Maimah Karmo: What inspired you to start your first business?
TM: I started my first technology business, Data Guard Systems, in 2001.
It was a software as a service business geared towards a niche retail sector, and the business experienced tremendous growth during the years following its inception.
However, in 2007, I felt we were coming close to hitting a growth ceiling.
The market we were catering to was getting saturated, and our customers were beginning to suffer from financial disruptions to their revenue.
It was due to a combination of specific industry changes as well as the decrease in consumer confidence surrounding the impending Great Recession.
So I was left with a major…