About Crate.io

Crate.io is the company behind CrateDB. 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.


Christian Lutz
Founder, CEO

Jodok Batlogg
Founder, CTO

Bernd Dorn
Founder, Chief Scientist

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

Claus Matzinger
Developer Relations

Johannes Moser
Head of Integrations

Mika Naylor
Developer Integrations

Allison Sparrow
Demand Generation

Marios Trivyzas
Core Developer

Sebastian Utz
Core Developer

Andrei Dan
Core Developer

Michael Ruepp
Solutions Engineer

Sarah Fischli
Project Manager

Jessica Rose
Head of Developer Relations

Alois Flatz

Board of Directors

Tom Peruzzi
Founder, @aicooma

Ari Helgason
Partner, Dawn Capital

Stuart Chapman
Partner, Draper Esprit

Nikolaj Nyholm
Partner, Sunstone


Dawn Capital logo

Dawn Capital is an early stage venture fund focusing on enterprise software and fintech. The Dawn team includes experienced entrepreneurs who help European founders build great global companies. The portfolio companies include Crate.io, Collibra, Gelato Group, iControl, iZettle, Mimecast [MIME], Neo Technology, Showpad, and many other outstanding companies.

Sunstone Capital logo

Sunstone Capital is a venture capital company that invests in European start-up companies with potential to achieve global success. Sunstone has built a strong portfolio currently totaling 50 companies and has approximately EUR 700 million in funds under management. Sunstone is one of the leading and most active independent venture capital investors in the European and Nordic markets.

Draper Esprit logo

Draper Esprit is a member of the Draper Venture Network. It is the largest venture capital network in the world with 140 investment professionals and over 600 portfolio companies. Draper Esprit backs winning companies and does everything it can to help them achieve and exceed their ambitions.

Speedinvest logo

SpeedInvest is an early-stage fund based in Vienna, Austria and Silicon Valley. With funds of approximately EUR 100M, SpeedInvest targets European startups in the Internet and mobile sectors. SpeedInvest also provides the entrepreneurial know-how and operational experience that is so essential to building great companies.

Our Offices

San Francisco

Crate.io San Francisco office

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


Crate.io Berlin office

Crate.io GmbH
Ritterstraße 12-14
10969 Berlin


Crate.io Dornbirn Austria office

Crate.io AT GmbH
Hintere Achmühlerstraße 1
6850 Dornbirn