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Group photo of the founders of Klar.

Nice to meet you. We are Max, Frank & Cillier.

We met around 10 years ago while working together in Cape Town and have been working at various start-ups together since. Cillier & Frank leading the tech teams while Max lead marketing.

Together, and with our team, we combine operating experience in scaling eCommerce companies to 9-figures, data science and data security prowess.

We know that starting an eCom business has never been easier. Making it successful has never been harder.

Over the last ten years many powerful tools have emerged that make selling online incredibly easy. But when it comes to data, most companies still use spreadsheets or basic tools like Data Studio. These take a lot of time to maintain and don't deliver any real insights.

With Klar, we want to change this and build the Data Operating System for eCommerce companies.

A single source of truth that is tailored to the needs of growing e-commerce brands. Fast to set-up and easy to maintain. While also providing you with detailed insights and recommendations on how you can accelerate growth and increase profitability.

We would love for you to join us on this journey.

Meet our team

Our principles

Before we even started to think about what we want to build, we spend many evenings talking about what kind of company we want to build. We established a set of principles that we value above anything else.

Guiding Principle: Do work you are proud of

Unfortunately, too many times, things get sacrificed for short-term results. That might be necessary at times, but do it too often and it becomes the standard. And things start to derail from there…

We want to build a great product. For our customers, but also ourselves.

To make this principle a reality, a few things are necessary.

We certainly know that this is not what everyone is looking for. But we are totally ok with that.

Ownership & Trust

We want to work with adults. That doesn't describe age, but attitude. If you say you'll do something. You do it. Simple.

We trust you to do what is right. And you trust us to do the same.

Work With The Best

To build something remarkable, you not only need to know your tools, but also how to use them effectively, efficiently and wisely. And never shy away from learning something new.

We love working on hard problems. We feed off each other knowledge and experience and always want to get better. Each of us individually and together as a whole we strive for greatness.

Empathy & Candor

Pretty much every problem ever can be traced back to people not talking to each other. If there is something you don't like, say it. But also make a real effort to understand where the other person is coming from. 

The same thing is 100% true in the interaction with our customers. After having worked most of the last 10 years in e-commerce companies, we deeply care and empathise with the pain and struggles of our customers. 

If you find yourself nodding in agreement after this, we would love to talk to you. We are hiring across the board so check out our open position!

The people you will be working with.

Want to work at Klar? 
See our open job positions
Frank AllenbyLinkedIn Icon
Frank Allenby
Systems Engineer
Frank BirzleLinkedIn Icon
Frank Birzle
Arrie BurgerLinkedIn Icon
Arrie Burger
Software Engineer
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Cillié Burger
Jacob ClarksonLinkedIn Icon
Jacob Clarkson
Systems Engineer
Walter CloeteLinkedIn Icon
Walter Cloete
Senior ML Engineer
Jacq CrousLinkedIn Icon
Jacq Crous
Principle Data Scientist
Leon FergeeLinkedIn Icon
Leon Fergee
DTC Operator
Marc GarbellaLinkedIn Icon
Marc Garbella
Product Manager
Johan GroenewaldLinkedIn Icon
Johan Groenewald
Systems Engineer
James HawkinsLinkedIn Icon
James Hawkins
UK Growth Lead
Michal HaywardLinkedIn Icon
Michal Hayward
Product Designer (UI/UX)
Laura KremerLinkedIn Icon
Laura Kremer
Community and Content Lead
Rafael LewandowskiLinkedIn Icon
Rafael Lewandowski
eCommerce Manager
Sokol LikajLinkedIn Icon
Sokol Likaj
Data Engineer
Pascal MatthiesenLinkedIn Icon
Pascal Matthiesen
Senior Software Engineer
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Franz May
eCom Success Lead
André PhillipLinkedIn Icon
André Phillip
Principle Product Manager
Maximilian RastLinkedIn Icon
Maximilian Rast
Michał RyśkiewiczLinkedIn Icon
Michał Ryśkiewicz
Software Engineer
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Niklas Rüther
Partnership Manager
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Martijn Spitter
Software Engineer
Nico StappenLinkedIn Icon
Nico Stappen
eCommerce Manager
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Valentine Strunz-Happe
Founder's Associate
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Steven Wessels
Data Engineer