Eran Eyal

Co-founder: Springleap.com and Evly.com

Eran Eyal is a proudly South African entrepreneur. He didn't finish his second degree because he was too busy designing cellphones. Then he travelled the world to persuade the international market to buy his designs. In 2008 Eyal co-founded Springleap and later co-founded Evly.com. Springleap is an online platform that hosts design enthusiasts, and Evly is a crowd-sourcing social-networking site. "I would definitely say that building Springleap and Evly has been the greatest challenge of my life,� he says. "I am blessed to have a co-founder and friend like Eric Edelstein.� What drives him? "A wide variety of cars. I usually get a different one to review each week,� he jokes. Eyal is also a technology and motoring journalist, who once had a show on Radio 702. Always a free spirit, Eyal believes in focusing on the present rather than the future. "Don't build castles in the sky,� he advises. � Aphiwe Deklerk

Website: springleap.com Twitter: @EranEyal