Alex grew up in a small village on the west coast of Scotland and spent much of his childhood playing around in boats or mountain biking. Always drawn to technology and building things, he studied computer science and electronics at Edinburgh where he built a motion capture system as part of his PhD. When not solving problems using computers he enjoys cycling, walking and photography, and - after a decade living in the flat terrain of the Netherlands and south-east England - dreams of returning to live near his native hills and lochs.
Raised in the city of Milan, Andrea is always searching for great outdoors activities to escape the city bustle, most of the time on his bike. Cycling is an essential part of Andrea’s life - from commuting to training and travel. With his strong passion for mountains, he loves to explore the Alps, no matter the season.
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.
Never not outdoors. That’s Anne. With a true passion for sports she loves trail running, to hike, cycle, climb but also contemporary dance can be count to her essential movements. Not born and raised in the mountains, she must have gotten those mountain genes running through her veins even though she calls the German lowlands her home. To inspire others to just move and explore whatever surrounds and excites them, is her goal. Working as a project manager the last 4 years, she raised awareness for the topic of inclusion in sports, brought light into prejudice about disability in general and about sports with handicap in particular. For her it’s a matter of heart that diversity in sports should be natural.
Anja grew up in South Germany surrounded by fields, forests and vineyards. She is an avid lover of the great outdoors and spends as much time as possible in nature. She’s always been an adventurer and has travelled to many beautiful places across the globe. Since 2014 she is working on building a children’s home in Kenya, and therefore spends some time living in the middle of nature, in a tiny mud hut in the heart of Kenya. At komoot, Anja is part of the Customer Support Team and ensures first-class customer experience for outdoor lovers.
Annika is originally from Berlin but used to live in Sweden for four years and then moved to Portugal, where she lives currently. She is a lover of nature and all kinds of outdoor sports, especially climbing, cycling, sailing, surfing, hiking, inline skating or kite surfing. Annika has a mini - van and dreams about living on a sailboat. Maybe one day!
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 in a small town in Oregon, Ben grew up in a valley where he would fish, hike, ski, and mountain bike. An adventurous nerd, he itched for travel and left his town to explore the world and learn languages. When he’s not building things with code, Ben enjoys video games, cooking, learning about nature, or biking around southern France on his folding bike.
Ben was born and raised in the UK, but has lived and breathed the outdoors for many years. He has lived in the Canadian coastal mountains and the French Alps. He currently lives in the mountain mecca of Morzine, where he spends his free time chasing his two young children and wife around the local peaks. He keeps busy by climbing many of the 4000-metre peaks in the Alps on foot or on skis (searching for powder) and takes every opportunity to explore new routes by bikes of any form. He completed his MEng in nanotechnology at the University of Leeds and his MBA at the University of Bath.
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.
Calixta grew up in a nature- and mountain-loving family in Germany. After traveling around the world, she moved to Innsbruck for her studies and to live out her passion for the outdoors. In the mountains she is in her comfort zone and her greatest passion is mountain bike mountaineering – reaching hidden peaks with her bike on her back. To connect her passion for the outdoors with her professional life she has worked in the outdoors industry and as a mountain bike guide. Calixta is excited to encourage other people to find beauty in the small things and explore the world together with the Komoot team.
Carola is a true Dutchie and grew up on a farm in the flatlands of the Netherlands. It’s therefore obvious that she loves cycling. After competing at an elite level she truly found the joy in cycling by going on gravel and mountain bike adventures with friends. After studying Business and HRM studies she started working in the cycling industry in sports marketing and events. Though not living in the mountains Carola loves to go there for cycling, hiking or skiing holidays. When not being on the bike, she likes a little bit of competition in playing tennis. Carola wants to inspire everyone to go outside, ride their bike and enjoy the outdoors.
Hailing from the North of England, Cat fell in love with the outdoors on numerous outward-bound trips to the Lake District as a kid. After a visit to Morzine in the French Alps 11 years ago, she decided to move there, not only for the mountains but also for the fondue. Working in the startup space for the last 14 years she is passionate about people, systems and technology. Working remotely for the last 10 years skiing, biking and hiking are what keep her smiling. A morning person, she likes an early adventure before work and will encourage others to join with the promise of coffee at the top.
Catherine was lucky to grow up in Cape Town, South Africa, surrounded by mountains and the sea. As beautiful as the city is though, it’s small. After studying a media & writing degree she decided she wanted to see a little more of the world, so she set off for South America where she backpacked, hitchhiked and worked her way around for nearly two years. Finally she made her way to London where she likes seeking out good coffee, strolling along the canals and planning her next wild-camping trip.
After a few years studying and working across the UK, the US, Switzerland and India, Chloé moved to the French Alps where she enjoys spending time out in the mountains. Trail running, backpacking, cycling and backcountry skiing are among her favorites, but pitch her any adventure outdoors and she’ll be in - as long as there’s a good ratio of physical effort, great views and cheese-based fuelling. When she’s not out on some trail, you can find her playing jazz, cooking, eating cheese, or enjoying a game of backgammon.
Born and raised in the Eifel region in Germany, Chris discovered his passion for mountain biking in the lower mountain range. Looking for bigger hills, he moved to the sunny city of Freiburg, where he finished his Bachelor´s degree in Software Engineering, followed by a Masters degree in Data-Science in the alpine microcountry Liechtenstein. When not on his bike or running through the black forest, you will find him working on apps to solve everyday problems.
Though an Austrian at heart, Christoph also feels comfortable in the international and diverse city of Berlin. He studied physics and has a great passion for coding and tech innovations. Christoph loves to crack the hardest nuts as much as getting endorphins going by 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 grew up in an industrial Ukrainian city, dreaming of mountains. Back in the days when the Internet was wild, he started experimenting with web design and development. After graduating electrical engineering he dived deep into interface design for all kinds of electronic devices—from video game consoles to smartphones. Since joining komoot he got involved into various outdoor activities, falling in love with cycling. When not working, Dima explores different places on a bike shooting videos abut his new adventures.
Eleonora grew up in the Swiss mountains where her passion for the outdoors evolved. When she reached adulthood, she decided to chase the winter seasons for a few years, moving between the northern and southern hemisphere and spending days upon days on her snowboard. After some more serious years at university, she strapped her belongings on a bike and travelled around the world with it for 10 months. As she returned to Europe, she decided to move to France, from where she is now helping people to explore the outdoors - as a part of our customer support team.
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.
Enrico grew up in Milan, moved to London to study Human-Computer Interaction and eventually settled in Berlin. Once a psychologist, he found his true calling in user experience design after observing the ever-growing influence of technology on human behaviour. Once a city kid, Enrico first got into outdoor sports on a 300km cycling trip from Berlin to Poland. Despite sucking at it and injuring his left knee in the process, he fell in love with cycling. These days, he’s on his bicycle as much as he can be, on long rides in nature, either solo or with his cycling buddies.
Originally from the United States, Erik moved to Berlin from Los Angeles to join the team here at komoot. Fascinated by maps since he was little, Erik spends a lot of time trying to find creative ways to connect routes through the city, and dedicates most of his free sunlit hours to cycling up and down as many hills and dirt paths as he can find.
Born and raised at Lake Constance where the Alps begin, Eva’s love for the outdoors started early. You can find her cycling, running, hiking, climbing or snowboarding. She is happiest when starting on a trip with her VW camper van and her gravel bike on the rack. Eva has been working for brands in the outdoor industry for more than 10 years and gets excited about sharing adventures and the passion for any outdoor activity.
Evan was raised in Thuringia, the green heart of Germany. While studying communication electronics he started experimenting with web programming. Besides programming, Evan loves hardware engineering especially when it comes to custom bike parts. Designed CAD stuff, just gets real via cnc-milling and 3d-printing. 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 the Belgian countryside, then Liège, Florent spent a year in Montreal before deciding he was missing cheese, trains, and old cities too much. He moved back to Europe to finally land in Paris where he’s living now. He’s been trying to stay in touch with nature by hiking and camping whenever possible. When he’s not struggling to start a campfire he loves creating amazing iOS apps, cooking, reading, meditating, photography and watching a ton of TV shows (have you seen Fleabag season 2? It’s amazing!).
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.
Grace is originally from Yorkshire but has spent a lot of time travelling the world and has lived in 5 different countries. Currently living in Wales and excited to explore more of the UK on foot, paddleboard or in her semi converted van! She loves anything adventurous and you’ll usually find her outdoors. Her main passion is hiking and she has been running hiking meetups for a few years to get more people outdoors and show them how amazing it is!
Ian spent his youth exploring Kent by bike and tried most sports at least once. He now cycles as a way to escape London and find some headspace. Having found his calling, Ian has worked in the cycling industry for 5 years and in sports marketing for nearly 10. He is a believer in the power of sport and is motivated to bring people together to share their adventures, wherever they are.
Igor was born and raised in eastern Slovakia, where he started to love both programming and spending time in nature. He spent his university years at CTU in Prague. Afterwards, he decided for a new experience and moved to Munich, where he made a great decision to buy his first mountain bike to discover the beauty of mountain biking and start exploring the gorgeous Bavarian (Pre)Alps. Igor currently lives in Augsburg with his family, and in his off-work time, you can usually find him biking in the forest or with his two sons on a pump track in the nearby bike park. He decided to join Komoot to bring his love for outdoor adventures and technology together.
Born and raised in Moldova, Ion moved to Dublin, Ireland where he fell in love with the evergreen country. While growing up he practiced different sports like judo, volleyball, and table tennis but now is enjoying running and cycling with a dream to complete an Ironman one day and to run at every Major Marathon. On a day off he likes to travel, explore new coffee shops, and read.
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.
Growing up in the urban jungle of Frankfurt, Isabel always had a passion for movement. Once a Parkour addict, she eventually swapped urban landscapes and her sneakers for rocks, a harness and climbing shoes. Having transitioned to working in the outdoor industry, she’s become passionate about rock-climbing, trail-running and hiking, but has found her true calling with road cycling. Spending every spare minute on the bike, she especially enjoys sharing long rides with friends or going on multi-day gravel adventures. Isabel has lived in various places across Germany, Latvia, the Netherlands and Vietnam, but now settled in the mountains close to Innsbruck.
Iwo grew up in a Polish village located half an hour by bike from the local airfield. That made him addicted to paragliding and an eager cyclist. After graduating in computer science, Iwo moved to London where he met inspiring people from all around the world. Iwo is into gadgets, no matter if it’s a new phone, SUP board or paraglider. He wrote his first Android app simply because there was a feature missing on his phone. He has recently moved back to Poland but still enjoys a multinational workplace, thanks to working remotely.
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.
James grew up in the English countryside before moving North to the bustling city of Leeds to study Computing, and has recently settled in the Yorkshire hills of Wharfedale. He's been a programmer for over 15 years and joined Komoot to combine his love of coding and outdoor adventures. Outside of work, you can find him mountain biking, walking, bikepacking, reading, or listening to a podcast (usually about programming). He loves how bikes bring people together and put smiles on their faces.
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.
Jim is all about design, bikes and family. Originating out of the UK, his extensive career in the sports and outdoor industries has allowed him to see the world, learn from the best and understand the value in life experiences.
Joe was born and raised in the sprawling metropolis of London yet also spent time every year deep in the Welsh valleys. In a drystone house devoid of electricity and hours away from anything, running around the forest in wellies climbing trees was all there really was to do for an energetic child - but it spawned in him a healthy love of the outdoors. He went on to study computer science (perhaps scarred from being repeatedly separated from electronics in his youth) and then began a career in software engineering. Working in a range of domains from TV, to healthtech, to opensource ML - he somehow found himself in Berlin, where he has now lived for almost 5 years. Joe loves to build and restore bicycles, sew bike bags and gear, and sometimes actually manage to go bikepacking! In his free time he also enjoys playing guitar, cooking, watching old movies, listening to history podcasts and generally messing around in the workshop he constructed in his hallway.
Growing up in Finland gave Johanna a taste for the outdoors life from an early age, with summers spent swimming in the lakes or hunting for blueberries in the forest, and winters filled with cross-country skiing. Fascinated by all things design related, Johanna set off to study at Leeds University in the sunny north of England, picking up a love of Yorkshire pudding and a serious tea habit in the process. A love of traveling eventually led Johanna to her current home in Berlin where she is still obsessed with design and lives to plan her next hiking trip.
Johannes moved to Berlin to study computer science and since then he’s been building web applications of all kinds while drinking way too much coffee. When he’s not sitting in front of a monitor, he enjoys climbing and bouldering, hiking, snowboarding, riding his bike or just being outside. He loves being with friends and in the mountains.
Jonas left grey Germany to live and work in beautiful Barcelona. He is a graphical Swiss Army Knife and tries to be a modern renaissance man. Like most hip designers, he rides his single speed and road bikes everywhere. He’s always on the lookout for interesting letters and typography on bike frames to collect.
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.
Born and raised by the German Baltic Sea outdoor experiences like collecting berries and amber belonged to Jördis‘ childhood. When she moved to the Rhine Main Region cycling and hiking gained importance and she re-discovered the picking of and cooking with edible wild plants which transport the taste of the region. Her curiosity towards people and her passion for moving stories led her, professionally, into PR and communications. She has worked for various international companies, where she developed and implemented integrated strategies to reach the right audience.
Jørgen lives in rural Norway about 1.5 hours northeast of Oslo. With a background in computer and systems engineering, he is passionate about understanding how a solution can generate value and then dive in to implementing it. In his spare time, he is an active trail runner and enjoys exploring new locations.
Julia was born in Berlin and lived in Turin for 5 years. She speaks German, Italian and English and has been working in customer support for 10 years now.
Born and raised in the countryside of Lancashire in the UK, Katy has always had a passion for nature and getting outdoors. She graduated with a BA and an MA in English Literature from the University of Sheffield, and then took to the road in her campervan with her partner to travel through the UK, Europe and Hong Kong, and also worked as a dog-sledding guide in Tromso, Norway before finding herself back in the UK. She now lives on the border between Cumbria and Northumberland, where both the Pennine Way and Hadrian’s Wall Path are (literally) on her doorstep. In her spare time, she is a published author writing fantasy adventure novels for teenagers and decompresses by getting out in the hills with her two dogs, wild swimming, canoeing in the Lake District and riding her mountain bike in Kielder Forest.
Kell, raised in the beautiful Peak District in the UK, rad mum trying to ride all of the bikes. Gravel or granite, Kell loves just being out in the fresh air on two wheels. On the hunt for some nice flow and a bit of tech on some adrenaline pumping descents and beautiful views. Kell is also usually seen with her trail dog, Bell in hot pursuit. Opting outside for the love of the escapism it offers, meeting awesome folk and banking some sweet memories.
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.
Originally from Austria, growing up in the foothills of the Alps, Magdalena has always been an outdoor lover. But after studying Design, she found herself blinded by the city lights, moving to the UK in 2008. When trying to avoid having to pay for public transport in London, she picked up a cheap commuter bike which kick-started her love affair with cycling. As an antidote to an active lifestyle, Magdalena loves to relax drawing and spending time with her partner and their baby son at home in Sussex.
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.
Small by height, big by heart - that’s Maria (or Maya for friends) in a nutshell. Born and raised in a small town in Slovakia, she has become a global citizen having worked, lived and studied in 8 countries on 3 continents. A former gymnast, Maya is now an untreated travel addict, over the board chocolate indulger and subsequently a proud morning runner. She loves nature, her family, friends and talking to interesting people in general which is probably why she became an HR ninja. In her free time you can find her discovering yet another new place/country, writing in her journal or upcycling fabrics into eco - friendly backpacks.
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).
Born and living in beautiful but small Maribor, Marko studied computer science at FERI. At a young age, he fell in love with Linux and OSM and has been hooked ever since. A committed cyclist, Marko uses his bike as his primary mode of transportation, no matter the weather. He enjoys mountain cycling near Pohorje or long distance cycling on his recumbent bicycle, but during winter you’ll also find him on cross-country or alpine skis.
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.
Living in rainy northern Germany he is not as grumpy as the typical Northerner (also he can be if necessary). Martin likes camping and multi-day bike trips with his family and friends. He is one of those strange developers that actually likes doing front- and backend work equally - nobody really knows why. Give him a fascinating bug and he might disappear for a while and come back with a lengthy and heroic story about what happened and how he finally solved it.
Martin has a passion for maps and navigation, both professionally and in his spare time. In his past career he has worked on various products involving navigation and outdoor activities, and now at Komoot he gets to combine those two. In his spare time he likes to go hiking, geocaching, sports climbing and (as of more recently) scuba diving.
Born and raised in the countryside, Mathias only learned to ride a bike at the late age of 10. Now he is a dedicated lover of long-distance rides. A former music journalist living in Paris, he works as a freight bike courier in his spare time. He’s a runner, a video game player, a sci-fi lover, a dreamer and an outside lover.
Raised in the industrial heartland of the UK, Matt now spends his days exploring the forests and valleys of rural Luxembourg. Constantly searching for excuses to learn and apply new Data Science tools and techniques, Matt started out in Finance analytics and moved into progressively more technical roles. His special skill is working with the business to translate loosely defined business problems into questions that can actually be answered with data.
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.
Max is a full-blood mountain biker born in the South-East of Bavaria, where he spent most of his free time in the bikepark close by. After finishing his Economics MSc. in Innsbruck he worked for a Swiss bike-startup and later for a publisher in the field of bike magazines. Now he lives close to lake Chiemsee with his girlfriend and enjoys his roadbike almost as much as his Enduro bike. He loves freeride skiing, SUP and hiking. But he also loves to talk about investment strategies or other economic questions.
I was born in Mexico city but as soon as I could, I moved to somewhere where I could bike. My dream was to become a professional athlete, so I dedicated more than 25 years to that dream and have gone pro in swimming, cycling, skiing, triathlon, paracycling and paratriathlon. On my bike, I started on the road, then moved to the mountains, and now am in love with gravel. I love doing sports outside and discovering new places. I’ve moved all over the world, but have been settled in my home in Spain for more than a decade.
Born and raised in the „green heart of Germany“ – Thuringia – , Nicole loves adventures and used to live in Dubai for the past years. She studied social sciences and tourism and has an obsession for the great outdoors. Whenever possible you will find her hiking, biking or diving. Travelling is her passion and profession. She visited 68 countries so far and is still counting.
Nouran moved from London to Germany at the tender age of 18 for love and studies. Passionate about online communities, she contributed to several non-profit orgs and projects before moving into the corporate world, where her focus was in support and management. A big fan of hiking and travelling, she is currently planning the transition to full-time vanlife starting mid-2020.
Oliver grew up in the southern part of Germany, and started from a young age, to explore the nature and mountains around his hometown. After finishing his studies in Business Engineering, Oliver lived for several years in Mexico, South-Africa and Spain, where he discovered his passion for being in the water. Today he is based in Berlin, but loves to escape the city, with his campervan, to find the best spots for mountain biking, diving, surfing and snowboarding.
Born and raised in Coimbra, Pedro was always looking for activities to do outdoors and connect with nature. He’s a big fan of football and he was also a football player in his youth. On a visit to the Azores, Pedro fell in love with nature and hiking, and hiking has become his favorite free-time activity ever since. His mission at komoot is to ensure everything works and delights users!
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.
Rebecca was born and raised in the south of Germany. She spent her childhood days hiking in the Black Forest or in the mountains of Austria. As she got older, she started traveling the world, always looking for new adventures and inspiring people. Whether on a bike, on foot, or in the water, she loves trying out new sports.
Originally from France, Remi has spent the past 6 years in Ireland, exploring the beautiful land where the rain never stops! Addicted to outdoor sports, especially ultra trail running, he loves to spend hours in the wild fighting elevation gain and sleep deprivation. Now living in the French Alps, running on a vegetarian engine, he intends to train harder and to discover more magical places.
Renée was born in Portugal but grew up in Germany. From a very young age on she felt drawn to the mountains and nowadays preferably spends her time hiking narrow trails, climbing in- and outside and just generally enjoying the outdoors. According to the popular saying “There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!” she doesn't mind wind, rain or snow and feels most comfortable in the most secluded mountain areas in Norway. After a year as freelance outdoor editor she joined the komoot family in 2022 to ensure the highest quality of cycling and hiking collections.
I grew up with an urban way of life, before I married a nature & mountain lover. We enjoy hiking, biking & yoga-ing anywhere the wind leads us. CS & Management degrees, experiences as Data Analyst/Scientist in gaming/ecommerce and a pinch of common sense is my secret potion to transform dusty rows of data into valuable information. When I have some time left, I stream how I solve algorithmic puzzles on Twitch, along with my cat Dijkstra who always finds the shortest path to her food.
From Amsterdam to Istanbul, Ushuaia to Santiago & Georgia to Sydney. Rob is a fanatic bikepacker who is always in for an adventure. Originally trained in business and finance, Rob made the switch to digital product management early in his career. In the past he has worked on many different products ranging from personal development tools to public transport apps and airport wayfinding maps. At Komoot Rob works on the Map, Routing & Navigation making sure our users have the best outdoor experience in the world without getting lost.
Rob comes from Bristol in the UK and, for as long as he can remember, has been riding bikes. After years (and years) of working in the Hospitality industry, his passion for two wheels brought him into the cycling media world, where he’s previously worked across some of the key UK titles. When not working (and sometimes for work) you’ll most likely find him seeking mini bikepacking adventures or looking for any opportunity to disappear into the hills.
Roebijn was born in the Netherlands and grew up in an adventurous family of five kids. They travelled the world and lived in Singapore, Curacao and Australia before settling in New Zealand. Eventually returning to her home country, she studied brand management in Amsterdam and worked for a few years in fashion and theatre. Wanting a life with more freedom, she quit her office job, started cycling, and discovered her calling. She and her partner live in a small house in Amersfoort and own the bouldering gym around the corner. They love to rock climb and cycle and try to spend as much time as they can outdoors.
A Fifer at heart now living in Glasgow, a web developer of 8 years. I enjoy long distance hiking, climbing, snowboarding and mountain biking (the steeper the better!) around the Scottish Highlands and beyond.
Born and raised in Bogotá, Santiago studied design in his home country, and immediately after obtaining his degree, he started discovering the world. He has lived and worked in Colombia, Spain, Italy, and France, where he currently resides. After several years of working in the furniture and luxury industries in northern Italy, he has decided to dive into the world of nature and adventure.
Seán is living the van life in Sweden, searching out boulders to climb, forests to bike, and mountains to snowboard. Always fascinated with exploration, he studied informatics and artificial intelligence at The University of Edinburgh where he specialised in the development of autonomous exploration robots. For the past eight years Seán has helped companies adopt cutting-edge technology for automation and human computer interfaces. He is now applying the same knowledge to help humans explore the world around them!
Sebastian studied physics and moved to Berlin to pursue a PhD. He fell in love with the city and discovered his passion for all topics Data Science and Machine Learning related. Sebastian loves climbing and can be found in one of the climbing gyms of Berlin if he’s not building some data product.
After growing up in the urban area of the Ruhr and studying media technology in Cologne, Sebastian moved to Berlin. Exploring the hustle and bustle of the German capital for a few years, he rediscovered his nature-loving heart. Camping and hiking became a growing part of his life and, together with his wife, he walked many trails in Europe, USA and even Japan – his beloved Fuji camera always around his neck. He joined komoot in 2019 to help ensure the highest quality of cycling and hiking collections.
Simon grew up in Dublin and fell in love with the freedom that cycling brought him. After a few years of road racing he discovered bikepacking; now you’ll find him at his happiest on a mountainous gravel road with panniers strapped to his bike. Simon’s background is in Theoretical Physics and Data Analytics. He loves to unlock the stories hidden in data, especially if those insights can be used to help more people have epic outdoor experiences. Before joining komoot he had already been on cycling adventures in 13 different countries and plans to keep increasing that number.
Steph is from the west coast of Scotland, where she developed a love of the outdoors from a young age. She has a background in psychology and neuroscience and is particularly interested in how humans interact with tech. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, cycling (mostly offroad!), bikepacking, camping, and exploring Scotland with her beloved dog Archie. She wanted to join Komoot so she can combine her love of coding, data, and the outdoors to work on a product that helps people have adventures.
Stephanie’s heart beats for rocks, roots, trails, and the mountains. She can be found out in nature at every opportunity, whether on one wheel, two wheels, carrying two tine feet or with two hands on the rock face. When she can’t be outside, Stephanie is probably reading or writing and dreaming up the next adventure.
Steven was born in the South of England but spent many of his childhood years living in Cyprus chasing lizards, snakes, bugs and anything else that moved. Now happily married with 2 children living in Ireland his time is spent exploring the Mourne Mountains either on foot or by mountain bike. At Komoot, Steven is part of the QA team and spends his time hunting for bugs of a different kind!
Having exhausted the suburban US lifestyle, Tania moved to Germany in 2018 to bring her finance and accounting background to the Berlin startup scene. After completing her first multi-day bike ride from Vienna to Budapest on a city bike with a flat tire, she's all too painfully aware of the consequences of under preparing for long bike trips. Since then, she has been upgrading her gear (though the city bike stays) and exploring new routes across the continent.
French and Austrian and raised in six different European countries, Thomas has just graduated from University, having studied engineering, economics and management and taken on a variety of short-term roles in different companies. Always on the lookout for opportunities to learn and discover new things, he is a keen developer in his free time as well as a big fan of the outdoors and nature, where he enjoys running, hiking and cycling, wherever he is. His eagerness to help people and find solutions - as well as his aversion to traditional careers in business - has led him to his role as Customer Support manager.
Tim is originally from Germany but now lives in Switzerland to be closer to the Alps. On the weekends you can usually find him somewhere in the mountains. Whether it is climbing or running in the summer or ski mountaineering in the winter, he tries to spend as much time outside as possible. During the week Tim does everything he can to keep the data you intrust us secure.
Based in a small town in the middle of the Heckengäu next to the Black Forest, the outdoors were always just one footstep away for Tobi. But his true passion for bicycle trips startet, when he cycled for the first time to the south of France and then to Spain in 2013. Since then it was more likely to find him somewhere in southwestern Europe with his new buddy Alfred – the name of his bike – than in his proper four walls. The work on his travel blog finally brought him closer to writing about his adventures in a professional way. So he decided to apply for some editorial work at komoot in 2020 and is now happy to take care of the development and the quality of the inspiring outdoor collections.
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.
Originally from the Lake District in the North of England, Tom currently lives in Bristol so he can be close to the UK’s best surf spots whilst still enjoying the city’s growing tech scene. His prized possession is his VW campervan called Veldred, who takes him and his girlfriend on mini adventures. He loves the outdoors and likes nothing more than to go trail running, gravel biking or snowboarding with his pals before coming home and drinking a well earned beer.
Software developer from Czech Republic who likes to think about the product from the beginning and to experiment with novel user interfaces (multi touch and gesture input, smart watch apps). Interested in human computer interaction, user experience and UI design. Studied the informatics on Charles University and a Computer Graphics on CTU in Prague. Former C# developer and Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional, now focusing on a Garmin Connect IQ platform. Avid mountain biker (trail, enduro), loves hiking in the mountains on small islands just with a backpack and a tent.
Tommaso has spent the last decade living and working across the United States, Canada, and Europe, splitting his time between his three main passions: people, technology, and the great outdoors. He is motivated by helping global teams communicate and work effectively across cultures, leadership development, business, coaching, and digital transformation in the talent space. When he’s not working, you might find him skiing in the Dolomites, paddleboarding in his Italian hometown, or writing his Executive MBA capstone project in a Parisian co-working space, with an espresso macchiato on his side.
I grew up in a small town in Saxony and wrote my first computer program in BASIC at the age of 10. I’ve since developed a passion for distributed system, cloud computing and software architecture. I joined komoot to combine my love for tech and outdoor adventures. Once a passionate soccer player, I fell in love with cycling during a trip to Mallorca in 2017. Since then, my heart beats for everything cycling-related. Whether it’s the newest gadgets, training indoors and outdoors and even building my own bikes. If I’m not on a bike, you can probably find me rushing through some airport to catch the plane to my next travel destination. Or on a yoga mat winding down from my previous adventures.
Valentin grew up near the mountains but lost his heart to Berlin. He enjoys long bike trips, trying to keep up with his kids (they win). With a PhD in cognitive psychology and neuroscience, his passion lies at the intersection of human behavior and data. For more than 6 years he's been working on mobile apps to create unforgettable real-life experiences.
Grown up in a Russian village and not fascinated by the rural lifestyle, since his childhood Vladimir dreamt about living a big city life and making video games – and after getting a degree in computer science his career led him to the lovely giant village called Frankfurt. Disappointed by the gaming industry at large, after a short venture of working as a gaming journalist and a book translator in 2017 Vladimir became an Android developer – and remained a passionate gamer and an avid cyclist.
Born and raised in a rural village in Belgium, Willem always yearned for the outdoors. Taking numerous camping and hiking trips throughout his teens and twenties. After a season of building hiking trails in USA’s national parks and after backpacking across Australia, Willem met “the one” and settled down in Belgium. He now enjoys vacations in the mountains with his girlfriend and son. After losing quite some weight and hence retiring as a rugby forward, he aspires to run an ultra trail (race) someday (needs a lot of training still). After getting his master’s degree in communication, Willem quickly reoriented towards tech, first by taking an extensive course in embedded systems followed by several jobs as a QA engineer for web and mobile apps. Willem loves exploring and learning (about) new things.
Xavi was born and raised in Menorca, a Spanish island in the middle of the Mediterranean. Having loved videogames & computers since very young, he had to end up studying something related to the field. He ended up living in Barcelona for 6 years, but now he is back to the lovely Menorca. He started building iOS apps in 2015 and he hasn't stopped ever since, he even has some indie apps available on the App Store. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, hiking during cold months and the beach during the warm ones.