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Nicholas Haralambous

Nicholas Haralambous

Founder of NicSocks


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Nic is currently the founder of, a fashion ecommerce startup based in Cape Town, South Africa.

He was the CEO and co-founder of Motribe before the company was successfully acquired by Africa’s largest social network, Mxit in August, 2012.

He was selected as one of the 200 young South Africans to take to lunch by the Mail&Guardian, featured on GQ's list of top 30 men in media and was also a finalist in the Men's Health Best Men Awards. The company he co founded, Motribe, was named by Forbes as one of the top 20 startups in Africa in 2012.

He is a journalist who quickly moved away from print media, through online and in to mobile media production and management. He has worked in dead-tree media with the Sunday Times and Financial Mail.

Nic's new media experience includes working as the head of the mobile division at Mail & Guardian and Product Manager of Vodacom SA’s mobile social networking division.

He has spoken at events around the world including SXSW in Texas (Panel), the Rutberg Summit in London, AfricaCom in Cape Town, Tech4Africa in Johannesburg, Mobile Web Africa in Kenya and South Africa, Mobile Entertainment Africa in Cape Town, Highway Africa in Grahamstown, Digital Citizen Indaba in Grahamstown, as well as the 27 Dinners and Heavy Chef events in South Africa.

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