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.
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 at FH Kufstein. After a long semester in New Zealand, she came to Berlin to gain some new work experiences in the Startup scene and now joined komoot as an editor intern. To cope with the missing mountains, Betty started to do mixed martial arts at MMA Berlin, where she also spends most of her free time.
Born in South Korea, raised in South Carolina, Caroline fell in love with the outdoors as a kid, camping and hiking to waterfalls in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her family. She worked in journalism in Chicago and Washington, D.C., before pivoting to design research and strategy consulting. She made the move to Berlin to gain some international experience and follow her love of electronic music and is currently completing her internship at komoot in Product Management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marius is a designer and moved to Berlin from the south of Germany. When he’s not resizing browser windows, you can find him cycling, hiking, reading, exploring cities, listening to music and podcasts or going out for a run.
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.
Born and raised in Warsaw, Poland, Marta studied in Munich and moved to Berlin after graduating. Ironically, since she has lived in Berlin, she went to the mountains more often than back when she lived in Bavaria. At komoot, Marta makes sure that everyone on the team has a smile on their face and that the office runs smoothly.
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.
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.