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Synoptica was formed in 2015 through the merger of iVeridis and Technotomy. The two founders, Stephen and Bogdan, recognised the clear opportunity to leverage their combined experience of sales leadership and artificial intelligence to improve the way sales teams profiled and managed prospects. By capitalising on early research and customer traction and with the support of an InnovateUK SMART grant,  the company was able to rapidly deliver a technology platform that was scalable and fit for market.

In early 2017, upon completion of the research grant, Synoptica began rapidly commercialising the application and scaling the operations through the backing of one of the company’s early customers. Through the launch of our web application in June 2017 we have seen a rapid uptake of our subscription base. The company is targeting further investment in 2019 with the aim to tackle new markets and implement additional platform options.

The Team

Stephen Mooney (CEO) 

Has been involved in multiple high growth technology startups, most notably a founder of Carbonetworks, a US-Venture Capital backed company that sold to Infor in 2010. He has been involved in multiple fundraising campaigns and has coached startups to success as part of the Surrey 100 investor club where he serves as an adviser. He also works with international early stage companies as part of the UKTI’s Global Entrepreneur Programme.

Dr Bogdan Vrusias (CTO)

Has over 20 years of experience in business intelligence solutions, data analytics and bespoke software engineering. He was previously positioned as a Lecturer in Intelligent Systems and Director of Studies (from 2003 to 2015) in the Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey, and has been an entrepreneur since 2000. As the CTO of Synoptic Technologies he has managed to steer the team in the right direction bringing in several research grants and many industrial projects.

Maria Christofi

Maria graduated from the University of Surrey in 2013 and has been in the software development industry since.
Other than managing a team, she also enjoys implementing intelligent algorithms for solving real-time problems which include analysing and processing big data.

In her free time, Maria is always trying to keep herself busy with cooking, dancing and crocheting.

Lyndon Armitage

A Surrey native, Lyndon studied Computer Games Programming in the Midlands before beginning a career in software development. Experienced using various Big Data technologies as well as software engineering practices, he spends his time developing various software components and infrastructure that makeup Synoptica.

In his spare time he likes to watch films, play games and other nerdy pursuits.

Claudiu Talmaciu

Born and raised in the heart of Transylvania and a BSc Computer Science graduate from University of Surrey, Claudiu is a full-stack software developer with a keen interest and passion for design and front end technologies.
With previous industrial and freelance experience helping companies around the world build their identities, he enjoys new opportunities that are challenging and allow for a touch creativity.

Mostly active at night, Claudiu likes listening to music, watching old-school gangster movies, cooking and driving.

Dr Santosh Tirunagari

Santosh focuses on developing software-as-a-service AI tools, using state-of-the-art machine learning techniques that help Synoptica to automate research and prioritise leads based on company indicators made up of deep web and proprietary data sources. Having obtained his PhD, Santosh has published more than 30 peer-reviewed publications and has won several awards.

In his free time, Santosh spends time cooking different varieties of food, generously sprinkling Santa Maria on his culinary creations.

Aleksander Główka

Hailing from Poland, Olek trained as a linguist and cognitive neuroscientist at Oxford and Stanford. The latest addition to the Synoptic team, Olek leverages neural network and statistical learning techniques to devise solutions for Natural Language Processing tasks and deploys them in the company’s products. In the office, you can usually find him slurping his umptieth cup of coffee and gorging on cookies.

In his copious spare time, he enjoys choir singing, cycling, exploring London, as well as reading fiction and popular science.