I am Klaas Sybranda
This is what I've been up to since studying (not) to be a school teacher.
1972 – Formed Sybranda Advertising, West Perth, Western Australia with Geoff Williams.
1976 – Started Apple Graphics with Ben Jackson
1982 – Created Auto Shopper Magazine and pioneered desktop publishing with Macintosh computers.
1983 – Joined Bill Zitman and Mike James in Groupacumen.
1984 – Bought land at Tawonga, Victoria – Got Greencard and moved to the USA.
1986 – Created Veritas Computers with Colin Dixon.
1987 – Created Q Computer brand for Veritas Computers.
1987 – Campaigned for independent candidate in Indi electorate (Aust) with Mel Gibson.
1988 – Facilitated sale of Beartooth Ranch (Montana USA) to Mel Gibson with Warwick Pont.
1989 – Published two books as Groupacumen Australia.
1990 – Started The Grainery Restaurant in Mt Beauty, Australia.
1992 – Founded Intouch Technology with Chris Heberle.
1996 – Opened Intouch USA Inc in Santa Barbara, California.
1997 – Created WebPoint ecommerce system at Intouch Technology.
1999 – Debunked year 2000 ‘bug’ – (showed it all worked by setting computer clock beyond 2000).
2000 – Pioneered software subscription for Intouch Technology.
2004 – Created ROKPOS brand for point of sale equipment.
2013 – Bought Freshwater Plantation, Vanuatu; growing cocoa.
2016 – Created Aore Island Bat Cave Tour at Freshwater Plantation and Plantation House Restaurant.
2018 – Created Vanuatu Organic brand for natural produce.
Check out my current interests in toursim, technology and agriculture living and working in Vanuatu.