South African CEO shares path from rural origins to Wall Street

Aaron Fuchs graduated from Yale University and worked on Wall Street before deciding to move back to South Africa to work at technology startup Prodigy Finance. Soon after, he started iXperience while working at a Cape Town beach.


The CEO of an education company shared career advice he learned from starting his own business, drawing on his journey from rural South Africa to Wall Street.

Aaron Fuchs told a group of more than 15 students in an hour-long presentation at Parkes Hall how he came to found a startup. The event was hosted by NU’s chapter of TAMID, an organization that seeks to connect college students with the Israeli economy through education, investment funds and access to summer internships.

Fuchs offered both career and life advice during the talk, discussing how passion should fit into students’ careers.

South African CEO shares path from rural origins to Wall Street