Derek Grimm

Creativity and Results in Collaborative Partnerships

A rising tide is good for all of the ships in the harbour. Derek feels the same about the partnerships and projects that he takes on. If you do well, he does well. Co-operation can replace competition.


Collaborative Entrepreneur

Derek Grimm

Derek (Canadian born), moved to Japan in 1996 after graduating university. It was here that he started developing his skills in digital marketing, creating digital media (content) and websites. The fire was lit and he went on to master the art of interactive GUI’s (Graphic User Interface) and video.

After launching GrongTech in 2013 and running the business for several years out of Perth, in Western Australia, Derek is now based in the Northern Beaches area of Sydney with his wife and children. His business is focused on developing and optimising websites, building marketing automation frameworks, as well as editing and branding video. He believes strongly that the foundation of any online presence is solid, quality content in a variety of formats.

Technology and online marketing are ever changing, but Derek is always expanding his knowledge and keeping abreast of emerging trends.

He is the ‘go to’ guy for many businesses who want to explore new ways to communicate through technology and brings that passion to every project he takes on.


Derek divides his time between three main projects:


GrongTech Web Solutions

GrongTech offers website design, website care, marketing automation, and crypto consulting services.


Search Find Become

Teaching Adoptees and Birth Parents how to prepare and search for each other



The art of collaboration and non-resistance. Derek teaches and trains in Aikido.

“There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.”


GrongTech Web Solutions

Derek is the Director and Lead Designer of GrongTech Web Solutions which specialises in website design, website care, marketing automation, and crypto consulting.

Website Design

The bedrock that your online presence is founded on: a well designed website should help you convert visitors into paying customers.

Marketing Automation

Marketing automation is the equivalent of having your very own robot salesman promoting your brand 24/7/365.


Website Care

Properly caring for and maintaining a website requires specialised skills, systems, and processes. Caring for a website is just as important as building it!

Crypto Consulting

How can a tech company help you get started with crypto?  Crypto is very technical, with wallets, exchanges, and more; all online.  Who better than a tech company to show you the ropes?

Search Find Become

Search Find Become is an online course designed to teach adoptees and birth parents how to prepare and how to search for each other to find what was lost and to help heal.  It will be launching in the first half of 2020.


Gathering together and learning how to use the tools that will maximise the potential for succeeding in a search.


Using the tools to find lost family, and learning how to prepare before reaching out to connect with them.


Pierce the veil, discover the rest of your story, possibly begin to build relationships. Become your whole story!


Sometimes described as one of the most spiritual and technically difficult of the traditional Japanese martial arts, Aikido emphasises blending, redirection and non-resistance. Derek has been training in Aikido since 1990, and teaching since 2003.

Creativity and Quality

I'm Thrilled!

"Derek recently developed my website and I’m thrilled! The finished site was much better than I had initially anticipated it to be. I can’t recommend Derek highly enough, in fact I have already referred my friends and family to him as I know they will receive exceptional service, knowledge and value for money. Thanks again Derek!" testimonial-1

Kerry Schultz | Photographer

Great Design!

"It was a pleasure working with GrongTech. I am more than pleased with the excellent quality of Derek's work on our website project, and the service he continues to provide. I am greatly impressed by his professional and thorough approach to his work and to his clients." testimonial-1

Peter Webb | Co-Founder, Perth UBSG

oops! I just awesomed all over the place!

looking for awesome

Are you awesome?

Let’s be awesome together!

Get In Touch!

If you’d like to discuss a project with Derek, please get in touch.

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