Filled with data nerds and outdoor fans, the komoot team enables modern explorers to do what they do best: get active outdoors.
Andrew was born, grew up and studied in the UK, but has lived in Germany for over 30 years now. An accountant by training and trade, he has worked for various German, UK, American, and Chinese companies… but tries to remain pragmatic, despite the pen-pushing image of accountants.
Arne was born and raised in Berlin. He studied applied informatics at HTW Berlin and FU Berlin. Early on, Arne was fascinated with Android development and fell in love immediately. He joined komoot in 2012.
Barbara was born in Argentina, in a small city in the middle of this big country. As a kid she spent her childhood playing with his brothers in different cities, while the family moved. She likes new challenges and learning new things, sometimes these things seems to be completely unrelated, but she finds the communication segue between them somehow. After studying 3 years of BS. in Psychology, she completely switched her focus and moved to another city to study Computer Sciences, a field that turned out to be her passion and that went better with her pragmatic personality. Barbara likes writing, a new discovered passion, reading and playing field hockey in her free time. She also loves cooking and travelling. Up to now she has discovered 16 countries. From 2014 she lives in the poor sexy amazing Berlin.
Benjamin was born in Hamburg, where he spent most of his life. He fell in love with programming doing PLT Scheme in school, and has since written code in many areas: Ranging from mobile UI to GPU compute. What’s always especially captivated him is hunting obscure bugs, as well inching out the last bit of performance, be it in program runtime or business logic. Recently he’s made the move to Innsbruck, where he is enjoying the mountain view, but missing the north’s long evenings. Still exploring the area, he likes to wander about, seeing where each street, path and corner leads to. To relax, Benjamin enjoys reading a good book.
Born and raised in the Tyrolean Alps, Betty pretty much did every sport one can do on, around and even under a mountain. She used to work as a graphic designer for several years - mostly in publishing - before she started her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing & Communication Management. Betty came to Berlin to gain some new work experiences in the Startup scene and now joined komoot. To cope with the missing mountains, she started to train mixed martial arts at MMA Berlin and got into road biking.
An austrian at heart, Christoph feels comfortable in an international and diverse city like berlin. He studied physics with a great passion for coding and tech innovations. Christoph loves to crack the hardest nuts as much as getting endorphines running in Grunewald.
A native of the South Wales valleys, Craig grew up walking up hill - and he hasn’t stopped yet. A graduate of History, he has lived in three countries, before settling in Berlin in 2012. Craig’s two life passions are pretty simple pleasures: the outdoors and some well-written prose. As komoot’s English copywriter, he gets to experiment with both every day.
Daniel is a tech and nature enthusiast who wrote his first computer program in the 90s. After studying computer science and working in the south of Germany, he came to Berlin to start working at komoot. During weekends and vacations, Daniel is conquering the world on bicycle and likes to go on hiking tours.
Born in beautiful but small Bamberg, Daniela was intent on discovering new places from an early age. An English and dramatics graduate, she loves using her language skills by traveling, watching the Doctor save the world (yet again) and diving into books. A water rat at heart, lakes, rivers and the seaside magically have always fascinated her. Biking to work come rain or shine, she indulges her inner couch potato by cooking, drawing, pleasing her neighbors with music or enjoying the region’s cultural offers. Her job at komoot perfectly combines her love for communication, creativity and exploration.
Daniela was born in Vienna and grew up on the outskirts of the Austrian capital. Despite being from a flat part of Austria, she learnt skiing with 4 and loves wintersports since. She loves travelling and trying new sports while abroad, as well as exploring new foods from all over the world. Daniela has experience in Online Marketing and Sales / Business Development in AdTech, having lived in London and Berlin and is passionate about tech and how it can improve to world.
Dmytro hopped on a plane from Ukraine to relocate to Berlin. After earning his degree in electrical engineering, he realised that his true passion was digital interface design. A detail-obsessed nerd who’s always searching for the perfect design solution, Dima plans on exploring all of Berlin’s lakes and trails. Dribbble user, bike lover and calligraphy fan, Dmytro does it all.
Emil comes from Baia Mare, a small, picturesque town in northern Romania. He loves both outdoors and technology and that is what brought him to komoot. His first programming experience was with a ZX Spectrum clone. Emil is a down to earth guy, but in his spare time you will find him flying over the mountains of Maramures.
Evan was raised in Thuringia, the green heart of Germany. While studying communication electronics he started experimenting with web programming. Besides programming, Evan loves to work with real stuff like wood. When he’s not handcrafting something he customizes his randonneur. Passionate about hard work, Evan travels around the world exploring new routes on his bike.
Felix lives in Bucharest, Romania. Whenever he is not at the computer, you’ll probably find him on a tennis court, where he’ll hit the ball as hard as he can, imagining he is Roger Federer :). He loves traveling, the outdoors and also enjoys hiking and biking.
Irish-born Welt-bummler who, after an 8 year stint in Switzerland took the plunge to return to Ireland. Fiola has worked as a communications professional in the bike industry for over 5 years, before that, in computer software and luxury consumer goods. She was a professional athlete (rowing) before taking up surfing, then cycling and then skiing...but most of all just loves to be out in nature and the great outdoors. She is also a huge music fan, dabbles in a bit of painting and loves to read.
Originally from New York Francis now finds himself enjoying living from Vienna, Austria. As graduate from RIT in upstate New York he loves working with new technologies and discussing the intricacies of the new hot programming language of the moment. Offline, Francis can be found biking and hiking through the hills outside of Vienna. Once winter comes he tries to spend as much time skiing as humanly possible.
Gaby is based in rural Somerset in the UK. She’s an ex professional road rider who now looks for adventure where the tarmac ends. Gaby spent 6 years living high in the French mountains running fitness holidays in the summer & ski operations in the winter. This is where she fell in love with cycling but also climbing, snowboarding & hiking. When having a rest day Gaby enjoys to cook, sew and drink coffee with friends. She’s motivated by getting more people outside, exploring their local area as well as further afield which is why she has joined Komoot.
An upper austrian girl living in Germany since the end of 2007. Iris grew up in a pretty flat part of Austria but got pretty obsessed about the mountains when she was studying international business in Innsbruck. Iris is a fan of trying any sports, so you can find her windsurfing on Wannsee, hiking in the Alps, playing squash in Friedrichshain and when she is not exhausted… so on.
James lives in the UK, and has a fascination of all things Android. From a young age he has always been interested in electronical equipment - destroying his father’s radios and elevator parts (he was a lift engineer) by taking them apart to see how they were made - with the intent of putting them together again that never seemed to work out quite right. Nowadays he spends most of his free time exploring nature with his wife and 4 children.
Our nordic geo ambassador joined komoot with long hair, a linux thinkpad and encryption keys in his hand. Scaling his love for penguins, he is now orchestrating a fluid system of servers and resources in the cloud. From solid java patterns to api functions, he is one of the most wanted persons in the company. When its windy you will find him racing with his longboard and surf sail over the tempelhof airfield.
Raised in the Alps and obsessed with programming since his teenage years, Jonas loves the outdoors. While studying in Berlin, he teamed up with some friends and developed the idea for komoot and its early versions. When he’s not at the computer he’s out exploring on his bike or catamaran.
Raised in a small village with more horses than inhabitants, Lukas moved to Munich to study computer science. Whenever he is not typing on his keyboard, you can find him playing handball, listening to podcasts and hiking the alps.
Marco grew up in the middle of the Northern Italian Alps. Possessing a curious mind, he always tries to find something new to learn and do. Growing up doing Stop Motion with Legos, he ended up studying Cinema and Media Engineering, a path that lead him to France and Australia, while exploring new amazing things, from Web Engineering, Network and Application Security to iOS Development. A sport junky, Marco likes trying every possible outdoor and indoor experience, but his heart stays in the ocean, surfing the waves.
Marius is a designer from the south of Germany. When he’s not resizing browser windows, you’ll most probably find him outside on a bike.
Markus might have spent more time on skis, his road bike and his mountain bike crossing the Alps, than he spent at school. At university, he shifted his ambition to physics, materials science and data analysis. When his passion for outdoor activities and love for data-driven solutions resulted in komoot’s founding, he abandoned his PhD to start the company with his friends. Markus focuses on komoot’s strategy, legal and financial concerns. When he’s not at the office, you can find Markus hiking with his kids and girlfriend in the Bavarian Alps.
Matthias grew up in Potsdam and wrote his first programs in BASIC in the ’90s. After studying in Brandenburg/Havel he started working in the field of geo-informatics in Potsdam. During this time he also picked up Java, groovy and iOS development skills. He joined komoot in 2012.
Born and raised in Coimbra, he was always looking for activities to do outdoors and contact with nature. He’s a big fan of football and he was also a football player from early ages. On a visit to Azores, fell in love with nature and hiking and that’s the main activity he’s doing when he’s having a free time. Assuring software works and delights the users is his mission at komoot!
Philipp was born in Nuremberg and grew up together with three siblings. He completed his M. Sc. in International Management whilst completing a project at Deutsche Telekom. Later, he moved to Hamburg and started working as a project manager for different product development departments within the TV & video business, where he honed his skills in product management. He is keen to archive a deep understanding of problems of any kind and loves to find the right solution together with his team. Philipp spends his spare time climbing, skiing, running and cycling — or basically doing any sports that make him sweat.
Sara was born and raised in NYC but caught an outdoorsy bug when she went to university in the Green Mountains of Vermont. She moved to Colorado to teach skiing and quickly became a powder hound while also discovering all the things you can do outside when the snow melts, especially mountain biking and camping. A city kid at heart, she moved to Berlin to experience urban life again and to be closer to her family here.
Stephanie’s heart beats for rocks, roots, trails, and the mountains. She explores them on her blue mountain unicycle, black two-wheeled beauty and her green VW camper van. As of now, Stephanie and her unicycle have gone on adventures on six continents, allowing her to be the hopeless nature romantic her parents have made her during long camping trips. When not out exploring you’ll find Stephanie researching and writing stories and words for komoot – which doesn’t mean you won’t find her in a tent somewhere in the woods that night.
Tobias grew up in Berlin Reinickendorf-Ost near the so called “Todesstreifen”. While he spent his teenage years playing online strategy games and leading an eSport clan he also grew interest in coding and web design. Since 2009 he develops Android games and apps starting on a G1. During that time he lived in Berlin Wedding between bars, art, and the evergreen promise that this district is in the ascendant while doing his B. Sc. with a focus on turn based strategy games on smartphones. Also, he is deep into crypto currencies and dedicated his M. Sc. to researching and developing distributed infrastructure concepts based on block-chain technology like Bitcoin. Furthermore, he likes swimming and biking from time to time.
Raised in the Austrian alps, Tobias loves the mountains, hiking, skiing and climbing. While studying mechanical engineering in Munich, he saw himself as more of an entrepreneur than a gear and motor nerd. Soon he made the move to Berlin and truly enjoys helping people have great outdoor experiences.