About

We started this company in 2009 as engineers hailing from Berlin & Amsterdam.

Five years later, we’ve released a ton of open source software and are dept-free, profitable, and still privately owned.

Thousands of automated system tests, integration tests and visual diffs have allowed us to take two steps forward while keeping all running smoothly.

Our scaling algorithm and custom Amazon EC2 agreements allow us to spin up 500 machines at once, ready to start encoding in 3 minutes in datacenters spread across the US and Europe. You can set a continental preference, or let us decide what performs best based upon the location of your end users.

We love continually improving our scaling, managing security, dealing with edge cases, supporting the latest formats, and providing a great user experience.

We often blog about all of this, too.

Transloadit is brought to you by a small team of fulltime developers, and supported by a network of befriended experts and freelancers. Please meet our team in order of appearance:

Team

Tim KoschützkiCo-Founder

Berlin, Germany

Tim is a skilled programmer with over 12 years of web development experience. Halfway his career he became core contributor to the CakePHP framework. He wears all hats here at Transloadit. This includes working on our API services and bots, scaling algorithms, handling customer billing, etc. Tim has a passion for German Engineering which shines through in Transloadit and several of his open source projects.

Kevin van ZonneveldCo-Founder

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Before Transloadit Kevin worked as the research & development lead for a hosting company in Amsterdam. As such he was in charge of automating business & sysadmin efforts, and also designed web infrastructure for its customers. His scalability expertise was put to good use in the construction of Transloadit’s highly available platform. Kevin continues to improve our backend as we expand, and also loves to engage with product development and innovation. You can check out his blog where he likes to muse about coding and distributed systems.

Marius KleidlBack-end Developer

Marius is a young and gifted developer who’s taking on some big challenges for us here at Transloadit. His latest projects include the coding of our Go SDK, as well as deep research on how to best utilize Docker in our next-gen application stack. Marius is as thorough as he is quick in picking up new technology, and he can often be found trolling the support forums to see how he can help our users best enjoy their Transloadit experience.

Fahad Ibnay HeylaalFront-end Developer

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Fahad is the creator of Croogo, a member of Bower team, and developer at True. In his spare time, he is helping Transloadit’s frontend get better. Passionate about CSS and JavaScript, he brings a flavour of freshness in terms of UI, to an already great product that Transload is. And he can’t wait to experiment with new hipster technologies to produce great experiences for our users.

Vincent BeckerData Analyst

Vincent is an aspiring mathematician also known as “the puzzle freak”. Vincent studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science and is now taking up a study in Mathematics. This makes him a great fit to work on some of our harder mathematical problems such as scaling algorithm optimization.

Milan VuckovicGraphic Designer

Serbia

Milan is a skilled designer hailing from Serbia who’s on a mission to make the world a more beautiful place, pixel-by-pixel. You can see Milan’s hand at work in our new robot logo, and you’ll continue to see more of his pixel perfect work moving forward. Milan is an Adobe Creative Suite expert, and you should check out some of his other great designs

Dennis van de WaterHouse Photographer

Dennis is a very talented photographer currently residing near Amsterdam. His subjects of choice include landscapes, cityscapes, nature, travel, nightscapes, animals/macro, and time lapse. Dennis provides the artwork used on our homepage and throughout our documentation and demos. We urge you to visit his website to check out more of his amazing work and beautiful photography.

Niels van HoorniOS Developer

Niels is a full stack iOS developer who spends his days working at NRC doing contracting work under his own company: Zeker Waar. For Transloadit, he’s in charge of putting together our latest iOS SDK using Apple’s brand new Swift language. Niels is a critical thinker, and his capabilities are helping us to provide better service and documentation throughout.

Alumni

Felix GeisendörferCo-Founder

Berlin, Germany

Although now an alumnus, Felix’s contributions to Transloadit will continue to be felt for years to come. From 2009 until his departure in 2013, Felix was instrumental in taking a budding idea in our heads and transforming it into a profitable startup. He was one of the first contributors to Node.js and continues to work on various other open source projects. Felix is currently working as a contractor developing software in Go, and remains involved with our team.

Joe DanzigerDeveloper Evangelist

In 2014 an early 2015 Joe helped us spread the love through conferences, hackathons, and various marketing initiatives. He still serves as co-host of the New York Cold Fusion User Group, but also enjoys using more cutting-edge languages like Meteor.js and Go.