Corilla is on a mission to make technical writing awesome. You're invited.

Corilla's formation was inspired by an experience working on an internal publishing startup at Red Hat. In a forgotten corner of an office tucked away in Australia, a group of technical writers built their own open source CCMS. The result took over nearly two thirds of the company's global software documentation.

Travelling internationally to share these insights at techcomms and software documentation conferences globally, Corilla cofounder David Ryan observed a common pattern. Technical writers were complaining about being forced to use tools that they disliked to create documentation that customers no longer read.

Leaving Red Hat to focus on this problem full time, Corilla gained the support of Red Hat's cofounder and first CEO, Bob Young, leading an initial angel round. Shortly after the team packed its bags after an invitation to join Google Launchpad in Paris, France, and then stayed on as the first international startup accepted into the NUMA Sprint Accelerator .

Since completing the intense acceleration program, Corilla has grown a global community and launched a public beta release. You can follow our journey on the blog or twitter and as always, we would love to hear from you.

Meet our team

David Ryan

David Ryan

Managing Director

Take one career business analyst and technical writer and bake in the world's first billion dollar open source software company. Spin out as a startup with a side order of User Experience development.

Nathan Koch

Nathan Koch


Full stack developer and software engineer with both international corporate and startup product experience. Leading Corilla's backend development, devops and infrastructure scaling.

Corilla is part of a global network of people who care about the future of technical writing, content and open source. Meet our community.

Peter Laurie

One of Australia's leading mentors, armed with the rare mix of technical and business talents. An MBA disguised as a CTO (and the stories to boot).

Ben Wilkinson

One of the original team to pack bags for Paris for the Corilla beta, surviving on a diet of design and baguettes.

Luke Swetman

Luke is the former manager of the Queensland Microsoft Innovation Centre, and early supporter of Corilla's mission.

Nina Wei

Formerly the senior design at Australia's Bigfish, Nina created the initial Corilla brand (and our excellent logo).

Work with Corilla

Corilla is an active part of the open source and technical communication communities. We are always on the look out for opportunities to collaborate with great people. And... we're hiring.