Nicholas Haralambous

Nicholas Haralambous

Mobile Specialist and Entrepreneur

Cape Town Area, South Africa

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Nicholas Haralambous's Overview

  • Founder at NicSocks
  • Director & Founder at Resolve Mobile
  • CEO & Co-Founder at Motribe
  • Product Manager: Social Networking at Vodacom
  • Mobile Manager at Mail & Guardian Online
  • Campus Editor at Financial Mail
  • Owner/Editor at studentwire
  • Partner at WiredWorks
  • Freelance writer at Universum
  • Junior Journalist/intern at 702 Talk Radio

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Nicholas Haralambous' Summary

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.

Nicholas Haralambous' Experience



November 2012Present (1 year 11 months)

NicSocks is a limited edition subscription sock service. We help men dress better and discover the Foundations of Style.

Director & Founder

Resolve Mobile

March 2013December 2013 (10 months) Cape Town

CEO & Co-Founder


August 2010September 2012 (2 years 2 months) Cape Town Area, South Africa

Product Manager: Social Networking


June 2009July 2010 (1 year 2 months)

Mobile Manager

Mail & Guardian Online

April 2008August 2008 (5 months)

Campus Editor

Financial Mail

June 2007May 2008 (1 year)



August 2005January 2008 (2 years 6 months)



20072007 (less than a year)

Freelance writer


20072007 (less than a year)

Junior Journalist/intern

702 Talk Radio

May 2003July 2003 (3 months)

Nicholas Haralambous' Projects

  • Vodacom’s The Grid

    • January 2007 to December 2011
    Team Members: Nicholas Haralambous, Vincent Maher, Armand Van Der Merwe, Naved Khan, Natascha Glöckle, André Van Schalkwyk, Ferdie Danzfuss, Andrei Todorov, Jan Serfontein, Rob van Zyl

    The Grid was a Mobile Location Based Social Network open to South African users, before GPS in phones became popular. The service was focused around mobile, using the Location Based Services available from certain networks to locate a user's SIM card. This project also initiated several smaller sub-projects, including Legends of Echo (Massive Multiplayer Online Location Based Role Playing Game), Gridstar (Mobile talent search competition) and Thumbwars (An adventure treasure hunt television show)

Nicholas Haralambous' Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Greek

    (Limited working proficiency)
  • Afrikaans

    (Limited working proficiency)

Nicholas Haralambous' Skills & Expertise

  1. Mobile Devices
  2. Entrepreneur
  3. Digital Media
  4. Social Media
  5. Social Media Marketing
  6. Digital Marketing
  7. Digital Strategy
  8. Entrepreneurship
  9. Mobile Internet
  10. Mobile Applications
  11. Mobile Strategy
  12. Start-ups
  13. Blogging
  14. Online Marketing
  15. Social Networking
  16. Strategy
  17. Product Management
  18. Brand Development
  19. Management
  20. Mobile Marketing
  21. New Business Development
  22. New Media

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Nicholas Haralambous' Education

Rhodes University

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Politics


St David's



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