Vision

Crownstone: indoor positioning hardware for smart homes using artificial intelligence to automatically react to someone’s presence.

Our first bet is that 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!

Our second bet is that 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!

The core values of Crownstone are saving time, quality time, and transparency. We automate so people have more time. We bring comfort and want people to enjoy their homes. We operate customer-centric and privacy-aware. Your data is yours.

Who are we?

The best way to show who we are is with a little video!

You can follow us as a team on Facebook and Twitter. You can follow individual team members on Twitter as well, like Hans, who loves enterpreneurship, Peet, who supports many crowdfunding projects, or Anne, who can’t stop talking about robots and artificial intelligence.

Apart from work, if you’re into martial arts, drop Bart a message. Peet likes everything that involves audio and Alex is into 3D animations.


Where are we?

Right in the center of Rotterdam!

Crownstone
Stationsplein 45 d1.118
3013 AK Rotterdam, The Netherlands
KvK: 66065208
BTW/VAT: NL856381111B01

Contact

phone: 0031103073955 / 010-3073955

How to get there?

Crownstone is housed in the beautiful Groothandelsgebouw at Rotterdam Central Station (parking for and direction by car). We recommend to come by public transport, it’s at the station!

Plan your return trip with Rotterdam Central departure times. Count at least two minutes walking through the Groothandelsgebouw.


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.

We recommend that you scroll through the website and the blog to know what the role of our products can be in a business-to-business context. Indoor localisation has wide applicability apart from use at home, including (informal) care, flexible places at work, and preventive maintenance.

We have a very transparent manner of operation. You can find a lot of information about us 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.

Find pictures and logos on the press kit page.


Core Team

The Crownstone team is extremely well versed in a wide variety of skills. We have all been to Dutch or international universities and like challenges above anything else!

It is easy to contact each of us individually. Just 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.

Hugh Jones

Hugh Jones
Sales Engineer

Hugh will help you to understand what Crownstone can do for you

Arno Huisman

Arno Huisman
Software Developer

Arno takes care of all your Android issues!

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 is a successful entrepreneur and investor in the Rotterdam region under the investment company Almende Investments. Anton Montagne wrote the book on electronic design and teaches at the Technical University Delft. Alexander Weisz is an expert in management and business development for starting companies such as Finch Buildings and Quantoz. Berend Olde Rikkert has ample experience in the energy sector, for example at the successful Quby company, known from the Eneco Toon and as vice president Energy and Utilities at Capgemini.

Hans Abbink

Hans Abbink
Founder Almende Investments

Anton Montagne

Anton Montagne
Structured Electronic Designer

Alexander Weisz

Alexander Weisz
Business Consultant

Berend Olde Rikkert

Berend Olde Rikkert
Partnership Director

Our Current Master Students

Feel free to contact our master students to get some additional insight into Crownstone. Use their first name and attach @crownstone.rocks at the end.

Victoria Mavrikopoulou

Victoria Mavrikopoulou
TU Delft

In-network localization


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.

Mart-Jan Koedam

Mart-Jan Koedam
Technische Informatica, Hogeschool Rotterdam

Crownstone with Homey

Joey Ouwens

Joey Ouwens
Informatica, Hogeschool Rotterdam

Crownstone with Philips Hue

Kevin van Rijn

Kevin van Rijn
Technische Informatica, Hogeschool Rotterdam

Low-Level Bluetooth Low-Energy Library


Hall of Fame

For a nice overview of past employees and interns, who have worked on robotics and wireless sensor networks at Crownstone, our sister company DoBots, or our mother company Almende, (scientific research), take a look at our hall of fame.

Really, go there! :-) There is lot of interesting research and perhaps software you can use yourself!


Chat with a human! :-) No bots!