Cinergix is a Melbourne, Australia based startup with its own Research and Development Center in the sunny island of Sri Lanka.
It was founded by Chandika Jayasundara, Nick Foster and Charanjit Singh in 2007. Chandika started working on the concepts that led to Cinergix in mid 2007 and got Charan and Nick onboard soon after.
Cinergix launched thier product Creately at DEMOfall 08.
Get the latest on Creately and the Cinergix team at the Creately.com site
Where is Cinergix going?
Cinergix wants to support innovation in various industries by allowing people to easily create designs, reuse existing components and by sharing common knowledge across expert communities. We have started to travel on this path with our online drawing and design application Creately. Creately aims to make design easy with a collaborative online application that is made easier to use with intelligent Knowledge Objects, a smart user interface and reusable content.
Our vision, strategy and products are underpinned by our Patent Pending Knowledge Object technology.
Awards and recognition
Even with its relatively recent beginnings Cinergix has been recognized across the globe for it's innovation, solid business model and vision. Some of that just below.
- 2nd Prize Winner Melbourne University Entrepreneurship Challenge
- Top 5 Startups in Victoria Australia
- Chosen to launch at DEMOfall 08 in San Diego CA from over 700 applicants world wide
- Chosen to be part of TechCrunch 50 2008 from over 1000 applicants world wide
- Cinergix awarded the top prize at Sri Lanka National Best Quality Awards 2008 in the Startup category
The Management Team
Chandika Jayasundara – Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
MIS (Melbourne), Pg Dip M(CIM), BSc.(Hons)(London)
Chandika started to work on Cinergix in July 2007 on a full-time basis. Since then he has built a strong team, setup the infrastructure, a proof of product concept and proven the business case to various stakeholders to establish the start-up.
Chandika has over 7 years of experience in creating and deploying software products to serve organisations that range from SME's to Global 2000 companies. He has led international teams in technical and management capacities and supported delivery of large scale web enabled software to enterprise clients. He has also previously founded and led a small software consulting firm with a team of 4 that catered to small and medium sized businesses in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Recently, he has been the key member of a research project at the Department of Information Systems at The University of Melbourne focusing on online collaborative learning and is an author of several publications on this subject. Chandika holds a Master of Information Systems from The University of Melbourne, a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and a Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Systems with First Class Honours from the University of London.
Chandika's long term business and technical vision, the innate feel for the market trends, and proven leadership skills helps Cinergix grow to its full potential.
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Nick Foster – Chief Operating Officer (COO)
MInfoTech (Melbourne), GradDip e-Business Law (Melbourne), BSc. CompSci (Hons) (Brunel), MACS (Prov)
Nick joined Cinergix in November 2007. Nick has worked in the IT industry in both the UK and Australia during the past 8 years. During his career Nick has been exposed to organisations of varying sizes. He has been intimately involved in the running of an Australian company which provided him with excellent decision making experience. Nick was also involved in shaping and bringing to market a new way of extracting value from intellectual property within the health care industry; using the Internet to sell and deliver the material to healthcare workers all around the world. Nick's other skills include software development; he has created many software solutions during his career all focused on networking and the Internet. Nick completed his postgraduate studies at The University of Melbourne and gained a Master of Information Technology and a Graduate Diploma in E-Business Law. His undergraduate studies were completed at Brunel University in London where he received Honours for his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
Nick's experience with start-ups and his ability to manage and lead company operations allows him to excel at executing the business vision of Cinergix.
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Charanjit Singh – Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
MBusIT (Melbourne), BASc (Computer Engineering)(Nanyang, Singapore)
Charanjit joined Cinergix in October 2007 to help refine the idea and develop the Cinergix business model. He has 10 years experience in the IT industry consulting with large multinational and Internet start-ups in Singapore, Australia and India.
Charanjit started his professional career with a Singapore-based Internet start-up, where he led the application development teams across the Asia Pacific region, allowing the firm to list successfully on the Singapore Stock Exchange. Since then, he has led numerous large-scale Enterprise Application projects in the region within the Telco, Retail and Government industries, but has yearned to get back to his roots in the Internet business.
With excellent leadership skills, Charanjit brings extensive market knowledge and customer management skills to the team. His exposure to international markets and experience selling to C-Level executives will see Charanjit adding value to Cinergix's business strategy and growth vision. He holds a Masters in Business Information Technology from The University of Melbourne and a Bachelors in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
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Hiraash Thawfeek – Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Hiraash joined Cinergix December 2007 to help define and develop the core Cinergix technology. Hiraash has over 8 years of experience in leading technology teams and designing great products for global customers in the United States, United Kingdom and many in Asia Pacific.
Hiraash has been involved in varying engineering roles in products that range from secure payment devices, mobile applications to web applications. He has led diverse multi-national teams, has engaged in the full product development and sales cycle of products to global brand name customers, and has a well known track record of flawless and on time delivery.
His ability to translate vision into a clear technical roadmap, focus on quality and technology team leadership skills are invaluable to Cinergix as it grows into the future.
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