CloudMade provides OEMs and application developers with a range of innovative tools and APIs that let them create unique location based devices and applications across all major web and mobile platforms. These solutions are cloud connected which keeps the maps and data fresh, keeps the users data synchronized across screens and links the user to their personal social data. OEMs and developers use CloudMade's tools to create applications that delight and amaze mobile and web consumers. You can find out more about the devices and applications built on top of CloudMade's platform in case studies. We draw on a strong foundation of technologies and people to create measurable business impact for our customers around the world.
Who are we backed by
CloudMade is backed by two of the most prominent names in venture capital Greylock, who are behind successes like Facebook, LinkedIn, Pandora, Red Hat, Gowalla and DoubleClick; Sunstone Capital, who have invested in companies like Layar, Asetek, Issuu, Prezi, Trunk and Neotechnology; Intel Capital with invesments in more than 100 comapnies worldwide, including - DynamicOps, Perceptive Pixel, Vocera and Gaikai.
Where we are
CloudMade has offices in
CloudMade and Content
When we started in 2009 OpenStreetMap was the source of map data for CloudMade. Since then there’s been an explosion of accessible, exciting geo-data which CloudMade's platform makes accessible to device OEMs, automotive manufactures developers and enterprises. Today we aggregate content from hundreds of differnet sources from all around the world.
Who we are
CloudMade was founded in 2007 to enable developers build location enabled applications and services.
Juha Christensen is Chairman and CEO of CloudMade. A serial entrepreneur with a remarkable track record, he was voted one of the 25 Most Influential Europeans in Technology by Time Magazine.
Juha has been building mobile operating systems for most of his career. He founded Symbian, went on to lead the charge in the early days of Windows Mobile, was President at Macromedia, was part of building Teleca, the largest System Integrator in the mobile industry, and helped create a success out of Trolltech and Qt. Today he is as passionate about great user experiences as ever, focusing his time on helping developers, large and small, build great products and services utilizing the CloudMade platform.
Co-founder Nick Black is passionate about creating tools and services that enable developers to deliver remarkable location based experiences across all device types - from mobile to web and beyond. Being one of the earliest driving forces behind OpenStreetMap - the free wiki world map - and a developer in the past, Nick has gained a unique insight into the world of community created content and a deep understanding of developers' needs for location products. As Head of Products, Nick is responsible for leading the company’s product vision and strategy, servicing an ever growing community of developers - from entrepreneurs building the next great mobile app, to developers in large companies working on the latest handset, satellite navigation device or fitness product.
James Brown, CloudMade's CTO, has been working in the field of telecommunications, geo-spatial data, database/ERP and retail industries for over 25 years. Jim has spent most of this time on creating new products and building/running technical groups and consulting practices. Jim has great experience working with a mix of large corporates (places like Kmart, Oracle and EDS) and startups/smaller technology organizations (places like Symbian, Sonopia, and SurfKitchen). He has been keeping his hands on technically around database, technical architecture and app development.
Michael Farrow, CloudMade's CFO, before joining the company served as a CFO for NetShelter Technology Media, which delivers internet advertising across technology-related websites. Previously, he was CFO of Jumpstart Automotive Media, a leader in both automotive content and advertising, and the top Financial Manager for fastest growing division at EarthLink, a Fortune 1000 company.