About Us

CloudMade works with the world's leading automotive and consumer electronics OEMs to help them deliver mobility experiences that are truly remarkable.  From smartphones to wearables to the connected car, CloudMade is an established pioneer of location based technologies that enable bold new user experiences.

At CloudMade we place a huge emphasis on enabling our customers to create experiences that are uniquely theirs.  We are completely focussed on creating great software tools that let our customers craft truly unique experiences, we provide extreme customization options that let our customer's brand and user experience paradigms shine through.

We work with our customers in three ways, often all three at the same time.  First, we license our core technologies as a range of solutions that provide the building blocks for today's connected car manufactures to build upon.  We provide systems integration expertise that includes a range of porting and customization activities across our core technologies.  Finally, we have deep domain expertise in user experience design for consumer mobility solutions, ranging from connected cars to on-dash navigation to smart phone applications to wearables, spanning all phases of design from early conceptual thinking through to research, field testing, interviews, focus groups, execution and refinement.  

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Where we are

CloudMade has offices in


CloudMade and Content

CloudMade aggregates content from 1000s of different global sources.  We are completely independent of any one content provider and strive to provide our customers with a best in breed solution for managing geospatial data, as well as unbiased advice and insights about location based content strategies.


Who we are

CloudMade's executive team are veterans of the mobile, internet and location based services industries:

Juha Christensen

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.

Nick Black

Co-founder Nick Black leads CloudMade's product and design organizations.  His experience spans people, products and places.  He has extensive experience leading user-centric design processes and in building and leading product planning and management organizations from early stage to large teams.  A location based services specialist by training, Nick started his career building location based applications for smartphones before phones had GPS.  Nick was an early driver of OpenStreetMap, the worldwide movement that has created a free map of the world, used by Apple, Foursquare and countless others. 

Michael Farrow

Michael FarrowCloudMade'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.

James Brown

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.

Kristian Kroyer

Kristian Kroyer, Creative Director of CloudMade, is a designer and strategist with an entrepreneurial mindset working in the intersection between design, technology and lifestyle where they meet in an innovative and valuable user experience. Kristian has more than 17 years of practical experience in design strategy and brand strategy and co-founded a number of design driven companies and consultancies including Libratone, Eyegonomic and Designit Munich working with some of the strongest consumer brands in the world.


Who we are backed by

CloudMade is backed by three of the most prominent names in venture capital; 83North, who are behind successes like Wonga, JustEat, ScaleIO, Actifio, SocialPoint, NotOnTheHighstreet, iZettle, SuperSonicAds and Zerto. 83North is an affiliated fund of Greylock Partners, a leading Silicon Valley Venture Capital firm; Sunstone Capital, who have invested in companies like Layar, Asetek, Issuu, Prezi, Trunk and Neotechnology; Intel Capital with invesments in more than 100 companies worldwide, including - DynamicOps, Perceptive Pixel, Vocera and Gaikai.