Powering the community-led business revolution
Founded by community experts and developers, crowd.dev was built to help businesses grow sustainably through their community.
Jonathan (Co-Founder, CEO) was responsible for building up a developer community at a DevTool company. He was soon frustrated that the work required him to switch between endless platforms and work with incomplete data, not really bringing back value to the business. During this time, he also realized there were no tools available that had all the integrations and features he needed for the developer space. So he started working on his own solution…
Working on a solution that was making his own life more manageable, Jonathan figured out that other companies struggled with the same problems. So he teamed up with Joan (Co-Founder, CTO) who himself was an avid community member of several open-source communities and they decided to found crowd.dev. They also started to think about the future and that a critical tool, as community management is, should be open-source. This would enable to, over time, form a strong developer community around crowd.dev that could add use-cases to the software.
After releasing the first MVP, it was clear that there was interest. Developer-focused companies found crowd.dev and signed up to the alpha version in numbers. At the same time, Jonathan and Joan started to build out the team with the first engineers, Mário and Anil.
To incorporate all the valuable feedback from early users in our community, it was time to bring in external funding to accelerate the building process. We are super happy that we found supportive and knowledgeable investors who believed in our mission to be the community tool of choice for developer-focused companies. With that, we hired more passionate individuals to keep the momentum going and grew the team to 10 people.
We are excited about what the future will hold!
Building communities means building connections between the people in them. We want to foster the relationship between like-minded peers, businesses to their users, and businesses with each other to create value.
We believe that the future of business is open - be it code, data, culture or communication.
We give everyone full freedom to decide when, where and how they do their tasks.
We put humans first and prioritize the wellbeing of our people over everything.
We hold ourselves accountable and measure our work by the results we deliver to our customers.
We strive for greatness in what we do and never settle for the status quo.
We love learning, seek alternative perspectives, and embrace the unknown.
"As a child, I thought that mirrors were doors to an alternative world."
"I love how no two days are the same and the overall excitement in the very early stages."
"I am fascinated by start-ups and growth, especially building fun side projects for impact."
"The first thing I do when I wake up is make a cup of coffee and drink it under the shower."
"I hate when people shake water bottles, even if it it is not sparkling. For some reason, I feel it will taste worse."
"I’m a master at imitating animals - or at least I'd like too."
"One day, once I’m retired, I want to become a carpenter! Either that, or a musician."
"If a bee is flying around, I will automatically lose my calm and hide, no matter the situation."
"When I was 6 years old I got my first PC and ever since then I wanted to become a wizard who controls that incredible machine."
"I know all about large and growing communities, comes with bunny territory."