Our Vision


Crownstone as indoor positioning hardware for smart buildings that uses artificial intelligence to automatically react to someone’s presence.

In the future indoor positioning will be a larger market than outdoor positioning (GPS)

 

Very straightforward, our homes and offices will never be smart if they do not know where we are!

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Every device will get a chip, in particular power outlets and lights

 

A smart outlet brings comfort, safety, and energy savings. There are many more power outlets than smartphones in the world. That’s the potential impact of a company like Crownstone! Billions of human acts automated. Billions of energy savings each year!

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Our core values

Saving time

 

Crownstones automate so people have more time.

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Quality time

 

Crownstone bring comfort and we want people to enjoy their homes.

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Transparency

 

We operate customer-centric and privacy-aware. Your data is yours.

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Our background

Crownstone has been originally developed by DoBots, has as seed investor Almende Investments, is part of the Rockstart accelerator, and launched as company on the 20th of May 2016.

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We have a very transparent manner of operation. A lot of information about us can be found online, such as the Kickstarter where we raised over 70.000 euros for the Crownstones, our blog, where we give you a lot of insight into our projects, and our github repositories.

Core Team


The Crownstone team is extremely well versed in a wide variety of skills. We all have been to Dutch or international universities and like challenges above anything else! To contact any of us individually, use our first name and attach @crownstone.rocks at the end.

Anne van Rossum

Anne van Rossum
CEO

Anne studied electrical engineering and cognitive psychology. At Almende and DoBots he coordinated and did research on autonomous robots. Every Thursday is math day!

Peet van Tooren

Peet van Tooren
CTO

Peet worked for a lot of international companies (Siemens, Philips) in the car industry, mainly on navigation software.

Bart van Vliet

Bart van Vliet
Software Developer

Bart has a masters in Mechanical Engineering and does not shy away from the most in-depth embedded programming jobs. Ask him anything on the nRF architecture!

Alex de Mulder

Alex de Mulder
Designer & Software Developer

Alex has a masters in Applied Physics and is a stellar developer. At times his physics training shows, for example in the beautiful visualizations in our app.

Teresa van Dam

Teresa van Dam
Business Developer

Teresa has a masters in Data Science and makes sure that our products and services are embraced by the market!

Arend de Jonge

Arend de Jonge
Algorithm Designer & Firmware Developer

Arend has a masters in Mathematics. He'll make sure Crownstone is secure and our algorithms are top-notch.

Elke Salzmann

Elke Salzmann
Electrician

Elke, for a flawless installation of Crownstones!

Crownstone Advisors and Experts


At Crownstone we have multiple advisors and experts who help us bring Crownstone to the market.

Hans Abbink

Hans Abbink
Founder Almende Investments

Hans Abbink is a successful entrepreneur and investor in the Rotterdam region under the investment company Almende Investments.

Anton Montagne

Anton Montagne
Structured Electronic Designer

Anton Montagne teaches at the Technical University Delft and wrote the book on electronic design.

Alexander Weisz

Alexander Weisz
Business Consultant

Alexander Weisz is an expert in management and business development for starting companies such as Finch Buildings and Quantoz.

Berend Olde Rikkert

Berend Olde Rikkert
Partnership Director

Berend Olde Rikkert has ample experience in the energy sector as vice president Energy and Utilities at Capgemini as well as at the successful company Quby.

Jan Peter Larsen

Jan Peter Larsen
CEO Almende Investments

Jan Peter knows how to run a business. Crownstone benefits from his ample experience as managing director of Sense Labs and NiceDay.

Interns


Our most recent interns, who perform a wide range of tasks. They help people with advice on Crownstones, test all kind of smartphone variants, organize hackathons, building a booth for trade fairs, desoldering and soldering electronic components, product assembly, and much more.

Joy Baris

Joy Baris
Human Technologies, Techniek College Rotterdam

User experience

Hall of fame

For a nice overview of past employees and interns, who have worked at Crownstone, at our sister company DoBots, or at our mother company Almende, take a look at our hall of fame.

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