|Registered Since||11 Mar 2004|
|Areas of Expertise||Ecommerce, Organic/Natural Search (SEO), Paid Search (PPC), User Experience and Usability, Web Analytics|
|Contact Details||Address: 144a Clerkenwell Road, LONDON, EC1R 5DF, United Kingdom|
Gareth is a technology entrepreneur. Educated as a zoologist, he is a veteran of two dot com bubbles in London, one acquisition, and runsTechnovated, which has recently “pivoted” into an ecommerce play, and is backed by respected investors in London and South Africa.
Gareth is also the founder ofTECH4AFRICA.
Previously, Gareth served in London as Director of Product Management forMyHeritage.com, a global family genealogy company based in Tel Aviv.
Before joining MyHeritage, Gareth landed seed funding from London’s top early stage investors to co-found Kindo.com, 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 acquired by MyHeritage in August that year.
In 2010 Gareth was named one of South Africa’s “200 Young South Africans You have to take to lunch” by the Mail & Guardian newspaper, and in 2009 was one of “35 Men of Influence – 35 South Africans Under 35” by GQ magazine.
Blog posts and comments by Gareth Knight
- The revenue model of user generated content?, 17 Oct 2006
- MSN exhibits great use of Ajax, good for the web, 18 Sep 2006
- Web 2.0 needs to lose the social software thing, please, 14 Sep 2006
- Thoughts on d.Construct 2006 conference, 13 Sep 2006
- TechCrunch launches UK site, 8 Sep 2006
- UK Web 2.0 lack of startups, 14 Aug 2006
- CrunchBoard launched with apparent initial success, 9 Aug 2006
- Can the community create cash flow?, 8 Aug 2006
- Rossiter & Co caught stealing from E-consultancy, 7 Aug 2006
- Beware the online behemoths?, 3 Aug 2006
Forum posts by Gareth Knight
- BBC News goes all Slahdot and Kuro5hin, 11 Oct 2005