The Team

The Signapps product and engineering team have extensive experience  in the developing secure software and specific experience in building messaging and collaboration platforms.

Health care specialists

SignappsTM is advised by a select group of health care specialists to ensure that we take our product development lead from experts with insight into the health care domain

Enormous experience

SignappsTM is supported by a leadership team with enormous experience, track record and international reach

Tools to simplify

Our vision is to provide health care providers with tools to simplify their communication and collaboration experience and serve patients better

Board of Directors

Greg Fury / Chairman and Director

Greg studied English, Law, Economics (BA LLB MA) at UCT and Cambridge. Greg is an executive director and shareholder representative of Targe Capital. He was previously the COO of leading asset management firm Allan Gray Limited from 2003 to 2009. Before that he worked in the corporate finance division of Investec Bank for 8 years, advising on mergers and acquisitions, fund raising and proprietary investments. He brings experience in investment management, corporate finance and operational management to Targe Capital and its portfolio companies.

Andrew Davies / Co-Founder and CEO

Innovative and results driven leader focused on achieving success in highly demanding and challenging environments across a diverse range of sectors. An established track record in technology and telecommunications businesses.

Andrew has a passion for people, technology, family and the outdoors.

Michael Gluckman / Co-Founder and CTO

Michael is a software engineer with extensive experience in the online gaming, financial services and the social media space. He is one of the few technologists in South Africa to have had exposure to solving problems relating to genuinely big data.

When he is not tinkering with sophisticated systems, Michael can be found hiking and participating at board meetings in the ocean.

Nicolas Schwartz / Non-Executive Director

Nicolas has spent most of his professional life as an entrepreneur building a variety of businesses in different industries. Nicolas founded and established a number of local companies in the cellular, eCommerce, technology and aviation industries working as the CEO, Founder or one of investors in each company.

Dr Lipalo Mokete / Non-Executive Director

Lipalo is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with several years of experience across a range of environments, he also lectures and is a college examiner. Lipalo performed the first Robotic Joint Replacement in Africa and is the Secretary of the South African Arthroplasty Society.

Investors and Advisors

Sabelo Sithebe-Marishane / Investor / Advisor
Representing Umkhathi Wethu Ventures

Sabelo is a Co-Founder at UW Ventures. He is an experienced Non Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in the South African private equity industry. He is a registered Chartered Accountant (SA) skilled in Investment Analysis and Management, Financial Accounting, Risk Management, and Financial Services. He is a strong business development professional with a Higher Diploma in Accounting focused in Accounting and Finance from University of the Witwatersrand.

Harry Apostoleris / Investor / Advisor
Representing Umkhathi Wethu Ventures

Harry is a Co-Founder at UW Ventures, a multi-stage investor that provides growth and replacement capital across the equity-cycle. He has served as a non-executive director on the boards of various portfolio investments from the age of 25. He completed his CA (SA) articles in the areas of Private Equity and Corporate Finance. During articles, he finished in the top ten of both Qualifying Examinations I and II (Financial Management).

Daniel McPherson / Investor / Advisor

Dan has founded and successfully exited several companies in the UK and US. He has made about 20 investments and is now also focused on incubating startups. Together with Tom Singh (founder of the New Look Chain) Daniel has founded the Launch a start up launch pad, which is building some great companies.

Giles Douglas / Investor / Advisor

Giles has worked on a wide range of M&A, ECM and structured finance transactions in both the UK and South Africa. Giles qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) in 1996 and joined Rothschild in London rising to run the Consumer Products team. Giles returned to South Africa in 2003 and established TEIM Ventures - a venture capital company in which the partners invest their own capital and expertise in new businesses. He joined Deutsche Bank in 2010 and completed transactions for a number of major African mining groups and rejoined Rothschild in South Africa in 2014 as Managing Director. Specialties include: Corporate Finance, M&A, ECM, Investment Banking, Strategic Advisory, Venture Capital.

Rob Dower / Investor / Advisor
Representing Allan Gray

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (University of Cape Town), Master of Business Administration (INSEAD). Rob joined Allan Gray Proprietary Limited in August 2003. He is a Director of Allan Gray Group Proprietary Limited, Orbis Holdings Limited and Orbis Allan Gray Limited. He was Chief Operating Officer of Allan Gray Proprietary Limited from June 2009 to June 2018. He previously worked as a management consultant with McKinsey.