After a short career in international trade and recycling of non-ferrous metals, Ab Olde-Scheper started pioneering in the European bottled water and water cooler industry in 1996. With the start-up of Dolphin Fresh Water Company he built a water bottling and distribution company in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Slovakia, that was sold to Danone Springs of Eden in 2007. Driven by his entrepreneurial ambitions he then switched to e-gaming, developing online bingo & lottery software together with his new technical partner, Dutchman Guus Janssen. The idea for TWLV, an i-network game of chance, developed into a business plan resulting in the company starting up mid 2011. The tier 1, white listed, online gambling license was obtained in December 2011 and TWLV officially launched its website on the 12th of January 2012.