Our goal is make Linux speak Microsoft through perfect native interoperability, improving all mixed IT environments in the world.

We have started realizing this goal by offering native interoperability on the most used business services: Exchange and Active Directory.

With our products Zinc and Zentyal Server we already offer this interoperability to thousands of companies and organizations all over the world. And we will continue to expand, improve and innovate to reach the goal of perfect interoperability and world-wide adoption.

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History

Zentyal, based in Zaragoza (Spain) is the first company ever to offer native Microsoft® Exchange protocol implementation and Active Directory interoperability on Linux.

Zentyal started as an open source project, providing companies and organizations with a complete Linux-based, full-featured server. This product, distributed under the name Zentyal Server, shifted its focus towards the implementation of Exchange and Active Directory protocols and quickly became one of the most popular business-led Open Source projects in the world.

Widespread adoption of the Small Business Server project provided Zenyal with unique insights in the needs of companies and organizations nowadays and led to the creation of Zinc, the Zentyal Interop Cloud.

Zinc delivers native interoperability with Microsoft® Exchange protocols and Active Directory on Linux. This is unique, because no other company in the world ever succeeded in this. But Zentyal has and the Zentyal Server is the perfect showcase. It includes the native interoperability provided by Zinc. Read more about Zinc and learn how your company, products or services can take full benefit of it.

Board of Directors

Tom Henriksson

Tom Henriksson
Partner at Open Ocean Capital

Tom joined Open Ocean Capital from Nokia Corporation, where he spent almost 9 years in various leadership roles developing and investing in new businesses. In his last role as Head of Corporate Business Development his teams identified and executed multiple new businesses for Nokia. From 2006 – 2009 Tom built Nokia Interactive Advertising as the General Manager to the world leader in premium mobile advertising.

Open OceanPreviously he managed business development and early stage investments for Nokia Ventures Organization. Prior to Nokia, Tom was Managing Partner of Holtron Ventures, one of the A round investors into MySQL AB, delivering industry leading returns for the fund.

Tom has MBA and BBA degrees from the Helsinki School of Economics, complemented with foreign studies and executive education at the University of Texas at Austin, MIT and University of Chicago.

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Ignacio Correas
Founder and CEO of Zentyal

Ignacio has an entrepreneurial spirit with an open view on new tendencies in technology, business development and social interactions. Supported by an international educational background with a wide scope both in technology and business administration, Ignacio began his career as a software analyst and project manager at Suomen 3C OY, Finland.

After a short experience as an open source freelance consultant and an assistant professor at the University of Zaragoza, Ignacio cofounded Warp Networks, becoming its CEO and the main responsible for its business development. He is also the founder and former President of CESLA, a regional association of IT companies working on open source technologies.

When Zentyal span off from Warp, Ignacio decided to lead this new business adventure, leaving the responsibility of Warp in good hands while keeping his seat in Warp’s board.

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Jorge Mata Jiménez
Founder and President of Berg Networks

Jorge Mata initiated his career as entrepreneur with the foundation of My Alert in 1999, a company focused on designing and implementing wireless solutions, including mobile marketing via the mobile phone. In 2001 MyAlert merged with Buongiorno, where he is currently member of the Executive Board of Directors.

Jorge is also founder and president of Berg Networks, a company with headquarters in Houston focused on developing social networks through mobile telephony. He is also an investor and has been board member in other tech companies like Navio in California or Future 121 in Finland. One of Jorge’s declared passions is to participate in companies that transform the way we do things with mobile telephones.

Prior to his entrepreneurial activities, Jorge developed a successful professional career in AT&T& Bell Laboratories, McKinsey, Banco Santander and Broadvision.

Jorge has been appointed twice technology pioneer by the World Economic Forum in 2001 and 2002. Jorge Mata holds an MS in Physics from Universidad Autonoma (Madrid), and an MBA from New York University (NYC) with distinction. Jorge is fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian.

Investors

Open Ocean Capital

Open Ocean is a leading early-stage venture capital company, with a particular emphasis on European start-ups deploying user community or open source business models.

Open Ocean was the first major owner in MySQL AB, which was later sold to Sun Microsystems for $1 billion in 2008. Above and beyond many venture capital firms, Open Ocean is also able to leverage its direct experience as founders of MySQL to provide hands-on support to the management of companies receiving Open Ocean’s funding.

Open Ocean is led by partners Patrik Backman, Ralf Wahlsten and Tom Henriksson and by “community and open source wizard” Michael “Monty” Widenius, the original developer of the MySQL database and co-founder of the company MySQL AB.

Collaboration

Gobierno de Aragón


Subsidy to support the open source software (2012), given to “Improve and release the Zentyal Thin Clients Module”.


Subsidy to support the open source software (2013), granted to the project “Development and release of the Zentyal IPS Module”.


Gobierno de Aragón, Departamento de Industria e Innovación

Gobierno de España


Zentyal Cloud (proyecto iCLOPYME, expediente TSI-020603-2012-97) ha sido cofinanciado por el Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo, dentro del Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica 2008-2011.


Proyecto MS Replace (expediente TSI-100300-2013-263) ha sido cofinanciado por el Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo, dentro del Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica 2008-2011.


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Empresa Nacional de Innovación SA


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