We combine great culture and innovative
technology to create amazing products.

FireID is a technology incubator based in Stellenbosch, South Africa. We focus on the development and commercialisation of innovative and disruptive technologies. We operate across a number of industries where we help our clients to take advantage of new technology trends. Our success is driven by a committed and dynamic team who are passionate about creating products that have major impact.

FireID is currently focused on 6 opportunities

Journey helps organisations to rapidly build custom enterprise mobile apps for streamlining business processes — enabling data capturing, workflows, decision support and the creation of electronic documents. Enterprises around the globe rely on Journey’s technology to implement their mobility strategies.

SnapScan provides secure and convenient mobile payments. With SnapScan users can pay using only their phones; they don’t need to carry cash, load a wallet or worry about a card being skimmed. SnapScan won the 2013 award for the best app at the annual South African App of the Year awards.

FireID Security builds authentication solutions for large organisations and banks. Our security technology is used across the globe by a number of large corporations. The FireID Security technology also powers ESET’s Secure Authentication product.

Switchless leverages digital crypto currencies to create next generation financial services products, providing switchless (decentralised) exchanges, wallet accounts and other financial services products to large financial institutions. Switchless technology integrates deeply into existing banking networks.

FireWorks uses new technology, market trends and partnerships to rapidly create innovative new businesses. We work closely with selected partners to quickly develop new technical solutions and businesses and integrate them into their existing networks and assets.

Mindjoy is the easiest way to learn meditation. Quick and convenient meditations that fit your daily routine. With simple guided meditations Mindjoy will show you the value that 10 minutes a day can add to your life.

Clients and Partners

Our clients are diverse, ranging from small family-owned businesses to large listed multinationals. We often partner with established firms to help them deliver new products to their customers. For many of our clients we act as a bridge between new, innovative technology and the large scale systems and processes required in high-trust corporate environments.

ESET is one of the largest antivirus companies in the world, with more than 100 million clients. They have partnered with FireID to develop a new secure authentication product (ESET Secure Authentication) for their business customers. FireID’s security team handled the product design and development from our Stellenbosch offices.

ESET Secure Authentication was launched in North America in February 2013, is currently available in over 40 countries and is being rolled out to all of ESET’s 180 Country Partners.

Vodafone licenses FireID technology to enable their mHealth and field service offering Mezzanine. Through this partnership, our mobile application platform, Journey, enables thousands of remote workers to perform critical operations in technically challeng-ing environments.

Among these workers are emergency responders, who use our platform to monitor and record rescue operations in real time; and health workers, who use it to monitor rural patients and provide accurate data to decision makers at clinics and hospitals.

FireID has partnered with Standard Bank to deliver a number of innovative products, including SnapScan – our consumer- focused mobile payments solution.

Standard Bank relies on FireID to deliver cutting edge innovations in the banking and payments space. Through our unique relationship with Standard Bank we have trusted access to a vast ATM network, switching platforms and legal assistance; this partnership allows FireID to efficiently deliver innovation in the heavily regulated financial sector.

Recent Exit

Pondering Panda is a consumer insights company that uses the connectedness of mobile & digital technology, to find out what people really think. Using the best analytical approaches, Pondering Panda delivers valuable market research insights to brands like KFC and Coca Cola.

History and Growth

FireID was established in 2011, when the founders acquired FireID (Pty) Ltd, a mobile security pioneer. This security business, subsequently spun off as FireID Security, became one of the first incubation projects under FireID.

In the subsequent years, FireID has expanded into numerous sectors, spanning mobile security, low-cost banking, market research, mobile payments, digital currencies, gesture interaction and mobile field service. Our team has grown from an initial group of five to thirty-two. During this time we have remained focused on delivering innovative technology to the market.

FireID has been debt free and profitable since its inception in 2011. We follow a strategy of sustainable, organic growth — avoiding debt or equity financing as a growth mechanism.

When faced with a choice to acquire new skills, we prefer to grow skills in-house whenever possible and encourage our people to pursue learning in multiple areas of expertise. This approach has allowed us to contribute to diverse domains in a relatively short period of time.

At FireID we

  -  Create valuable things that make the world better
  -  Work with awesome people in a great environment
  -  Have fun, be challenged and learn frequently
  -  Grow company value and personal wealth

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Unit 1
1 Innovation Centre
Meson Rd
Technopark
Stellenbosch
7600
South Africa