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 capitalise 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. In August, 2017 we added to the senior leadership team through the appointment of Simon in the role of COO. The company is targeting further investment in 2018 with the aim to tackle new markets and implement additional platform options.
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.
Simon Goon (COO)
Has worked in the private and public sectors as a senior manager/director and several NED positions. Starting his career in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry with Cambrex and Rhodia undertaking technical and commercial roles in account management, business development and new product introduction. Since 2005 Simon has worked at director level in the public sector at One North East and Business Durham in economic development and property management leading large teams, successful operations, implementing VC funds, developing strategy and working with businesses of all sectors.