Our vision, values, history and team

About Bitmovin

Bitmovin was founded in 2012 to solve a core need in the market - to create best in class video development solutions that enable customers to create memorable digital experiences, worldwide.

Our Vision and Mission

Bitmovin is carving its own path and at the forefront of shaping the future of video, through the creation of industry-leading development solutions, that redefine the customer and viewer experience.
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Our Core Values

Our core values are designed to be unique to Bitmovin, a set of operational commandments designed to unite our team under one streamlined operational umbrella. They serve as our behavioral lens through which each employee should look through when it comes to knowing how to act on a day-to-day basis.
Think through the customer lens.

Create the best solutions to enable our customers to deliver the best experiences to the markets they serve. Go the extra mile to surprise and delight our customers.

Own it.

Take pride in your work and accomplish what you set out to do. See it through to completion. Find and provide solutions to problems and take initiative.

Attack the idea, not the person.

Engage in constructive conflict and get all ideas out in the open at the start of a project. Treat others respectfully and embrace new perspectives with an open mind.

Innovate relentlessly.

Seek to learn continuously and cultivate a culture of innovation and curiosity. Adopt an always learning mindset and flex your idea muscles often.

Execute and get results.

A strategy is just a theory unless it is executed. Plans, while important, don’t move the needle for the company. Results do. Look to create the highest impact, efficiently.

Our founders story

Milestones to date

2012

During their studies at the Alpen Adria Universität in Klagenfurt, Stefan and Chris started their research: MPEG-DASH Streaming via Internet

2014

First Products (Encoding, Player), First Team Members in Engineering, Marketing and Sales

2015

YCombinator - First office in the US - Focusing on Developer Go-To-Market Strategy

2016

Series A Funding - Global Expansion

2018

Local Expansion in the US and Europe, Global Expansion in LATAM and APAC regions; Series B Funding

2019

Over 250 enterprise customers around the globe

A selection of our executives

Meet the Team

Stefan Lederer
Stefan Lederer
CEO & Co-Founder
CEO & Co-Founder
Christopher Mueller
Christopher Mueller
CTO & Co-Founder
CTO & Co-Founder
Christian Timmerer
Christian Timmerer
CIO & Co-Founder
CIO & Co-Founder
Howard Sewell
Howard Sewell
SVP Global Sales
SVP Global Sales
Ed Peek
Ed Peek
VP Sales
VP Sales
David Godfrey
David Godfrey
VP Sales APAC
VP Sales APAC
Gerald Zankl
Gerald Zankl
Director, Global Inside Sales
Director, Global Inside Sales
Kieran Farr
Kieran Farr
VP Marketing
VP Marketing
Stefan Gruber
Stefan Gruber
VP, Engineering
VP, Engineering
Martin Smole
Martin Smole
Director Encoding
Director Encoding
Lukas Kröpfl
Lukas Kröpfl
Director Player
Director Player
Roland Kersche
Roland Kersche
Director Platform
Director Platform
Daniel Hölbling-Inzko
Daniel Hölbling-Inzko
Director Analytics
Director Analytics
Igor Oreper
Igor Oreper
VP Solutions
VP Solutions
Reinhard Grandl
Reinhard Grandl
Director of Product Management
Director of Product Management
Kenneth Carter
Kenneth Carter
General Counsel
General Counsel
Michael Peter
Michael Peter
Director HR
Director HR
Raul Vecchione
Raul Vecchione
Solutions Architect
Specialties include: 4K HDR, AVC(h.264) & HEVC(h.265) Codecs, OTT DASH/HLS Streaming, and Video Streaming Ecosystem Languages: English, Spanish
Paul MacDougall
Paul MacDougall
Principal Sales Engineer
Specialties: Encoding, Player, Analytics, Workflows Languages: English
Fabre Lambeau
Fabre Lambeau
Senior Solutions Architect
Specialties: Encoding, REST Services, Automation Languages: English, French, Dutch, Latin and Ancient Greek
Daniel Weinberger
Daniel Weinberger
Principal Solutions Architect
Specialties include: Playback & Analytics, DASH & HLS, Low Latency, DRM, fMP4 & MPEG-2 TS containers, and Video Streaming Ecosystem Languages: German, English
Christoph Prager
Christoph Prager
Product Manager Analytics
Specialties: Analytics Languages: English, German
Daniel Balis
Daniel Balis
Product Manager Player
Specialties: Video platforms, cloud, analytics, SAAS, and ad tech Languages: English
Markus Hafellner
Markus Hafellner
Product Manager Encoding
Specialties: VoD high quality, Linear live streaming, Machine Learning, Deployment options Languages: English, German
Marco Garghentini
Marco Garghentini
EMEA Solutions Director
Specialties: End-to-end OTT Solutions from ingest to playback. Languages: English, Italian
Press, news and awards

Bitmovin in the news

Funding

Our Investors to Date

Bitmovin, Inc. is based in San Francisco, USA, Klagenfurt, Austria and privately owned. Our investors include YCombinator (YC S15), Highland Europe, Atomico, SpeedInvest, Constantia Industries and Dawn Capital.
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Our office locations

Places we call home

San Francisco

41 Drumm Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

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Klagenfurt

Schleppeplatz 7, Top 4.3
9020 Klagenfurt, Austria

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Denver

1444 Wazee Street, Suite 110
Denver, CO 80202, USA

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Vienna

Turm 24/ 4. OG/ Top 403
Gertrude-Fröhlich-Sandner-Str. 2-4
1100 Viena, Austria

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Berlin

Dahlmannstraße 5
10629 Berlin, Germany

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