Grant is a hopelessly addicted inventor. He has founded a number of technology companies including GlobalBrain.net (sold to NBCi), RealContacts (sold to Intel), SLI Systems (listed NZX) and Eurekster, YikeBike and PurePods. He is now having fun trying to help make NZ predator free with The Cacophony Project.
He has also served on the board of The Foundation for Research Science and Technology , the New Zealand Government's Venture Investment Fund and Canterbury Development Corporation.
Grant has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Ecological Economics from the University of Canterbury.