Constant Tedder

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Born
Constant Thomas John Tedder

March 1970 (age 51)
NationalityBritish
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
Alma materUniversity of Bristol
OccupationEntrepreneur
OrganizationJagex Ltd
TitleCo-founder and CEO
Children3

Constant Thomas John Tedder (born c. 1970) is a British serial entrepreneur. In 2001, Tedder invested in video game developer Jagex Ltd together with Andrew Gower, Paul Gower, and Ian Gower, becoming a co-founder and CEO.[1][2] He helped to drive the launch of a paid RuneScape subscription, launched in February 2002, which granted players access to exclusive content.[3] In 2007, after Jagex reached the milestone of 1 million RuneScape subscribers,[4][5] Tedder stepped down as CEO.[6] At the time, the company’s subscriptions revenues were estimated to be in excess of $50 million annually.[7] He officially resigned from the Board of Directors in 2010.[8][9] In 2016, Tedder along with other founders and investors sold their stakes in the company privately to Chinese investors Hongtou Network Technology Co., Ltd. for a total consideration cited to be in excess of $300 million.[10][11][12][13][14]

In 2012, Tedder founded the Hive Worldwide Ltd, an APAC coworking operator, in Hong Kong.[15] He then led the expansion of the firm as the Chief Executive Officer to open 20 additional locations in Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Australia.[16][17]

Tedder is also the founder of Scottish wind farm developer Dawn Energy and receipt management provider Expense Magic, both of which were established in 2010.[18] He has also been the co-founder and lead investor of insect protein company FlyFarm Worldwide Ltd since 2016.[18] In 2018, Tedder founded non-profit Earth.Org, an environmental news and data science platform and established the company as a charitable organisation in Hong Kong in 2020.[18][19]

Personal life

Tedder attended the University of Bristol. After graduating, he worked in Cambridge and London, England before moving to Hong Kong in 2012, where he now lives with his wife and 3 children.[7][20][21]

Tedder owns the Tenuta Petrarolo Pistola Estate in the Puglia region in Italy, which was designed by former Soho House Head of Design Europe James Waterworth.[22]

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References

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  2. Staff, Ars (2016-04-10). "From MUD to MMOG: The making of RuneScape". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
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  9. "Wayback Machine". web.archive.org. 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  10. "Lossmaking Chinese iron ore miner splashes $300m on UK games maker". Financial Times.
  11. "Jagex has been sold to a Chinese company for $300M | Massively Overpowered". Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  12. Yin-Poole, Wesley (2016-07-14). "Runescape maker Jagex bought by Chinese investors". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  13. "Constant Tedder swaps geeks for receipts". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  14. "Jagex Agrees to Acquisition by Shanghai Hongtou Network | News | Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP". www.willkie.com. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  15. "Co-working's Coming-of-Age". Jumpstart Magazine. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  16. Leung, Iris (2014-04-22). "The Hive's Constant Tedder Announces Thailand Expansion and Talks About Co-Work Spaces in Hong Kong". StartupsHK. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  17. "The Hive Jinnan | Living | Metropolis Japan Japan". Metropolis Japan. 2018-12-12. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 "An Entrepreneur's Calling: Constant Tedder on Risk, Diversity & Fulfilment". Hive Life Magazine. 2019-11-20. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  19. Insights, Coworking (2020-06-01). "Meet The Founder: Constant Tedder of the Hive". Coworking Insights. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  20. Thungkasemvathana, Pimrapee. "Honeyhole of creativity". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  21. Anderson, Elizabeth. "British entrepreneurs move east to tap into China". Management Today. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  22. Denny, Valerie. "Stay Here Now: The 16th-Century Luxury Farmhouse In Italy's Newest Hot Spot". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-09-10.

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