The CEOs of companies in our portfolio, some Brightspark alumni, and other members of our family.

Alan Lysne

CEO, Cascada

Alan has been a co-founder, CEO, CTO, and COO of a number of successful technology businesses, and has worked with hundreds of startups as an advisor and investor.

Currently, Alan is Managing Director at Ryerson Futures Inc., a technology accelerator connected to the DMZ, that invests seed capital into early stage companies through programs in Canada, and India.
Previously, Alan was the CEO of a venture-backed mobile company called Cascada Mobile that was acquired by Grapple Mobile, now Monitise. Prior to that, Alan was co-founder and CTO of Davinci Technologies. Davinci was acquired by CSG Systems, now Comverse Technology. Alan started his career as a consultant with Accenture, and holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University.