Georges Gomes was behind the success of French Fintech Ullink, alongside Laurent Useldinger, the CEO. Together, they built a global company, acquired for 650 million dollars by Sweden-based company Itiviti in 2017.
Even more impressive, Georges was hired by Laurent Useldinger when he was only 21 years old. He was then offered to be Ullink’s co-founder, even if he had no distinctive diploma. With him as a CTO, his company grew from 2 to 1000 employees, half of whom were product members, composed of ~25 scrum teams around the world. After spending 3 years in the US, Georges is back in Europe with a new idea!
Now, Georges is starting again from scratch with <Div>Riots, with the ambition to fill a gap he identified as a CTO in the tools market for front-end teams. As a first product, <Div>Riots has launched the first complete Design Systems SaaS solution to help front-end developers and designers work more efficiently and consistently together.
Backlight is a turnkey SaaS that enables front-end teams to easily build and deploy their Design Systems — from code to reference site — a true complementary solution to design tools like Figma or Sketch. Backlight supports any frameworks and makes it easy to collaborate in real time between developers and designers. There is no faster way to create a Design System on the development side.
Of course, Georges won’t be alone. He brought with him some of the best employees he met at Ullink: François Valdy, <Div>Riots’ CTO and Grégory Quinio, who was a product manager at Ullink and is now <Div>Riots’ COO.
With such a seasoned team, we’re pretty sure that the company will successfully attract top talents to enrich the products and boost sales!