About Us

Embedding Trust in Blockchain Data Exchange

Our mission is to create a world where businesses can make better decisions, unlock commercial opportunities, and drive innovation by exchanging data in a secure and trusted way.

Blockchain Company Values

Collaborative

Open communication and collaboration are key to creating strong relationships. We’re ambitious in driving the future of enterprise Blockchain solutions for our clients.

Challenge Solvers

Our team solves issues by proactively addressing critical business challenges in a measured way that drives efficiencies.

Inquisitive

We’re always looking to discover new solutions and approaches, which fuels our desire to get our hands dirty.

Agile

Our flexible approach to delivering a cutting-edge Blockchain platform and expert consulting allows businesses to overcome the barriers preventing mainstream adoption.

Diversity

The ByzGen team represents individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, expertise and world views.

Customer-focused

To build a solid foundation of project priorities, we work with businesses by using real use cases and routine discussions to deliver meaningful impact.

Who we work with

See the innovative clients we collaborate with:
EPFL
Covata
White Space
Atos
Ministry of Defence
BAE Systems
Team Defence Information

Meet the team

We’re a small team of Blockchain and digital transformation experts. As thought-leaders, we’re relied upon by trusted names to advise on industry challenges and implement technology with far-reaching capabilities. Get to know us.
Before founding ByzGen Marcus served in the British Army. In addition to taking part in several high-tempo combat commands, Marcus held posts in Financial and Military Capability and Defence Policy, working at the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and British Army headquarters. Marcus’ fascination with technology was first sparked by the challenges facing the defence and security sectors when it comes to managing and assuring sensitive data to inform complex and time-sensitive decisions. In addition to running the business, Marcus heads up the development of ByzGen’s academic and commercial partnerships.
Marcus Ralphs

Marcus Ralphs

Founder + CEO
Bio
Before founding ByzGen Marcus served in the British Army. In addition to taking part in several high-tempo combat commands, Marcus held posts in Financial and Military Capability and Defence Policy, working at the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and British Army headquarters. Marcus’ fascination with technology was first sparked by the challenges facing the defence and security sectors when it comes to managing and assuring sensitive data to inform complex and time-sensitive decisions. In addition to running the business, Marcus heads up the development of ByzGen’s academic and commercial partnerships.
Terry has a background in development and technology and has previously taken a senior role in growing a semantic web start up business to being acquired by the leading global information services company. Since that acquisition Terry has been building technology products for bigger corporates having previously held senior IT roles at Experian and online gaming giant, GAN. Terry assumed the position of CTO in 2017, and now is responsible for overseeing the management and development of ByzGen’s platform. Terry is passionate about bringing new solutions to ByzGen’s clients and informing our platform development based on their needs.
Terry Leonard

Terry Leonard

Co-Founder + CTO
Bio
Terry has a background in development and technology and has previously taken a senior role in growing a semantic web start up business to being acquired by the leading global information services company. Since that acquisition Terry has been building technology products for bigger corporates having previously held senior IT roles at Experian and online gaming giant, GAN. Terry assumed the position of CTO in 2017, and now is responsible for overseeing the management and development of ByzGen’s platform. Terry is passionate about bringing new solutions to ByzGen’s clients and informing our platform development based on their needs.
Matt spent 11 years as a Combat Engineer Officer in the British Army where he learned to plan, lead and deliver everything from bridge demolitions to school infrastructure projects. He completed several operational deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq; latterly serving within the army’s bomb disposal organisation where he held numerous senior operational and training roles. Upon leaving the Army Matt joined Jaguar Land Rover to manage the commercial aspects of new vehicle programmes; Followed by a stint managing business process improvement and data analytics teams. Matt is ByzGen’s Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for running the financial elements of the business as well as fundraising and business development.
Matt Birks

Matt Birks

COO
Bio
Matt spent 11 years as a Combat Engineer Officer in the British Army where he learned to plan, lead and deliver everything from bridge demolitions to school infrastructure projects. He completed several operational deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq; latterly serving within the army’s bomb disposal organisation where he held numerous senior operational and training roles. Upon leaving the Army Matt joined Jaguar Land Rover to manage the commercial aspects of new vehicle programmes; Followed by a stint managing business process improvement and data analytics teams. Matt is ByzGen’s Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for running the financial elements of the business as well as fundraising and business development.
An experienced software engineer with over a decade of experience in multi-national corporations, including Accenture, UBS Investment Bank, Expedia, and, more recently, Springer Nature. During this time Rob has built a reputation for exceptional software design and engineering across a broad array of applications including: small desktop applications, eTrading platforms and partner solutions. Rob relishes the challenges associated with building systems and solutions from the ground up. He also fervently believes that blockchain technology can empower individuals, organisations (and even machines) by creating a safer environment to manage sensitive data securely. As one of ByzGen’s senior software engineers, Rob works closely with his team to design and build systems that address the most pressing information management business challenges.
Rob Evans

Rob Evans

Senior Software Engineer
Bio
An experienced software engineer with over a decade of experience in multi-national corporations, including Accenture, UBS Investment Bank, Expedia, and, more recently, Springer Nature. During this time Rob has built a reputation for exceptional software design and engineering across a broad array of applications including: small desktop applications, eTrading platforms and partner solutions. Rob relishes the challenges associated with building systems and solutions from the ground up. He also fervently believes that blockchain technology can empower individuals, organisations (and even machines) by creating a safer environment to manage sensitive data securely. As one of ByzGen’s senior software engineers, Rob works closely with his team to design and build systems that address the most pressing information management business challenges.
A focused and experienced software engineer with excellent problem-solving skills in software development using blockchain technology. She is confident, self-motivated, multi-skilled and consistently delivers exceptional outcomes. Furthermore, Shristy possesses a strong commitment to team environment dynamics, regularly demonstrating an innate ability to contribute to and influence leadership directives. As one of ByzGen’s senior software engineers, she has contributed her expertise to achieve targets by working closely with her colleagues and external teams. In doing so she has played a key role in designing and building ByzGen’s platform from the ground up.
Shristy Bhati

Shristy Bhati

Senior Software Engineer
Bio
A focused and experienced software engineer with excellent problem-solving skills in software development using blockchain technology. She is confident, self-motivated, multi-skilled and consistently delivers exceptional outcomes. Furthermore, Shristy possesses a strong commitment to team environment dynamics, regularly demonstrating an innate ability to contribute to and influence leadership directives. As one of ByzGen’s senior software engineers, she has contributed her expertise to achieve targets by working closely with her colleagues and external teams. In doing so she has played a key role in designing and building ByzGen’s platform from the ground up.
A Software Engineer since 2011, Ryan has had engineering roles in a broad range of companies, from small startups like Servasport to SiteMinder, the hotel industry’s leading guest acquisition platform. In this time, he has gained experience applying technical solutions to a wide range of scenarios. Ryan is a senior engineer at ByzGen whose duties include building and maintaining REST APIs and distributed ledgers, using microservices architecture, containerisation and advanced cryptography. He has also taken the role of DevOps Engineer which involves development of infrastructure-as-code and automating deployment using tools like Terraform and Kubernetes, among others.
Ryan Deery

Ryan Deery

Senior Software Engineer / Devops Engineer
Bio
A Software Engineer since 2011, Ryan has had engineering roles in a broad range of companies, from small startups like Servasport to SiteMinder, the hotel industry’s leading guest acquisition platform. In this time, he has gained experience applying technical solutions to a wide range of scenarios. Ryan is a senior engineer at ByzGen whose duties include building and maintaining REST APIs and distributed ledgers, using microservices architecture, containerisation and advanced cryptography. He has also taken the role of DevOps Engineer which involves development of infrastructure-as-code and automating deployment using tools like Terraform and Kubernetes, among others.

Our Blockchain Company Culture

Blockchain is an emerging technology — which is why we actively cultivate an environment where we can apply experimentation and new ideas to address today’s business challenges. At every step of the way, we’re committed to innovation.

We give all employees independence and responsibility from an early stage, empowering them to play an important role in improving our core capabilities to positively impact our clients.

Future Vision

We’re at the cusp of enterprise mass adoption, and early adopters are starting to see clear advantages.

ByzGen envisions a world where trusted enterprise data solutions are the norm.

With our platform, businesses will unlock the full value of their data by breaking silos and not fully encrypting all data. We equip businesses with the tools to stay in control and collaborate with partners, suppliers and across departments.

Case Studies

The ByzGen team has rich experience helping companies streamline business processes and secure data exchanges with Blockchain technology. 

Browse through our projects to find out more about us.
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