But when he puts on make-up, he feels confident about his skin. He began War Paint, a make-up brand for men, and won a £70,000 investment on Dragons' Den.
By Sarah Dickins
BBC Wales economics correspondent
The BBC looks at why some firms are choosing Madagascar as a base for operations across Africa.
Cecily Mills explains how moving back to her parents' house provided her business breakthrough.
By Luana Ferreira
Business reporter, Brazil
The young entrepreneurs dream of creating jobs and helping the environment by running a fleet of tuk-tuks.
By Lora Jones
The BBC visits three young entrepreneurs across Africa who are running their own businesses.
By Adrienne Murray
Business reporter, Copenhagen
In Madagascar Yann Kasay runs a small start-up, Jirogasy that is now making solar-powered computers.
By Jessica Murphy
BBC News, Toronto
Beauty entrepreneur Huda Kattan says women can still express themselves in conservative Muslim societies.
By Suzanne Bearne
Brian D'Souza, the boss of a company called Open Ear, says he is helping to improve in store music.
Caviar is an expensive luxury food, and Madagascar is now is joining the list of caviar producers.
By Virginia Harrison
Health food CEO James McMaster says he encourages staff to bring their true personalities to the job.