Cyril Guiraud

Cyril Guiraud

Co founder and CMO at FLYR, Musician and Sailboat Racer.

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Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Companies I work or worked for:
Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

Best main trimmer on my street, fastest time ever from San Francisco to Hawaii for a boat under 40’ on the Farr 36 War Pony during Pac Cup 2010.

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I like to think that "I am the master of my fate" and" the captain of my soul"

My favorite startups:

FLYR, Spotify, Buffer, Prismatic, Evernote,

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

"Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance. " S Pressfield,The War Of Art Fulfilling a vision and fighting the Resistance are both very rewarding and frustrating.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Lose focus...

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

. Be flexible
. Be resilient
. Be creative

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Co-founder & CMO

Flyr Inc.
December 2013 – Present (4 months)

Today, booking flights is ineffective by design. Either we spend time researching a trip while airfares increase, or we risk overpaying high change fees by booking immediately. 

With Flyr you can research and reserve as many flights as you like in under 2 minutes. 
We will protect you against rising airfares, alert you when better deals become available and enable you to change or cancel your plans without penalty.

Chief Inspirer - Founder

January 2013 – Present (1 year 3 months)SF-Bay Area

Life is too normal, you crave for new and different. You need new experiences and new meanings. Escape the routine. Find a fresh perspective! You need inspiration and solutions! 

We offer experiences and adventure to seekers of life changing products around the world. 

We curate and produce inspirational content media (stories and experiences) to get you 
started and going. 

Via our Concierge Service, we cater to the passionate.

Founder, Helmsman

Element Sailing
January 2011 – Present (3 years 3 months)San Francisco Bay Area

Race high performance yachts in legendary locations.

Sailing boats is an art and a science.

Sailors are computing numbers and design, harmony and calculations, feeling and thought, goals and environment, mental and physical challenges.
It's like playing chess and rugby at the same time, the ultimate combination of sensations in the mind and the body.

It takes a lifetime to learn and understand but every moment spent at sea rewards you with an invaluable gift.
It is an infinite playground.

At Element Sailing we want to share these experiences with you: the radically thrilling moments of racing with pros on thoroughbred racing yachts at top-of-the-game venues.
Come alone or with your executive team (12 people limit per boat) and we will give you the team lesson of a lifetime, initiate you in the art of yacht racing, and deliver the ultimate sailing experience


Cyril Guiraud American Quartet
2006 – Present (8 years)world wide

Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best. Frank Zappa