Our Team

Krystian has been building, scaling, and improving systems and teams for over 20 years. He has experience both as an engineer and as an engineering leader. Having lived both in the United States, Germany, and Poland, he understands the broad and nuanced cultural differences and has experience navigating through them. A proponent of remote work, he sees the benefits and has experience with mitigating its downsides. He is both an advisor and an implementor. In short, he has varied perspectives and experience that you can draw on to solve your problems and pave the way forward.

Krystian Cybulski

2021 - 2022

Career Karma (YC W19)

San Francisco, CA

Scaled and matured the engineering department at a fast-growing series-B startup. Tripled the team; built out an organizational structure for scale; implemented hiring, onboarding, and competency review processes to ensure long term team health; developed a systems metrics framework and process of using them for driving improvement and spotting issues; led a team in Ukraine through the first year of war; navigated a market downturn.

2011 - 2021

15Five Inc.

San Francisco, CA

Started as the first team member, building the software, and as the company grew, progressed into a department leadership role as the Director of Engineering.

2008 - 2010


Jersey City, NJ

Founded BidRodeo, which was one of the top five penny auction companies in 2010. Brought the company to profitability and sold it to private investors.

2007 - 2010

Knight Capital Group

Jersey City, NJ

As a software engineer, maintained and built out the backend allocations and reporting system for Knight Direct, an institutional multi-market, multi-asset class execution management system. Developed robust, scalable, low-latency systems for handling high-volume concurrent transaction load.

2005 - 2007

NYC Corp., acquired by B/E Aerospace

Paramus, NJ

Performed enterprise-wide business analysis and software development. Worked with executive-level leadership on pricing and product performance data analysis. Developed reporting tools for assessing short-term trends within the company. Worked on team that launched a subsidiary in Poland.

2000 - 2005

BlueTie Inc.

Rochester, NY

As the lead software engineer at a dot-com startup, developed a solution-provider level web-based application suite that includes email, calendar, contact management, instant messaging system, and secure document transfer application.