About Us

Our Story

Coactive is the pride and joy of Wellington, New Zealand-based software startup Cyclopean Software, founded in 2017 by Chris Smith and Wayne Koorts.

Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Founder

Chris has been in IT for the last 25 years.  He is a solution architect, a developer, an avid writer, musician, and chef.  He loves making software development easier and more fun. He has a lifelong dream to build a software platform that revolutionises the way that devs and engineers do their day-to-day work.

Chris wishes his hair was as cool and as attractive as Wayne’s, but let’s be honest.

Wayne Koorts

Wayne Koorts

Founder

Wayne has been programming since he could read, and has been working professionally in the software industry for 15 years. He loves finding ways to make life better for developers. He also enjoys music, a good TV series, and admiring his hair in the mirror (which doesn’t look nearly as cool as he thinks it does).