43 min

Richard Bowsher - A Rogue & A Gentleman - Tech Pioneer turns Farmer Swan Dive

    • Entrepreneurship

In the late 1990s Richard Bowsher co-founded the conference company, StreamMedia.com which pioneered the nascent space devoted to the delivery of audio and video over this new thing called the Internet. He sold that thriving company to NYSE publisher Penton Media. In 2007, Richard founded Klipopmekaar and started farming rooibos tea high in the Northern Cederberg mountains of his native South Africa. The only things standing on the farmland when Richard began were an old bus and a ram-shackle camp site. Today, along with being a thriving, productive and happy place, Klipopmekaar is one of the largest organic rooibos farms in the world. In addition to supplying premium tea brands direct, Richard Co-founded BOS Ice Tea in 2009 which is now the world’s leading Rooibos ice tea brand with regional head offices worldwide. Between Klipopmekaar, BOS Ice Tea, and their suppliers, hundreds of jobs have been created in the South African economy and beyond. BOS has significantly increased the world-wide awareness of rooibos tea, its proudly South African roots, its premium qualities, and its spirited African identity. Richard is an avid surfer,  loving  a father, husband , farmer, artist and dear friend of Swan Dive host, Stuart Sheldon. 
Share your Swan Dive at www.swandive.us

In the late 1990s Richard Bowsher co-founded the conference company, StreamMedia.com which pioneered the nascent space devoted to the delivery of audio and video over this new thing called the Internet. He sold that thriving company to NYSE publisher Penton Media. In 2007, Richard founded Klipopmekaar and started farming rooibos tea high in the Northern Cederberg mountains of his native South Africa. The only things standing on the farmland when Richard began were an old bus and a ram-shackle camp site. Today, along with being a thriving, productive and happy place, Klipopmekaar is one of the largest organic rooibos farms in the world. In addition to supplying premium tea brands direct, Richard Co-founded BOS Ice Tea in 2009 which is now the world’s leading Rooibos ice tea brand with regional head offices worldwide. Between Klipopmekaar, BOS Ice Tea, and their suppliers, hundreds of jobs have been created in the South African economy and beyond. BOS has significantly increased the world-wide awareness of rooibos tea, its proudly South African roots, its premium qualities, and its spirited African identity. Richard is an avid surfer,  loving  a father, husband , farmer, artist and dear friend of Swan Dive host, Stuart Sheldon. 
Share your Swan Dive at www.swandive.us

43 min