Cylynt is an employee owned company, founded in 2014 and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with a subsidiary (Cylynt LLC) in California and team members all around the world.
The initial offering that Cylynt entered the market with was already under development and in use as an internal solution (SmartFlow) inside the global consulting company our founder started 9 years earlier. The existing experience in areas such data enrichment, filtering, and automated correlation of datasets provided the foundation for this. During the early years Cylynt was able to gain the confidence of several leading ISV's across markets such as EDA, CAD and PLM based on mostly the vision and roadmap as the product was initially not yet fully developed in all areas. The strong commitments of Cylynt's customers have allowed us to invest significantly (more than 40% of turnover) in R&D, building out SmartFlow as the leading usage telemetry system for on prem software in the market, and launching new and innovative products alongside.
We are specialized in providing insights to ISV's in how on-premise software is being used. Our customers use the telemetry information generated by our technology platform to ensure compliant usage of their products in addition to enabling customer success and sales teams to better understand their users. Our end-user customers rely on Cylynt to identify software compliance risks inside their own IT infrastructure by using our unlicensed software detection solution.
Our Leadership Team
CEO and Founder
Chris founded Cylynt in 2014 as his second startup after having built a global services company (ITCA) that developed its own inhouse analysis platform years earlier. Prior to starting ITCA in 2005 Chris was active in the Software Asset Management domain in the Netherlands as a pioneer in the industry. For the past 15 years Chris, a father of 5 children, has lived in the Caribbean from where he drives various environmental initiatives such as a Mangrove Conservation NGO. Chris is also an active provider of seed capital into technology startups through his London based investment fund, Columbo Software.
Carl has over a decade of experience in enterprise software design and implementation. He began his career with Irish start-up Information Mosaic assisting tier 1 banks in their corporate action automation. With BAE Systems he designed a greenfield case management product for unauthorised trading detection, before moving to Murex to work on end to end product development of their enterprise trading platform. Carl earned two BEng's in civil and structural engineering from Technological University Dublin and his MSc in computer science from University College Dublin.
John has over 25 years experience at senior executive level. Before joining Cylynt John worked with SaaS start-up CCT Technology for almost 5 years, helping them scale their operations in Ireland, Europe and the USA. John started his career in Information Technology before moving into staffing and recruitment, where he helped build a number of companies for IPO and acquisition. John returned to the technology sector in 2017 and is responsible for all operational activities in Cylynt.
Graham returned to the UK in 2015 after 24 years abroad to develop a portfolio of activities, including directorships, investing in companies, charity trusteeships, and community service. He began his career in 1983 as a mining engineer and in 1991 embarked on a 24-year international career in media and technology. For most of that period, he was CEO of Irdeto, a Netherlands software, technology, and security company. Graham earned his BEng in mining engineering from University of Nottingham and his MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University in The Netherlands. He also holds a diploma in company direction from The Institute of Directors in the UK.
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