Grant is a hopelessly addicted inventor. He has founded a number of companies including GlobalBrain.net(sold to NBCi), Real Contacts (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. AI is a key part of the project for identifying predators from heat videos and learning audio lures.
He has also served on the board of the New Zealand Government's Venture Investment Fund, Foundation for Research Science and Technology and ChristchurchNZ.
Grant has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Ecological Economics from the University of Canterbury.