About us

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.

Our story

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.


The Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4) is multi-institutional research center located at Dublin City University. The vision for the Cloud Computing Technology Centre is to be an internationally recognized, industry-led center of excellence for innovation and applied research, that accelerates the development and adoption of Cloud technology and showcases Ireland’s capabilities in this field.

The Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), an international association of companies providing goods and services throughout the semiconductor design ecosystem, is a forum to address technical, marketing, economic and legislative issues affecting the entire industry. It acts as the central voice to communicate and promote the value of the semiconductor design industry as a vital component of the global electronics industry.

The Irish Software Association (ISA) is an association within Ibec, the national voice of business in Ireland. ISA represents the digital and software technology sector and is a proactive membership organization with over 175 member companies located throughout Ireland. Led by an executive council of 20 industry leaders and facilitated by a full time professional staff, ISA represents a community of category-winning, scaling companies that want to transform the markets in which they operate. ISA continues to be the most relevant organisation in Ireland for scaling digital and software technology companies and offers unrivalled access to the connections, knowledge, and influence required by industry leaders today.

The Irish Software Innovation Group (ISIN) is a free matchmaking and knowledge-brokering service that helps software companies to identify and engage with relevant third-level research institutes. ISIN is managed by the Irish Software Association (ISA), a sector within Ibec, and is open to all software/ICT companies. ISIN establishes member requirements, whether to solve a problem or find a new technology area, identifies potential academic partners and helps match appropriate academic expertise to support the member company in moving forward, and offers ongoing support, including progress monitoring, guidance, and fundraising advice.

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