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Much-loved technology entrepreneur and Cygnett founder Tim Swann has died following a motorbike accident on Saturday.
Mr Swann, aged 47, launched digital accessory giant Cygnett with his sisters Sophie Swann and Amie Newling-Ward from their Melbourne base in 2003.
Today, Cygnett is a worldwide business, selling products in over 200,000 retail outlets across 42 countries.
Mr Swann is survived by his loving wife Kimberley Swann (nee Bunning) and their two young sons.
He comes from a rich vein of Australian technology entrepreneurship, with his father David Swann founding Swann Communications, now known as Swann Security.
Cygnett’s CEO Paul Santoro said Mr Swann’s energy was infectious to every person he met.
“Tim was a natural entrepreneur, a dynamic innovator and a visionary leader. He truly lived life to the fullest,” says Santoro.
“Tim’s incredible energy inspired everyone he met. His passion for business was only matched by his passion for his family and his lifelong appetite for skiing, watersports and travel.”
Mr Swann’s sister and Cygnett co-founder Sophie Swann said he was universally adored.
“Tim was a devoted and hands-on father and loving husband, a mentor and role model as an uncle and godfather, a respected and supportive son, a caring and nurturing brother and a steadfast and collaborative business partner,” Ms Swann said.
“He was universally adored, a trusted friend to so many and will be so missed.”