Technical Strategy & Software Engineering For Elite Businesses

We help determine the capabilities our clients need to compete. Develop, and often operate, the systems they need to grow. And build the digital products they need to win.

SERVICES & CAPABILITIES

We’re a technical strategy and software engineering firm. We work with global brands and startups to conceptualize, design, develop, deploy and operate successful SaaS solutions.

  • TECHNICAL STRATEGY FOR THE REAL WORLD

    • Working closely with our clients,
    • we define readily-executable
    • technical strategies that align tightly 

    • with clients’ business objectives.
  • SYSTEMS MODELING& DESIGN

    • We design solutions
    • that strike a balance between
    • competing objectives, delivering
    • the features, functions and capabilities
    • needed to meet current needs
    • and to evolve to face future challenges.
  • FULL-STACK, BROAD-SPECTRUM SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT & DELIVERY

    • We develop feature-rich, cross-platform
    • applications 
and product frameworks,
    • with emphasis on delivering the operational
    • capabilities required by superior SaaS solutions.
  • PRODUCT INNOVATION & EVOLUTION SPANNING INDUSTRIES & PRODUCT TYPES

    • Depending on the opportunity at hand,
    • we may escort an idea from inception,
    • through proof of concept, to prototype,
    • into production and in-market evolution.
    • We operate equally well at all stages
    • of the product lifecycle.
  • WHAT STARTUPS NEED TO MITIGATE RISK, SHORTEN TIMELINES, & GENERALLY CRUSH IT

    • Integrated into a startup's team,
    • we can assist with anything,
    • including product- and technical-strategy
    • co-creation, even leadership-
    • engineering-team augmentation,
    • and use of our robust microservices suite.

We’re architects, product designers, and engineers collaborating daily to build and operate powerful digital services on mobile, across the web, and in the enterprise. We’re passionate about creating compelling capabilities wrapped in transformative experiences.

OUR CLIENTS

From category-defining global brands to startups looking to scale, we work nimbly across organizational boundaries, industries, devices and international borders to deliver powerful new capabilities. We can't name all of our clients. Here are some we can…

We've helped some of the most successful companies in the world to create and evolve everything from streaming media services to FDA-regulated cloud-based healthcare systems.

OUR LEADERS

Each of our senior executives possesses over two decades experience building and leading firms in the vanguard of the digital revolution.

John Harris

Chief Technology Officer

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John Harris

John has worked across industries as a technology leader, developing innovative technology solutions for clients as diverse at The British Geological Survey, Cisco, Wells Fargo and Philips Healthcare.

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Chris Lyon

President

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Chris Lyon

Chris made his name as co-founder of Gravity Mobile, where he pioneered audio-recognition application development with their partners Shazam. Before acquisition by Gracenote/Sony America, Gravity created mobile applications for Verizon, AT&T, Pandora, Major League Base, Nielsen and more.

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Andrew Sather

Chief Executive Officer

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Andrew Sather

Andrew’s first entrepreneurial success was as CEO and Creative Director of Adjacency. which was acquired by Sapient. Andrew has also co-founded and grown businesses in network computing (Metabox), global IT talent ranking and sourcing (Gild.com), retail luxury goods (Goldenbleu) and LED lighting.

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Willem Grobler

Managing Director

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Willem Grobler

Willem has lead small to very large technology teams for clients like Adobe, Wells Fargo and the UK Government. An entrepreneur who has founded two online media companies, he is a tenacious operator with an insufferable bias for action and a passion for building progressive employee-centric organizations.

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Talented, Team-oriented, Tenacious

Our mission comes to life through our team members who make it happen

We get it—you want to work somewhere that’s about more than just the time you spend bathed in the glow of your laptop. If you’re looking for a role with a company that matches the right kinds of challenges with the right kinds of rewards, get in touch.

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OUR LOCATIONS

Our teams in San Francisco and Cape Town comprise some of the most talented technologists anywhere.

SAN FRANCISCO

+1 (415) 484-9269 333 Bryant Street, Suite 110 San Francisco, CA 94107

CAPE TOWN

+27 72 256 4002 407 Old Castle Brewery 6 Beach Road, Woodstock Cape Town 7915 South Africa