SME.Africa podcast

Last week I sat down with a good friend doing fantastic work in the SME space in South Africa, Marnus Broodryk. Marnus convinced me to join him on his SME.Africa podcast. 4 years since our acquisition I enjoyed reminiscing over our journey and the learnings, however distant and fuzzy some parts feel. We also spoke […]

InstaFamous

Last week we got featured on Apple’s official @instagram account! “We” actually referring to my son – I just snapped the photo. He choreographed it. It’s kind of mind bending to quantify a feature like this. The world’s largest company featuring a photo I took. On a social account they only post one photo a […]

Cape Cycle Tour 2019

A howling south easter made this year’s 109km cycle tour a rather challenging one. It was however a much more enjoyable one having done a little more training than for previous attempts. Less focus on cramping muscles, and more on the beautiful peninsula views. A road bike, and cleats were also game changing additions…

Five point zero

Today we officially welcome Bebo – WordPress 5.0. Having used this software since version 1.5, way back in 2005, it’s monumental to think how it has matured, and how it has impacted my life in so many ways.  A massive round of applause to Matt Mullenweg for championing this evolution, and all of those open […]

July bookmarks

Most of us default to retweets and quick shares on Twitter these days, but for posterity and future reference I’m going to blogroll a few articles I found particularly interesting this month. How an Offer to Sell Wistia Inspired Us to Take On $17M in Debt Most founders dream of building a product that eventually […]

10 year “overnight” success

On July 9th 2008 we launched @WooThemes. With the benefit of youthful business naivety, the serendipity of meeting co-founders online, the scale of open source and through the power of sequence & hard graft we found our 10 year “overnight” success! Happy Birthday @WooCommerce 💌 via Twitter