CrateDB is a new kind of datastore: an open source, distributed SQL database that combines SQL and search in a way that’s simple to scale.

The next wave of big data is being generated by "things." Sensors, wearables, vehicles, networks, servers can generate millions of data points per second.

Crate.io was founded in 2013 to help mainstream SQL developers put all that machine data to work, simply.

Just like our database we're distributed, with teams in San Francisco, Berlin, and Austria. 

The awesome team behind CrateDB

Christian Lutz
Founder, CEO
Jodok Batlogg
Founder, CTO
Bernd Dorn
Founder, Chief Scientist
Dr. Paul Adams
Engineering Manager
Julia Barta
Executive Assistant
Michael Beer
Developer Integrations
Philip Bogensberger
Core Developer
Andy Ellicott
Mathias Fußenegger
Core Developer
Christian Haudum
Developer Integrations
Meriam Kharbat
Developer Integrations
Ruslan Kovalov
Developer Integrations
Elena Lang
Project Management
Chris Leishman
Claus Matzinger
Developer Relations
Johannes Moser
Product Manager
Mika Naylor
Developer Integrations
Michael Ruepp
Solution Engineer
Allison Sparrow
Demand Generation
Marios Trivyzas
Core Developer
Sebastian Utz
Core Developer
Isabelle Wunderlich
Project Management
Alois Flatz

The team is carving code into CrateDB awesomeness. Based in San Francisco, Berlin, and Austria. 

Board of Directors

Nikolaj Nyholm
Partner, Sunstone
Stuart Chapman
Partner, Draper Esprit
Ari Helgason
Partner, Dawn Capital
Tom Peruzzi
Founder, @aicooma


Dawn Capital is an early stage VC firm run by entrepreneurs and investing in startups across Europe. It supports SaaS and Fintech companies that develop world leading technology to improve business value chains and productivity. Dawn Capital typically invests between £2 million - £5 million in companies that are expanding internationally and are looking for operational support and capital. Dawn Capital’s portfolio companies include Collibra, Gelato Group, iControl, Mimecast, Neo Technology, Showpad,  iZettle and Property Partner, with many others looking to join their ranks.

Headquartered in Copenhagen, Sunstone Capital is an early-stage Life Science and Technology venture capital company investing in European start-up companies with strong potential to achieve global success in their markets. Since our establishment in 2007, we have built a strong portfolio currently totaling 50 companies and have completed several successful trade sales and IPOs. With approximately EUR 700 million in funds under management, Sunstone is today one of the leading and most active independent venture capital investors in the European and Nordic market.

Draper Esprit, (formerly DFJ Esprit) member of the The DFJ Network of Partner Funds, is a unique global venture capital model providing global reach through local presence. It encompasses over 140 venture capital professionals in more than 30 cities throughout the US, Asia (including China and India), Europe, Israel, South America, and Russia, with more than 600 portfolio companies funded and over $7 billion of capital under management. Draper Esprit is a single team of partners all of whom benefit from and contribute to the success of our investments. We are entrepreneurs ourselves and we are proud to have built our firm to its current size and are passionate about continually moving forward, which means backing winning companies and doing everything we can to help them achieve and exceed their ambitions.

Europe is filled with technology and talent. Global innovation in the last century has been driven by European minds: Tesla, Siemens, Einstein, Planck. Today, Europe still consistently produces world-class talent, but there is a gap between raw ability and the resources required to build competitive technology and companies. SpeedInvest not only invests capital in world-class talent, but also provides the entrepreneurial know-how, and operational experience that is rare outside of a place like Silicon Valley, but is so essential to building great companies.

Office Locations

San Francisco

Crate.io, Inc.
535 Mission St., 14th floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States


Crate.io GmbH
Ritterstraße 12-14
10969 Berlin


Crate.io AT GmbH
Hintere Achmühlerstraße 1
6850 Dornbirn