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BirthplaceNice, France


Université Pierre et Marie Curie, DEA 1996
Computer Systems, Distributed Computing
Ecole nationale supérieure des Télécommunications, MS 1995
Computer Science

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Co-founder, CTO
Sr. Director, Software Development
Director, Software Development
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Jean Sini

Jean Sini (born July 20, 1973) is a San Francisco-based author, computer scientist, software executive and entrepreneur of French descent, most recently founder and chief technology officer at Untangly, Inc., the data aggregation division of personal finance management service and 2007 Techcrunch 50 winner, sold to Intuit for $170m in November 2009.

He sold his previous startup, Activeweave, to Buzzlogic in April 2008, and joined as Chief Technology Officer, heading Buzzlogic’s core technical vision and architecture, aimed at targeting relevance and influence across social media.

Jean Sini, a graduate from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications in Paris, moved to Silicon Valley and joined Oracle Corp. in 1996. From 2000 to 2004, he was director of software engineering in the company’s server technologies division. He simultaneously represented Oracle at several standards organizations including PayCircle and the Open Mobile Alliance. He also led initial efforts promoting a standard protocol to support push email, leading to the first draft of Push IMAP.

In 2004, he joined Symbol Technologies (acquired by Motorola in 2007) as senior director of software engineering, and continued work on Push IMAP at IETF.

In 2005, he co-founded Activeweave, inc., a Silicon Valley-based startup, operating in the attention management and social web arenas, where he was CTO until the acquisition by Buzzlogic, inc.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Canva 3/2013Seed$3M11



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