As an international and independent operator, our expertise covers a range of markets with vastly different requirements and sensibilities. These worldwide experiences keep us on the forefront of global innovations and best practices in the “E-TAIL” category. The one thing we know is… Digital Works!
Simon co-founded Fontera in 2003 with Grant Fleming. Since then they have gone on to set up offices for Fontera in London and Atlanta as well as founding the tech incubator Textstream in SA. Simon started in digital media in 1994 with SEGA Interactive before moving to WorldOnline and then iTouch. He left iTouch in 2003 and, together with Grant, set up Fontera. Simon is one of the founders of BEE Mobile, South Africa’s premier empowered mobile company and he holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a PHD in Rock Concert attendance.
Fontera Digital Works Technical and Operations Director, Grant Fleming, entered the digital industry as a software and applications developer at iTouch, South Africa, having completed his studies at the University of Cape Town. Grant has over a decade of experience in the mobile technology sector, 5 years in the E-Commerce sector and has played an integral part in creating some of the most well-known technology services and products used today. Grant is also a co-founder of Textstream, www.textstream.co.za, an investment boutique and technology incubator. Grant holds a BSC Electrical Engineering, BCom Honours in Information Systems and a PGD in Management from the University of Cape Town. @sirgrantfleming can be followed on Twitter.
Steven has a diploma in Journalism and worked in the Film and Advertising industry before becoming a freelance Web Designer in 1994. He obtained his MCP and MCSE qualifications, and is also a Certified Microsoft Trainer (MCT). He worked for Cape based Village & Life as their web/marketing manager. He also spent several years working for CITI (Cape IT Initiative). He joined Fontera in 2007, helping launch numerous mobisites, and J2ME apps for Mobimii and Mmad, as well as various social apps for Facebook.
Fontera Digital Works Lead Developer, Wilhelm started working in the IT sector in 2007 when he joined Mobimii for the launch of their mobile social networking platform of the same name. From there he moved to Textstream with his core focus being on the development of social applications run through Facebook, Myspace and Orkut. Wilhelm then joined Fontera where he currently heads up the development team. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology: Business Computing from the UCT and is still trying to master sand dune moto-X.