Our Story
Making an Impact

We are a close-knit, highly experienced team of business and system integration specialists who love solving challenges and making an impact. We help our clients to cut the cost of delivering impactful solutions to their customers using our NO CODE Enterprise Integration Platform - GLU.Ware.
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Our Story

Integration catalysing Innovation

GLU's founders came together at Fundamo and later Visa, building Mobile Financial Service systems across the emerging markets with a shared passion for financial inclusion. Under Fundamo/Visa, the GLU team were involved in building over 50 MFS ecosystems across 35 markets. In the process the team built up a deep understanding of the value that a solid integration architecture has on the ability to sustainably deliver impactful, commercially viable solutions.
The core of GLU's offering is GLU.Ware, a NO CODE Enterprise Integration Platform (EIP) that is the culmination of GLU's 100+ years of Integration experience gained in Emerging Market environments. GLU.Ware overcomes the obstacles that business executives face when innovating, it enables Clients to integrate systems quickly and securely, shortening time to market and affordably unlocking business value.
Vision

Innovation at Speed

Our vision is to disrupt the Systems Integration industry with GLU.Ware by enabling our Clients to integrate to anything, anywhere in the quickest, most secure and cost effective manner driving Innovation through accelerated service launch, business agility, and business value realisation.
The GLU Team

Our core characteristics

GLU always delivers something the team can be proud of.  We are ethical, direct and professional.  Our work ethic is beyond reproach – delivering the best possible result is not an option, it’s a given. We love what we do.
  • Professional
    We pride ourselves on setting the bar through our 'always on' belief in delivering to the highest standard
  • Tenacious
    We never give up, we always see challenges we face through and in the process we build lasting relationships.
  • Fast
    We always aim to deliver measurable value and benefit to our clients at speed.
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Culture

Most of the GLU team members have worked together for more than 10 years. This means that respect for each other’s skills and personalities is implicit. GLU’s culture is based on 5 building blocks: Creativity, Excellence, Significance, Enjoyment, Winning over the long term … while doing the right thing!
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"The only source of knowledge is experience" - Albert Einstein

Knowledge through Experience

2008

Core team comes together at Fundamo (where Mobile Money in Africa was born) as the Professional Services and Integration team taking the Fundamo platform to market, integrating Banks and Telco ecosystems at scale for the first time.

2011

Visa acquires Fundamo and the team goes through a major corporate culture and focus transition - non-functional requirements (Performance, Security) become the priority.

2016

The core of the Fundamo Professional Services team see the global need for a NO CODE based Enterprise Integration Platform solution, GLU.Ware is conceived and GLU starts operations.

2017

GLU signs its first GLU.Ware client - RenMoney Nigeria and first Client Analysts are trained to self-manage their integrations.

2018

GLU Signs first FINCA Africa Subsidiaries and GLU.Ware team expands accelerating our product roadmap.

2019

FINCA Group deal is signed expanding the power of GLU.Ware to 10 Subsidiaries across the globe. GLU selected into the UK Go Global 2019 Cohort.

2020

GLU.Ware use is expanded to payments aggregation with Flash where GLU.Ware passes Flash’s significant security and performance tests handsomely. GLU.USSD GEAR Commercialised. GLU selected into the 2020 VC4A 2020 cohort.

2021

GLU UK is established. Trained Systems Analyst capacity established with Solution Partner - Saratoga. GLU.ID GEAR solution commercialised. GLU.DE and GLU.Remit GEAR offerings developed.

2022

GLU's expansion into new markets is being accelerated through our presence in the UK. MVNX becomes another GLU Client. GLU’s Series A funding round kicks off.
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  • 2016
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  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
Teamwork through Trust

GLU's Founders

GLU was founded by partners and long-term colleagues Owen Meredith, Kathryn Grace and Frans Roos.
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Owen Meredith
Chief Innovation Officer
Owen Meredith
Chief Innovation Officer
B.Sc (Engineering), 25+ years of Solutions and Product Development experience, the last 15 years deeply immersed in the Mobile Financial Services space.
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Kathryn Grace
Chief Operations Officer
Kathryn Grace
Chief Operations Officer
B.Bus.Sc, M.Sc, 25+ year track record in the delivery of valuable solutions to clients – focus on commercial, consulting and client development across industry.
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Frans Roos
Chief Executive Officer
Frans Roos
Chief Executive Officer
M.Sc (Engineering), 27+ years’ experience leading high performing teams and integrating complex systems in business and technology environments globally.
Owen Meredith
Chief Innovation Officer
B.Sc (Engineering), 25+ years of Solutions and Product Development experience, the last 15 years deeply immersed in the Mobile Financial Services space.
Kathryn Grace
Chief Operations Officer
B.Bus.Sc, M.Sc, 25+ year track record in the delivery of valuable solutions to clients – focus on commercial, consulting and client development across industry.
Frans Roos
Chief Executive Officer
M.Sc (Engineering), 27+ years’ experience leading high performing teams and integrating complex systems in business and technology environments globally.
OUR GLOBAL FOOTPRINT
GLU ON A MAP
GLU's Global office footprint has recently expanded beyond South Africa with our operations in the UK being established. Our ever expanding Client and Partner network is also driving GLU's global footprint growth.
GLU Global UK Limited
Oxford, UK connect@glu.global
GLU Global (Pty) Ltd.
Cape Town, South Africa connect@glu.global
Software group
Washington DC, USA
Software group
Jalisco, Mexico
Silvermoon
Bertem, Belguim
Software Group
Sofia, Bulgaria
Credit Insight Analytics
Tiblisi, Georgia
Software group
Cairo, Egypt
Spidd
Kampala, Uganda
Software Group
Nairobi, Kenya
Software Group
Accra, Ghana
Software Group
Lagos, Nigeria
Petricor
Ikeja, Nigeria
Xago
Silvermoon
Breakpoint
Cape Town, South Africa
Mobiwand
Mumbai, India
Software Group
Chennai, India
Software Group
Makati City, Philippines
Software Group
Queensland, Australia
FINCA Impact Finanace
Washington DC, USA
FINCA SSC
Tiblisi, Georgia
FINCA Kyrgyztan
Bishkek, Kyrgyztan
FINCA Kyrgyztan
Bishkek, Kyrgyztan
FINCA Pakistan
Lahore, Pakistan
Bank Alfallah
Karachi, Pakistan
FINCA DRC
Kinshasa, DRC
Power
Nairobi, Kenya
FINCA Uganda
Kampala, Uganda
FINCA Zambia
Lusaka, Zambia
FINCA Malawi
Blantyre, Malawi
IMS Fintech
Johannesburg, Africa
Ecentric Flash Cape
South Africa
We are Growing

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Our people are our greatest asset.
Open positions:
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