Christopher Schläffer
Christopher Schläffer

Founder & Executive Chairman

Christopher is a European technology executive and serial founder.

He served as Chief Digital Officer of VEON (NASDAQ: VEON) as well as Chief Product & Innovation Officer, Corporate Development Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of Deutsche Telekom (Xetra: DTE).

Together with Andy Rubin, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Peter Chou and Cole Brodman he unveiled the world’s first mobile phone based on Android, T-Mobile G1. In 2007, he and Tim Cook closed Apple’s first partnership on iPhone outside the US. Christopher started his career with Accenture.

Christopher has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, ranked one of the Top-50 Innovators To Watch, named "Manager of the Year 2022" in his native Austria and is a Member of the Board at Amnesty International.

He takes an avid interest in promoting an open information society, human rights, equality, science and the arts and graduated from the Vienna University of Economics.

James Ellis-Reeves
James Ellis-Reeves

Co-founder & Chief Technologist

Jim is a passionate software craftsman who has led development across a wide range of technologies and platforms.

Prior to serving as Head of Mobile Development at VEON (NASDAQ: VEON), Jim led Android and Amazon Fire development at the Ordnance Survey, the UK’s National Mapping Agency, bringing their paper maps into the digital consumer space and was the lead Mobile Developer at Wunelli, a subsidiary of LexisNexis and RELX (LES:REL), building driving telematics applications for the likes of Admiral and AXA.

Jim started his software career building financial based Desktop Applications for the Gattaca Group (LSE: GATC) before moving into mobile focused projects in 2012.

Born in 1980 in Southampton, UK, Jim spent time seeing the world through short stints as a Mechanical Engineer in the British Army and Merchant Navy.

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