We believe infrastructure belongs to the people, and as data becomes the most important commodity of the world, we were feeling a little uncomfortable with the way the web was turning out: basically a series of massive data dumps where everybody would just throw their data on.
The web 2.0 thing is pretty cool and that new cloud stuff - it's amazing - instant access from anywhere whether it's my data or my apps? Hassle free? How could anyone not love that? But: what if it was possible to have all of that good stuff without those massive data dumps? What if you could create something that's just as easy, and just as connected?
This is what drives us. This is why we're creating the world's easiest-to-use server, or a cloud-in-a-box if you will. This is why we spent the last 3.5 years crafting, coding, refining. Going through a hundred iterations of our Boxes, each in itself a piece of great tech and social infrastructure. This is why we believe that everybody should have one.
Imagine a world of small pieces loosely joined.
Co-Founder & Chief Revolutionary Officer
Co-Founder & Head of Software Development
Head of Customer Satisfaction
Thomas liebt technologische Innovationen. Um selbst für welche sorgen zu können, studierte er Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen, Entrepreneurship und Business Development. Sein starkes Interesse für Leichtbautechnologien führte ihn im ersten Studium vermehrt in die Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie. Als Gründer einer studentischen Unternehmensberatung und einer eCommerce-Plattform sammelte er während seines Masters wertvolle Erfahrungen im Marketing und Vertrieb und entwickelte eine große Leidenschaft für die aktuellen IKT und Web-Trends. Als Ali ihm anbot, für Protonet das Ressort Marketing und Vertrieb aufzubauen und so die ITK-Zukunft aktiv mitzuformen, war die Antwort klar.
Senior Craft Meister
David had a knack for designing early on. At 17, he won the “Landeswettbewerb Jugend Forscht” with his passively-cooled mini-computer. He then went on to design and build his own line of speciality cooling solutions for custom computer hardware. While doing that, he started his design studies at the HfbK in Hamburg. He studied under Prof. Löw, who incidentally connected him with the Protonet project. Since then, he turned the mere idea of an enclosure for our unique hardware and software combination into an actual physical thing, designed, built and assembled here in Hamburg. He spends the rest of his time either on his houseboat thinking about artsy things, or at the university crafting even more artsy things. Oh and, he’s not only good at design, he’s also a great engineer; a perfect combination, if you ask us.
Protonet met Daniel on github (it's like a dating platform, only with code instead of pictures), showed him the Protonet project, and asked him wether he was interested to help. He was, and has since become our first remote team member, building low-level parts and solving tough technical problems. Dan is originally from New Jersey, USA, but he regularly visits our offices in Hamburg for a month or two at a time and joins us for intense hacking sprees. Maybe one day, we'll be able to convince him to stay forever, but for now he still has college on his list. When he's not coding, he spends his time on minecraft, building virtual computers from scratch.