor
Gem Group has diversified to various portfolios within the media, leisure, hospitality and IT spheres which include publishing, television, communication technologies, eventing, hotels and resort, property and financial technologies.
Lebo Gunguluza, Entrepreneur, Turnaround Strategist, Inspirational Business Speaker and Dragon Investor – known as the “The Breakthrough Entrepreneur”. A true trailblazer and leader in high technology innovation and great passion for FinTech and Cyber-Security. He is a pioneer in the 4th Industrial Revolution and has made investments in various financial technology companies and digital innovations. He is a Dragon investor from Dragon’s Den Africa and a judge on SABC 2’s entrepreneurship TV game show ‘The Game Plan’. He is the Founder & President of SABEF (South African Black Entrepreneurs Forum) which was established 15 years ago and recently completed his 5 year entrepreneur mentorship program called ’12-12-12′, where he mentored 12 entrepreneurs, every 12 months who ran 12 companies.
Founder and Chief Wealth Officer
Andrew is the founder and CEO of SA Property Investors Network, connecting, educating and motivating SA’s fastest growing property investors network. Collectively we have had over 8,000+ people attend our events and today there are about 70 000+ people connected through our online portal and social media channels while we we aim to see more and more investors connecting and expanding in 2020!
Our CEO is a HUGE believer in creating multiple streams of income.
He bought his first investment property at the age of 21, proving that age is just a number. After realizing the wealth creation opportunities that property investment offers, he soon bought his second property and embarked on his journey as a property entrepreneur.
Andrew was hungry for success and realized that anything worth doing, doesn’t come easy. By working hard, training with the best and taking up every educational and networking opportunity there was, he started achieving his goals. In the end, if you don’t make sacrifices for what you want, what you want, becomes the sacrifice.
Pursuing his journey, he moved to the UK where he trained under the mentorship of UK property investment guru Matthew Sneddon. Here he learned how to apply various financial strategies, which even now allows him to buy properties without using his own capital.
He continues to thrive under the property umbrella today. Through his teaching, Andrew has identified various ways to structure deals and raise capital. While growing as an entrepreneur, he spread his wings and collaborated with seasoned investors and influential individuals including, Dr John Demartini, Robin Booth and more.
Andrew has personally been involved in more than 600 property transactions, both in South Africa and the UK where he assisted other Investors in building their property portfolio.
Passion is Andrew ‘s middle name, he naturally has the desire to pass on knowledge to others. This has been repeatedly demonstrated as he continues to teach others that anyone can make something from nothing, as long as you are hungry and take action every day.
Last but not least, Andrew is a proud father and husband. He puts great emphasis on a healthy work-life balance and always dedicates quality time with his family. Because enjoying the fruits of your labour is after all, the purpose of being your property boss.