Gareth Knight

Gareth Knight

Gareth Knight is a consultant, digital maven, entrepreneur and open source evangelist. Educated as a zoologist and interested in the importance of sustainability, he is a veteran of two dot com bubbles in London, one web 2.0 acquisition, and is currently managing director of Technovated, a leading web 2.0 provider based in London and Johannesburg.

Technovated enables content management, delivers ecommerce stores and search engine marketing, provides social media management and stimulates growth for foreign markets through authentic user engagement.

Previously, Gareth served in London as director of product management for, a global family genealogy company.

Before joining MyHeritage, Gareth landed seed funding from London’s top early stage investors to co-found, a global family social network with an international team spread around the world. He then led the product team in London to roll out a localised version of Kindo in 17 languages within 6 months, as well as an aggressive search engine campaign, both of which resulted in users from circa 220 countries and an enviable growth rate.

Kindo was voted one of the top 3 most promising Internet companies in the UK for 2008, and was later acquired by MyHeritage in August that year.

Gareth is also organising Tech4Africa, a web and emerging technology conference, which will bring global experience and perspective to the African context.

He also mentors people in Johannesburg who are looking to find their way in the digital industry.


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