Hello there,

I’m Masharty Tembo
Entrepreneur, Writer and Digital Product Craftsman.
Welcome to my corner of the internet where I share my lessons learned, so you don’t make the same mistakes I did.
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I’m a Zambian-born entrepreneur raised in the kingdom of eSwatini. I am currently a product manager at a Fintech startup in Saudi Arabia and co-founder of Simplimantis.

I am a self-taught UI/UX designer, currently learning front-end development with a background in investment management and mathematical statistics. I have a keen interest in start-ups, psychology, business strategy, philosophy and product design. I am incredibly passionate about helping  entrepreneurs and organisations turn their ideas into problem-solving products. When I'm not working on building the future of banking in the Middle East, I'm either writing, coding, designing, reading, or ranting about random stuff on Twitter. I love popcorn, KFC Zinger Wings, movies, and I think The Office (US) is the greatest sitcom of all time.

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Here I share all sorts of insights and behind-the-scenes happenings on being an entrepreneur. Everything I write about is what I wish I had read before embarking on this journey.



I regularly speak about turning ideas into problem-solving products from the perspective of a self-taught tech entrepreneur and product manager. I’ve spoken on a panel at Aspiring Black Leaders, the Impact Venture Incubation Programme at the UCT Graduate School of Business, a workshop for the Allan Gray Association, among many others. If you think I would be a good fit for your conference, event or workshop, contact me.

What some people have to say about my talks…

Sandras Phiri
Director, Startup Grind South Africa

Masharty has the ability to explain complex and often confusing concepts in a clear and concise manner. He loves his subject matter and the passion shows.

Ndileka Zantsi
Programme Co-ordinator, Solution Space
at UCT Graduate School of Business

Masharty's expertise mixed with his lived experience in understanding customer personas and analysing customer metrics contributed to a robust lesson. He is approachable, helpful and takes his audience's questions very seriously and responds with a wealth of insights.


Want to get in touch? Don’t hesitate to send me an email! I’m always eager to connect with like-minded individuals or organisations who are working on exciting projects. I try to respond to every email within 48 hours.