IVHQ Founder: Daniel Jon Radcliffe – the pioneer of low cost voluntourism & a successful entrepreneur


IVHQ Founder: Daniel Jon Radcliffe – the maker of International Volunteer HQ

The IVHQ Founder Daniel Jon Radcliffe is a New Zealand entrepreneur from Taranaki. In 2014, Radcliffe was internationally recognized and awarded for his success as an entrepreneur .[3] [4]

He volunteered in 2006 on a teaching program in rural Kenya, which he found too expensive. When he returned home he founded International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ), a volunteer travel and internship company,[1] with internships provided since 2017 under the brand Intern Abroad HQ.[2]  In 2018 Mr. Radcliffe sold 80 percent of the company. IVHQ was taken over by the Sydney based firm Mercury Capital. A firm, that invests only in private businesses, ”with enterprise values of between $50 million to $200 million.”  Nowadays Radcliffe is still the Deputy Director. [5]

 

Expansionism in international volunteering

 

IVHQ was the first company from the Global North offering low cost voluntourism products. For years IVHQ has been growing quickly and has now 34% share of the voluntourism market.[6] In 2017, IVHQ expanded into internships abroad.

In 2014, Daniel Jon Radcliffe set up various other companies that are connected to volunteering and traveling: The Global Travel Academy as well as Fund and Seek. The Global Travel Academy provides pre-departure courses to volunteers and Fund and Seek is a fundraising platform for volunteers. Both products are exclusively offered to IVHQ volunteers.

 

Daniel Jon Radcliffe – A successful entrepreneur

 

Radcliffe has expanded also into farming and multiple other businesses, including:

  • Fund and Seek Limited: This company incorporated on 27 February 2014 [7]
  • Global Travel Academy Limited (formerly China Social HQ Limited): This company incorporated on 27 February 2014 [8]
  • Safari Reviews Limited:This company was incorporated on 10.11.2010 [9]
  • Wai-iti Dairy Farm Limited: This company was incorporated on 26.04.2010 [10]
  • Tupoki Investments Limited:This company was incorporated on 12.03.2010 [11]
  • Moki Road Limited: This company was incorporated on 29.04.2010 [12]
  • Wai-iti Run-Off Limited: This company was incorporated on 27.04.2010 [13]
  • Kikuyu Investments Limited: This company was incorporated on 11.03.2010 [14]
  • Radcliffe Rugby Road Limited: This company was incorporated on 19.12.2013 which used to run under the name Radcliffe and Parson Farm Limited [15]
  • Shining Peak Brewing Limited (formerly Bogworks Limited): This company was incorporated on 24.05.2018[16]
  • New Zealand Adventure Travel Company Limited: This company was incorporated on 10.09.2017 [17]

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