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We Are Monsters secures investment, partnership with Silvertree Internet Holdings

7 September 2015

Cape Town, 2015 – We Are Monsters (WAM), the newly-founded web and mobile development agency, will be entering a partnership with tech investor Silvertree Internet Holdings to help build the next frontier of tech and digital business across Africa. We Are Monsters will be Silvertree’s preferred web and mobile development provider for their portfolio, and will receive growth capital from Silvertree.

We Are Monsters’ founders, Stephan Steynfaardt and Pieter van Reenen, have a combined twenty years of fast-paced development experience in the IT security and digital marketing environment. Now working independently they will continue to specialise in building high-end websites, developing software applications, designing complex brands and products, and mastering the latest technologies. Already, after only three months of business, WAM has acquired Ogilvy and Gorilla Media as clients for a multitude of online commerce projects.

“We will be working with many of the most exciting companies in South Africa – and the rest of the continent – on ground-breaking and innovative projects,” says Pieter Van Reenen. “This partnership with Silvertree gives us a chance to really showcase our ability. To create not just great websites and apps, but also top-class digital marketing.”

When asked about the partnership, Silvertree Director Paul Cook said, “We’re incredibly excited to be working with the We Are Monsters team as our preferred developers, as they have top-of-the-range technical expertise, deep interest in building businesses, and an incredible, young culture.”

It is a partnership sure to see top-quality developers fighting for the opportunity to join the We Are Monsters team.


About We Are Monsters

 We Are Monsters ( is a development agency serving digital agencies and startups that want to develop campaigns or applications. With their wealth of knowledge in the processes of large multinational corporations, they assist and mitigate the risk for their clients on any pitfalls that may arrive in the development life cycle of any campaign, no matter the size or complexity. They currently have a team of developers, quality control and project managers, but are actively recruiting skilled front-end, back-end and mobile developers.

About Silvertree

Silvertree Internet Holdings ( is an operating and holding company for early and mid-stage tech businesses targeting African consumers. Silvertree incubates and invests into ventures, and focuses on execution of simple, proven business models. Based in Cape Town, the Silvertree portfolio includes e-commerce businesses like Faithful to Nature, Cybercellar and WineCo, financial services comparison website ClicknCompare, performance marketing agency Sprout, and others.