Matthew Elan Smith is 26 years old and has a formal background is in actuarial science and statistics. He grew up in Johannesburg and was one of the top Matriculants of 2010 at Crawford College Sandton, matriculating with 7 distinctions. He studied a BSC in Mathematical Statistics and Actuarial Science at Wits and went on to work at Credit Gaurantee as an Actuarial Analyst before planting the seeds of Pineapple together with co-founders Ndabenhle and Marnus in late 2016.
Matthew has always had an entrepreneurial spirit which stems from his broad range of interests, highly curios nature and first principles thinking process. He has a love for technology and enjoys keeping up with the latest developments as well as gaining an intimate understanding of how things work.
A futurist at heart, Matthew spends a lot of his time understanding new trends to paint a picture of where the world may be in 10-20-50 years’ time.
Combining these traits makes Matthew a unique problem solver, a quality which has assisted him greatly in taking on insurance at Pineapple.
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