About Marcin Kleczynski, CEO, Malwarebytes
Marcin Kleczynski was only 14 years old when he wrote the first version of Malwarebytes after getting his parent’s computer infected with a virus that a popular antivirus solution missed. When starting his search for a fix, Marcin looked to online experts and online boards of volunteers to help him clean his parent’s computer. The volunteers immediately jumped at the chance to help Marcin and their kindness sparked his mission to offer a free anti-malware solution to protect against computer infections, malware and ultimately, cybercriminals. Four years later in 2008, Marcin founded Malwarbytes which has since grown to a team of 250 in 14 countries that now protects more than 50,000 businesses globally. His company’s solutions have been downloaded more than 500 million times and removed more than five billion pieces of suspicious software. Marcin has been named to the 2015 Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Enterprise Technology list, won the 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was named to the Silicon Valley Business Journal 40 Under 40.
In the past year, the company has been recognized as one of the “fastest growing” and “most promising” by organizations such as Inc. and Forbes respectively. Additionally, Malwarebytes was recently named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and the Silicon Valley Business Journal ranked the company 18th on the top 50 fastest growing private companies.
Through acquisition and continued innovation, the initial malware removal tool has been joined in Malwarebytes product offerings by new tools that detect and prevent exploits from infecting computers of consumers and a rapidly growing enterprise client base.
In 2015, the Malwarebytes product line has expanded to include purpose-built business products that now protect more than 50,000 businesses with a renewal rate close to 100 percent and triple digit annual growth in the enterprise sales. Average deal size has also seen a 75 percent increase as businesses continue to turn to Malwarebytes’ innovative approach. Now managing nearly three million active licenses, Malwarebytes has also persistently grown earnings and revenue in the triple digits year-over-year.