Introducing Daniel Smith, Co-Founder of JaeVee
Last updated 7th June 2019 • Ethan Mathews • JaeVee
So Dan, tell us a bit about your former role
As the former CTO of the company, my role was to oversee and develop JaeVee's internal systems and marketing.
What did you enjoy most?
The team. I believe we have a great group of people at JaeVee that will take us a very long way.
What lead to the creation of JaeVee?
When Ben first shared the idea with me, I knew this was something we should proceed with. I always had the ambition to create my own system and this was the perfect opportunity.
I liked it a lot.
What motivates you?
First and foremost, would be my family. My wife has always inspired me to work harder and always improve. I would also like to give my children all that I can. Secondly, I've always been a firm believer that you should only aim to be better than you were yesterday.
Who is your favourite superhero and why?
Ironman. He saved the Universe. Close second, Wolverine.
What do you enjoy doing when you're not working?
Spending time with my family and football. I'm a massive Norwich City fan and season ticket holder. I like to play a bit too.
Do you have a secret talent that no one knows about?
I can roll my tongue and use it to touch my nose. Yum.
Do you have a favourite quote?
I've always liked "A mistake is only a mistake, if you never learn from it.", however, my personal favourite is "It's only a failure if you give up."
Do you know any random facts?
Expiry dates on water bottles are actually for the bottle and not the water.
Favourite band and type of music?
I like listening to everything (aside from modern dross). However, my favourite band is the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
And if you could pick any biscuit to eat, which would it be?
All of them. No, in all seriousness, I would pick either a Fox's Viennese Melt or Chocolate Hobnob.