Founder and CEO:
Snapplify is a digital learning EdTech company aiming to enable digital learning for individuals as well as institutions by creating a marketplace for digital education content, services and devices. Focused on the African market, Snapplify provides everything that an institution needs in order to create a secure, collaborative e-learning environment for students. They specialize in content distribution, mobile publishing and is Africa’s largest e-book aggregator/ distributor with over 250 000 titles from 250 publishers. Their website highlights their strive to help level the playing field in Africa by equipping local students with the cutting edge tools needed to collaborate, innovate and thrive. An award-winning hardware distribution solution developed by them for e-books, titled Snappbox, can be used in areas with limited or non-existent connectivity and is thus very appealing for markets in the developing world.
Wesley Lynch is a technology entrepreneur that has founded and been at the helm of a few ventures with the most notably being Realmdigital, an e-business strategy and technology business, Snapplify and Angelhub (a formal Angel investment network established to support local ventures). Since founding Snapplify in 2012, he has been named one of the 38 emerging South African tech entrepreneurs to watch and in 2018, Snapplify won the Reimagine Education Overall EdTech Award. With his vision and guidance, the company has secured various international partnerships and venture capital investments.
Not much detail can be found on the company website of the team working at Snapplify but a quick LinkedIn search revealed over 30 employees with many having worked at Realmdigital and having a background in software development. Given their line of business it also comes as no surprise that there is also expertise in publishing present with their Growth Director, Tarryn-Anne Anderson, being the co-founder of Bookdash,
Some Interesting Tidbits:
Read this article for an interview with Wesley Lynch on some of his experiences on being an entrepreneur.
Or take a look at the interview below where he discusses the growth and evolution of Snapplify: