Dakarai Mshoperi

Cape Town, South Africa

Co-founder & CEO at Preloved.io
Dakarai's Skills
Recruiting
Marketing
Growth
User Experience
Business Development
Technical
Product Management
Programming
Strategy
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group

25-35

Quote

Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, I see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. - Rob Siltanen

Work Experience

Software Developer

Econet Wireless

September 2014 - December 2016

Developing e-commerce products for the diversified and leading telecommunications group with operations and investments in Great Britain, South Africa, North and South America, Mauritius, the Ivory Coast, Burundi, Lesotho, and China. Ownai Franchise 10 October 2016 to 31 December 2016 Dakarai was responsible of developing Ownai Franchise, a B2B mobile-first ecommerce product that bridges the online gap between wholesalers and traders/retailers in Zimbabwe. He is wholly responsible for full stack development including the following: · Frontend Development in PHP for server-side scripting JavaScript for client side-scripting and MySQL using PDO (including all HTML and CSS) · Backend Development in PHP for server-side scripting JavaScript for client side-scripting and MySQL using PDO (including all HTML and CSS) · MySQL Development Dakarai built this product from scratch without off-the-shelf frameworks and the product is currently made up of approximately 200 modules and tens of thousands of lines of code. The product comprises of 4 platforms - a Trader platform, a Wholesaler platform, an Agent platform, and an Admin platform. It is fully responsive. Dakarai has built this product with a key focus on security to prevent all kinds of attacks ranging from SQL injections, CSRF attacks, brute force attacks/password guessing attacks, Cross-Site Scripting, clickjacking, CRLF injections (Http response splitting). EcoShopper February 2015 to March 2015 Customer-facing products allowing users to buy groceries for themselves or for someone else in three steps, pay with EcoCash, and collect at any one of 40+ National Foods outlets across Zimbabwe. Ownai Classifieds 2015 to 2016 Took part in the development of ownai.co.zw, the classifieds strategic business unit which has now grown to become Zimbabwe's largest classifieds platform.

Co-founder & CTO

Graham's Number

June 2017 - Today

Software development house

Co-founder & CTO

ItsOnShow.com

July 2017 - Today

ItsOnShow.com makes finding properties on show simple and easy. No more driving around looking for sign boards. Search for your area or move the map to your location of choice. Properties on show will appear as pins on the map. Select the pin to see pictures of the property and all the important details. Call the agent or let Google route you directly to the property. If you're selling a property and are showing it, this FREE service can list your property in minutes. It's so easy and at no cost, there's nothing to lose. ItsOnShow.com is 100% global and supports all currencies.

Co-founder & CTO

Plan My Wedding

August 2017 - Today

As seen on Mnet Shark Tank, Africa's first online wedding planning platform allowing couples to plan their dream day from anywhere in the world. PlanMyWedding.com is a premium online wedding planning resource designed by a group of reputed wedding planners to inspire and support couples getting married with Southern Africa. Introducing them to the best wedding venues, most experienced service providers, latest trends, and décor as well as ideas and tool to help plan the wedding of their dreams.

Co-founder & CTO

Courting Tennis

October 2017 - Today

Co-founder & CTO

Preloved

November 2017 - Today

Preloved.io is a website where people can auction their new, and second hand things.

Education

Africa University

Bachelor of Business Studies, Business Management

2011 - 2016