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Our clients treat us like partners because we consistently show that our priority is getting results for their business more than billing hours for us.


A multi-year relationship tasked with the strategy, design, development and operation of a world class end-to-end e-commerce project. This included us hiring their internal team of designers and developers.

Barclays Africa

When Barclays sold Barclays Africa we were tasked with the strategy, staff research and design of a digital platform to make sure 40,000 of their staff across 12 countries transitioned well.

Diageo Trust South Africa

We overhauled the entire startup incubation program from end to end with a focus on profitable startups using technology for social good.

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Various design thinking, product strategy and rapid prototyping lead digital transformation across divisions tackling both internal and consumer facing challenges.


The product strategy, design and front-end UX development of what became Investec’s One Place online self-service platform.


System architecture, design and development of the platform consisting of the consumer facing experience, volunteer admin portal and logistics system linking kids to their parcel donor and tracking the delivery of over 1 million boxes.


Expanding the brand beyond marketing into digital products with various consumer and intermediary facing product strategy and prototyping sprints.

Sanlam Private Wealth

Ongoing digital transformation through the creation of a Design System used to deliver the new Sanlam Private Wealth brand website as well as a client service tool for portfolio managers.


We’ve been helping this 100 year old insurance giant find new ways to deliver insurance for consumers and brokers by testing various product strategies through rapid prototyping sessions with end customers.


Product design and development of the paperless self-service onboarding service requiring a consumer facing onboarding experience as well as the internal staff portal.

Standard Bank Life Insurance

Ongoing transformation of the self-service customer-facing and employee-facing products, enabled by launching their first ever insurance API leading to a 150% increase in insurance leads.

Vital Health Foods

A multi-year digital transformation lead by the end-to-end rollout of e-commerce solutions across the groups 3 brands including logistics as well as various digital product innovations. This lead to a 136% increase in online revenue.

The secret to their success is their ability to assemble talented teams of people that care. I think of Urbian as a critical member of my team, not some outsourced function.

Keith Elliott, CEO Of Met-S Care


Over the last 12 years Urbian has grown into a company where like-minded, passionate people can work together, share unique ideas and bring them to life. We do this by investing in new disruptive businesses or launching our own. We selectively partner with early-stage startups to build product roadmaps and assemble internal teams. Engagements often begin during product definition. They always result in a functioning beta or launched product.


Hi5 was birthed inside of Urbian from our own frustrations with HR software. After 2 years the company grew enough to find it's own offices and continues to grow to this day.


A partnership since 2019 to define, create the brand and build the tech for a new mobile self-service low-cost property platform aimed at reimagining how the new middle class live.


Defining, operating and creating the product and brand by reinventing a marketplace for SMBs to thrive while providing a regular source of income to professionals.

The team at Urbian have an infectious confidence that anything is possible. When we're with them the future doesn't feel 10 years away, it feels 10 weeks away.

Pierre van der Merwe, COO Muun

We can help you

  • Create & validate new ideas
  • Be bold with technology
  • Improve efficiency with lean practices
  • Build capability & confidence
  • Be more customer centric
  • Increase speed to market
  • Deliver great quality products & services, fast
  • Navigate the open source revolution