The Founders

The Founders

This London-based software trio grew out of Cromwell Media, formed by Rob Lewis in London in 1993, and First Time Right, formed by Phil Sant and Mark Knight in 1994. Sant, Knight and Lewis saw a shared vision - a new kind of media company, a digital media software company.

Their vision was reflected in their stunning debut BladeRunner in 1997. A cloud-based application server platform enabling rapid development of business critical web applications. They quickly followed this success with the remarkable Silicon.com in 1998, an advertising driven online technology magazine, later sold to CNET Networks. In March 2000 Sant, Knight & Lewis sold their award winning internet platform via a bold FTSE reverse take-over.

In 2003 the boys got the band back together determined to make global solutions for mobile devices. Funding themselves they set about rehiring their best talent and they built MusicStation - the world’s first cloud-based global media platform capable of serving millions of users. They also secured the first global mobile music licensing from the major record labels.

Sant, Knight and Lewis have truly been at the forefront of the communications revolution and continue to shape the future of digital media with their passion and invention.