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GHS grad makes Forbes list

Posted: 2018-12-17 11:48:53 By: mattdriscoll

A young tech prodigy and Gravenhurst High School graduate is making waves with his latest venture.

Cameron Dearsley, 23, was recently named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2019. The feature, now in its seventh year, is billed as an “encyclopedia of creative disruption featuring 600 young stars in 20 different industries.”

Dearsley, along with brothers Darren and Derrick Fung, launched their customer rewards program Drop in 2016. Drop is a free, mobile rewards app that allows consumers to collect points on top of their existing rewards programs on everyday spending. Drop users link debit and credit cards, which allows them to earn Drop points with a plethora of brands, ranging from Amazon to Starbucks.

Based out of Toronto, Drop currently has more than two million registered users. The company has also raised more $27 million from investors.

Despite his young age, Dearsley is a veteran of the highly competitive tech industry.

While still attending GHS, Dearlsey was already making regular trips to Silicon Valley. At the age of 17, Dearsley was spending weeks at a time in the tech industry Mecca while taking part in the co-op program at GHS.

Read the full profile of Dearlsey via Forbes Magazine here.